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Francis Ooi's Classic Bike Art

Anything But Ugly Motos

Image: Ugly Moto
As meticulous in its detail as it is arresting in its aesthetic, Francis’ Ooi’s classic racing bike art, going by the brand Ugly Moto, is absolutely gorgeous.

Triumph 2000/2.5PI

Triumph 2000/2.5PI: From Mount Panorama to Mexico City

Image: Shannons Club, via www.autopics.com.au
As at home tackling the gruelling London-Mexico World Cup Rally as it was braving the bumps and bends of Bathurst, Triumph’s 2000/2.5PI sedan was an endurance racing rocket.

MV 750 Side Car Racer

Art in Agusta: 1976 MV 750 Side Car Racer Up For Sale

Very likely one of, if not the only sidecar racer with an MV Agusta motor, this superbly-restored and storied sidecar racer will go up for sale at Artcurial’s Salon Rétromobile sale on the 7th of February.

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Top Five of 2013: Bikes

The insanity of Laverda’s V6 Superbike

Laverda started out in 1950 with a humble single piston 75cc four stroke – however history would see them remembered for something much more substantial.
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Motorclassica

Record Crowds Join In as Motorclassica Gets Better and Better

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The beautiful halls of Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building are just that little less enrapturing today, as the last of Motorclassica 2013′s stunning collection of  historic, vintage, veteran, classic and collectable cars and motorcycles has hit the …

1989 Le Mans Porsche Racing Fire

Video: The Ultimate Tribute to Group C

Perhaps even more thrilling than the years of turbocharged Formula 1 were the Group C racers of the same era. Manufacturers were given a huge amount of autonomy following a brief which resulted in a …

Max Biaggi Wheelie

Video: Max Biaggi’s huge wheelie – 1998

Here at Motorsport Retro we really, really love huge 500cc wheelies. Intentional or not, this one by Max Biaggi at the 1998 Brno GP is hands-down our all time favourite.

Barry Sheene 1977

Retrospective: Suzuki in MotoGP

Suzuki has delighted fans (and likely frightened rivals) by announcing that it will return to MotoGP in 2015.  The Japanese company withdrew from the sport in 2011, citing the onset of the global financial crisis …

Motorclassica 2013

Motoring Marques Celebrate Past, Present and Future at 2013 RACV Motorclassica

RACV Motorclassica will add to its celebrations of unique, collectible and significant cars and bikes in 2013, when it’s joined by motoring icons Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Morgan and Caterham to showcase brand-new 2014 models.

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Photo Gallery: “The Man” makes history at Laguna Seca

It was The Man’s 285th time at attacking a circuit in racing anger. It was The Man’s 225th start of a MotoGP race. It was The Man’s 181st Podium. It was The Man’s 145th MotoGP …

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F1 racer Adrian Sutil powers up Goodwood hill in 1200HP Porsche 917/30

F1 ace Adrian Sutil takes on the beastly Porsche 917/30 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Randy mamola highside

Video: Is this the greatest Moto GP save ever?

How did crowd favourite Randy Mamola, save this near certain crash on is 500cc Honda GP bike?