Geoff Taylor: Across the Great Divide

From our Old Bike Archives – Issue 76 – first published in 2018. Story: Jim Scaysbrook • Photos: Rob Lewis, Michael Andrews, Geoff Neild, Merv Whitelaw, Taylor archives.  It’s not uncommon to graduate from motocross to road racing, but […]

John Surtees: Il grande John

From our Old Bike Archives – Issue 65 – first published in 2017. Story: Jim Scaysbrook “Speed is not something you find, you’ve either got it or you haven’t.” – John Surtees The Italians called him “Il grande […]

Stuart Avant: So close to stardom

From our Old Bike Archives – Issue 64 – first published in 2017. Story: Jim Scaysbrook • Photos: Rob Lewis, Phil Hall, Stan Shephard. Christchurch-born Stu Avant had talent to burn, but having a good time was equally […]

Nanae Okamoto – Cinder lady

Story: Jim Scaysbrook • Photos: Peter White, Brian Darby and OBA archives. Solo speedway is one of the few forms of motorcycling that has always been traditionally male dominated. This is the story of Japanese lady […]