The Board are currently reviewing the Garage and have decided to suspend any further requests to borrow a club bike until further notice.

AJS H4 1926, 360cc

Ready to ride

AJS H6 1927, 350cc

Blanchard Brough Superior SS80 Mk1 1922, 1,000cc

Available as a static display. Awaiting repairs by Michael Brough before riding

The machine, a 1923 model, left the factory on October 7, 1922, sold to a Mr B S Allen of Croydon. The machine was left to the VMCC in 2011 by a long-standing VMCC member, the late David Blanchard from Bexhill on Sea. David had owned the machine since the early 1960s when he had acquired it as a ‘kit of parts.’ The SS80 underwent a full restoration during late 2011/early 2012 by Brough expert Dave Clarke.

VMCC Brough

Karslake Dreadnought 1902, 430/500cc

Ready for static display - riding by special permission
The name was used on a special built by Harold Karslake which had a 402cc De Dion engine and twin exhaust pipes from its single valve, and that varied over the years.
Having survived the test of time, the machine is now owned by the Vintage Motor Cycle Club.
In 2020 acting on behalf of the VMCC Board of Directors Bob Clark procured the original log book from a collection in the USA

The 1903 Dreadnought was gifted to the club by Harold ‘Oily’ Karslake, who built the bike, with the proviso that it should be used rather than simply becoming a museum piece. With no clutch and poor brakes, it takes a skilled rider to manage such a machine.

VMCC Dreadnought

Reed Scott, 1920, 532cc

Ready to ride

VMCC Scott

TRIUMPH SD, 1925, 550cc

Ready to ride

VMCc Triumph

Racing Bikes

Velocette KSS, 1930, 350cc

Ready to ride, race trim only


Brierley Vincent Methamon, 1000cc

Ready for static display - riding by special permission, race trim only

VMCC Methamon

Bailey Rudge, 1936, 250cc

Ready for static display - riding by special permission, race trim only

VMCC Rudge


Contact Us

Opening Hours:

VMCC Allen House

The Vintage Motor Cycle Club

Allen House
Wetmore Road
Burton Upon Trent
Staffordshire DE14 1TR, UK

Phone: +44 (0)1283 495100

Membership +44 (0) 1283 495100

Shop Phone: +44 (0)1283 495101

Library Phone: +44 (0)1283 495111

VMCC Motorcycle Insurance: +44(0)121 274 5355


Monday - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED

Library: Maddie Matei

DVLA: Peter Bennett

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Accounts/Direct Debits: Beverley Rushworth

Retail/Transfers: Terry Woods