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The Classic MotorCycle
Editor James Robinson
Categories Motorcycles
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 78,993 [1]
Publisher Mortons Media Group Ltd from 1998
EMAP from 1983
IPC Specialist and Business Press Ltd from 1981
Year founded 1981
First issue 1981 (bi-monthly)
Company Mortons Media Group Ltd
Country UK
Based in Horncastle Lincolnshire
Language English
Website classicmotorcycle.co.uk
ISSN ISSN - 0263-0850

The Classic Motor Cycle is a UK motorcycle magazine originally launched in 1981 with six editions a year as a spin-off from UK newspaper-format Motor Cycle Weekly (previously historically known as The Motor Cycle) as under then Editor-in-Chief Mick Woollett at IPC, Surrey House, Sutton, Surrey.

Featuring all marques of classic motorcycles with an emphasis on racing and performance bikes, editor James Robinson says he is "not just interested in classics, but in all manner of motorcycles and motorcycle-related sport"[2]

HistoryEdit

Having well-established archival links to The Motor Cycle which itself had origins back to 1903, the first edition was dated June/July 1981.

Editor and driving-force Bob Currie based at Lynton House, Birmingham, was historically a senior contributor in the 1960s to Motor Cycle (renamed from The Motor Cycle in 1962) with the title of Midland Editor, and during the 1970s with the same publication, by then using the name Motor Cycle Weekly.[3]

As had occurred with (The) Motor Cycle, The Classic Motor Cycle title changed hands several times, being originally published by IPC Business Press between 1981 and 1983, then by East Midland Allied Press (EMAP) from 1984. Purchased in 1998 by Mortons Media Group, it is now published by their subsidiary Mortons Motorcycle Media.[4] Featuring all marques of classic motorcycles with an emphasis on racing and performance bikes, editor James Robinson says he is "not just interested in classics, but in all manner of motorcycles and motorcycle-related sport."[5]

FeaturesEdit

The magazines contains articles on classic motorcycles, technical articles, and regular features including:

  • Archive photographs
  • News from the world of classic motorcycles
  • Featured classic bikes
  • Product reviews
  • Technical features
  • In the spotlight
  • Profiles of famous motorcyclists
  • You were asking (readers questions)
  • Buyers Guide
  • Diary and classic motorcycle events

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Circulation". Retrieved on 2008-06-01.
  2. "From the editor". Retrieved on 2008-05-30.
  3. Motor Cycle, 25 November 1965. On the Four Winds by 'Nitor'. p.759. [image] "Bob Currie, our Midland Editor, is now comfortably ensconced in this new office block, Lynton House, Walsall Road, Birmingham. It houses all the staff of the International Publishing Corporation who work in the area." Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  4. "Company Profile of Mortons of Horncastle Limited". Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved on 1 June 2008.
  5. "From the editor". Archived from the original on 13 May 2008. Retrieved on 30 May 2008.

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