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More star qual­ity for Clas­sic Bike Live as frame guru Colin See­ley joins TT leg­end John Mcguin­ness

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Colin See­ley has been con­firmed as an­other guest of hon­our, along­side TT leg­end John Mcguin­ness, at our au­tumn ex­trav­a­ganza – Clas­sic Bike Live – at the Peter­bor­ough Arena on Oc­to­ber 28/29.

The for­mer bike dealer, side­car ace, frame builder ex­traor­di­naire and team man­ager has done it all in mo­tor­cy­cling and you can meet him in per­son at Peter­bor­ough. Colin started rac­ing on a solo in 1954 – a BSA Star twin bor­rowed from a friend – and com­peted in grass track and scram­bles, be­fore switch­ing to three-wheels for a glit­ter­ing ca­reer at Bri­tish and world championship level be­tween 1961 and 1967 – lift­ing the Bri­tish championship in 1962 and 1963 and scor­ing a win at the Dutch TT in 1964 on the way to third place in the world ti­tle hunt that year.

He later switched to man­u­fac­tur­ing, pro­duc­ing the suc­cess­ful See­ley rac­ing frames for ma­chines as di­verse as the G50 Match­less, two-stroke Suzuki rac­ers – in­clud­ing some for a cer­tain Barry Sheene – and road go­ing Honda fours. We’ve got a num­ber of See­ley ma­chines ap­pear­ing at the show too. See­ley en­thu­si­ast Neil Brails­ford is bring­ing along three See­ley replica rac­ers from his col­lec­tion. There’ll be a 1974 Mk III See­ley Com­mando, a MKII Suzuki T500 and a Match­less G50 in a MKIII See­ley chas­sis. And French en­gi­neer Frank Cha­tokhine will be dis­play­ing the su­perb See­ley Con­dor replica road bike we fea­tured in the Oc­to­ber 2016 is­sue of CB.

We’re still tak­ing book­ings for the au­to­jum­ble area and might even be able to squeeze in a cou­ple more club dis­plays if you’re quick. Con­tact amy@live­pro­mo­ for de­tails. And there’s still time to en­ter your bike for the pres­ti­gious – and po­ten­tially lu­cra­tive – best in show concours.

1 See this classy brace of See­ley race bikes at Clas­sic Bike Live

2 See­ley (sec­ond from left) shows off his frame to Suzuki boss Rex White (left) and Barry Sheene (right)

3 Frank Cha­tokhine’s See­ley Con­dor will be on dis­play

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