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.