With this issue hitting your doormats on the 6th, you’ve just over a week before the Autumn Stafford Show (more correctly the 25th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, at the county showground just to the east of the county town) and, consequently, Bonhams’ most focussed motorcycle auction of the year. Aside from some rather more modern machinery (the sort often referred to as ‘future classics’) such as a Kawasaki H2R registered last year, the auction will have an expansive line-up of machines, plus more than 80 bikes from the Willowbrook Collection, which includes an oval-pistoned Honda NR750 from 1993 as well as the aforementioned supercharged Kawasaki, all of which will be offered with no reserve.

Somewhat older machinery includes a Silver Jubilee model Triumph Bonneville that has a mere 11 miles on its odometer; a Yamaha RD 350 F2 that’s covered less than one mile from new (how?); a ’62 Rocket Gold Star with full documentation from new; a 500cc Excelsior Manxman built in 1938; an overhead valve AJS K8 from 1928; and a host of other ultra-desirable bikes.
Read more in the October 2018 issue of OBM – on sale now!

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