Archive for February, 2016

British Motorbike History – Norton, Triumph and BSA

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Men and Motors is a British YouTube channel that covers all aspects of “petrolhead” topics, as well as other manly pursuits. If you like super cars, classic cars, sportbikes, vintage motorcycles, or even boats, you’ll find something to like on their channel.

They have a whole series of videos chronicling the history of the British motorcycle industry, from the earliest days, to the rebirth. Of most interest to us though, is this video on the golden age of classic British motorbikes including Norton, Triumph and B.S.A. Join host Jeff Stone as he details the Norton Featherbed frame and roadholder fork, Vincent Black Shadow, B.S.A.… Read the rest

Restoring Antique Vehicles – How to Get Started

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Restoring an antique vehicle can be a fantastically rewarding experience, as you are bringing a once raging beauty back to life. Almost anyone that has done the work and put the effort into restoring an antique vehicle will say it’s tedious, but also well worth the effort. If you are looking to restore an antique vehicle to its former glory, what are the necessary steps to take to make it happen?

Well, for starters, you need to find a vehicle to bring back, one that you want to and also seems feasible to restore. If the car you are hoping to restore is a family heirloom, be sure to do some research into the price of the parts and the value of the vehicle in general.… Read the rest