It’s forty years this year since Barry Sheene won the first of his two consecutive World Championships. To mark this anniversary, Barry’s actual Suzuki RG500 race bikes from 1976 and 1977 will be on display at this year’s Barry Sheene Festival at Oliver’s Mount from 23-24 July 2016.
During the ’60s and ’70s, the name Seeley was synonymous with quality, go-faster aftermarket frames, bodywork and exhausts. The man behind it, Colin Seeley, began as a motorcycle mechanic in the early ’50s and was soon to set up in business with his father offering workshop services and then becoming a dealer for new machines and by the late ’50s had secured main dealership contracts with the likes of AJS, BMW and Matchless to name but three. Continue reading