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Classic Racer - - WHAT’S INSIDE -

This month we give you the exquisitel­y­beau­ti­ful 1981 Yamaha TZ250H, ex­pertly drawn by Mick Ofield.

Genius en­gi­neer Allen Mill­yard, will be show­cas­ing many of his wild and wacky cre­ations at The Ca­role Nash Clas­sic Mo­tor­cy­cle Me­chan­ics Show in Oc­to­ber when he is a guest of hon­our. Allen is renowned for cre­at­ing mind­bog­gling bikes, hav­ing built more than 30 multi-cylin­der ma­chines rang­ing from four and five-pot, two-stroke Kawasaki ma­chines, to a V12 based on a Z1300. Over more than two decades he’s pro­duced dozens of Kawasaki fours, fives, little Honda V-twins, V8 and V12 Kawasakis, the Viper V10, the Fly­ing Mill­yard five-litre V-twin and the six-cylin­der RC374 Hail­wood Trib­ute. His Viper V10 is by far his most ambitious project to date. Not only was 90% of it hand-made by Mill­yard him­self in the sin­gle garage at his home in Thatcham, Berk­shire, but the ma­chine is fully road le­gal. Back in April this year at the Ca­role Nash In­ter­na­tional Clas­sic Mo­tor­cy­cle Show, Allen un­veiled his stun­ning new cre­ation, the Ve­lo­cette V-twin, which he cre­ated in his garage in just eight weeks. Hav­ing first bought the donor bike back in 1979, the in­spi­ra­tion to turn it into some­thing spe­cial came at last year’s Stafford show where he was dis­play­ing his Hail­wood Trib­ute. Af­ter see­ing a Ve­lo­cette at the show, he re­mem­bered he had a bro­ken one at home so he bought some parts for it at the show. Vis­i­tors will have the chance to meet Allen at the 26th Ca­role Nash Clas­sic Mo­tor­cy­cle Me­chan­ics Show on Oc­to­ber 19/20. For more in­for­ma­tion visit: www. stafford­clas­sicbikesho­ws.com.

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