Classic Racer

A magazine where legends truly live on. From racer tests of historic machinery, written by those who can actually find the limit, to tales of those who made the sport great.

Classic Racer takes you so close to your faviourite classic bikes you can actually smell the Castrol R! With the world’s finest archive, and an editorial team who live and breathe the sport the only way you’ll get closer will be to put on your leathers.

Available from all good newsagents, but you know you’d rather be down at the track, so why not subscribe and save. If you’re a hands on type of rider all the practical sportsbike advice in Classic Racer will surely be one of the greatest rewards to the reader!


Selections of photographic excellence this issue from Don Morley, Mark Wernham and Nick Nicholls. Each one, exceptional.

It’s been a long time since your last set of thoughts, motivations and vocal outpourings about the world in which classic racing happens.

Paddock Gossip
Malcolm reports on the main points from the wider world over the past couple of months.

Sito’s bikes
The quarter-litre class of GP racing in the late 1980s was a hotbed of development that sat underneath some of the most exceptional riders of all time – Sito being one of them. These are his two most amazing bikes in close detail.

Jon Ekerold
The privateer who grabbed the factories by the scruff of their collective necks and showed them just what a privateer can do.

Alex Criville
At one meeting in particular, the Spaniard was simply incredible.

Michael Scott
Joining the ranks of Classic Racer, Michael starts off his time on these pages with a look back at a slice of 1987. What a season that was.

Proddie Part Two
Phillip Wain continues his account of the big bikes on the Island.

Classic TT
John Watterson files his report from the biggest classic TT event ever. And John McGuinness makes his racing comeback.

Fierce 3
The Irish season has been packed with close racing, incident and shenanigans. Our man Mark McCloskey has been there all season to watch it close up. Here’s what happened…

On track
Races from the season closers with CRMC and BHR.