Custom classics

Some were undeniably wonderful; some inescapably weird. Old skool chops stood alongside current factory cruisers, shipped straight from the showroom.

Home-built café racers, built on a tight budget and unashamedly displaying their rough edges and spray-can cosmetics, nudged up to professionally-crafted creations where not a cable-tie could be seen.


Old Japs, old Brits and old Beemers stood alongside modern interpretations of traditional themes and tributes, some of which gloriously combine the past and the present and couldn’t care less about muddled metaphors or the coherence of their vernacular.

So what unites all of these machines and their idiosyncratic builders? Dedication, inspiration, perspiration: engineering excellence, and the desire to do something that little bit… special.

Read more in January’s edition of CBG

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