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Motor Cycle Weekly Magazine (UK) 1978 to 1983

Motor Cycle Weekly (out every Wednesday!)
Year Month Date Vol No. Front Page Highlights Condition Comments
1978 June 10 Triumph & Tragedy, Hailwood Exclusive, TT chat Average Tabloid newspaper style
1979 June 9 Magic Mike, Hailwood shatters Snr lap record Average $10 
16 Honda GP racers for 1980 TT, Graeme Crosby Average  
1980 June 14 Noyce breaks leg,British hopes dashed atItalian GP Average  $10
28 Absolutely Randy, Mamola at Donington Average  
1981 May 16 Moriwaki, the man and machines, "Cat" takes cream Average  
23 French GP, TT stars and pay challenge, Hesketh Average  
30 Noyce wins, Hudson second, Soanish GP Good  
June 6 Taste of the TT, Freddie for British GP, Bulgarian GP Good  
13 Hot Cross Croz, Crosby F1TT, 113.7mph last lap Good  
20 Com'on Honda, Smile!, Black Friday for Haslam Good  
27 Hudson moves on up, Noyce keeps chipping away Average  
July 4 Lucky Streak, Marco with Dutch 500 TT win Average  
11 Spa-Rring partners..Roberts & Lucchinelli at Belgian GP Good  
18 Anti-Lock Breakthrough, Lucchinelli at San Marino GP Average  
25 Now the Heat's on Noyce, Dutch motocross GP Average  
August 1 Barry is the man to beat at British GP, Suzuki quits GP Average  
8 Jack's Flash, Middleburg pips Roberts, Silverstone Average  
15 Another Black day for Honda-RAC reject TT plea Average  
22 Positively Hudson!, Hesketh hits the road, Swedish GP Average  
29 Honda Lure Lucchinelli, Thunderbird returns Average  
Sept 5 Dave Potter "critical" after crash at Oulton, Manx GP Average  
12 Police guard Vernon Cooper, My top Ten,  Average $10 
19 Sheen joins our team, Btitain pipped by a point Average  
26 Water-cooled 650 vee from Yamaha, Barry Sheene Average  
Oct 3 Honda's V-4 Sabre dances in, New Yamaha's Average  
10 Heron Suzuki GP Team saved, Simon Wigg Average  
17 Hondas Tag on Turbo, Barry Sheene writes Average  
24 Dunlop Quit Britain, Sheene rides Yam's XZ550 V-twin Average  
31 Graeme Crosby sacked by Suzuki, what now? Average  
Nov 7 Ago offers Sheene heaps,Rob Hooper rides Yam's Average  
14 Ferrari teams with Mamola, Ride the Honda Turbo Average  
21 Herron widow cash fight, British Trials final round Average  
28 Mamola clause says "No Croz", Stu Avant talks Average  
Dec 5 Team Sheene for the GP's, London's Pride Average  
12 Croz signs for Yamaha, Suzuki's new Brit team Average  
19 Lucchinelli's GP Honda, Yamaha XJ650 Turbo Average  
26 Fast Freddie Crashes NS500, Christmas TT game Average  
1982 Jan 2 Hesketh:Huge losses on V1000, 1982 Harleys Average  
9 Race widow slams Herron fund delay, Mamola Average  
16 Police fall out over "safe" Bonneville, Trollope Average  
23 Roberts: I was misled over Herron fund, Hansford Average  
30 XS on Ice, British racing-stark realities, Yam's RS100 Average  
Feb 6 Heskeths hit the shops at last, Schlachter Average  
13 Yamaha face law suit over poster, Cyril Neveu Average  
20 Argentine & Austrian GP's, Ekerold-boxing clever Average  
27 Cooper is voted off ACU, Daytona '82, Suzuki's GSX400T Average  
March 6 The Million Dollar Look!, 120mph Triumph 8Valve Average  
13 Croz captures the "200",Schlachter in 250, Honda GL500 Average  
20 Springboks showdown, Lightning Beemer Average  
27 Smokin Sheene lands six-figure deal with John Player Average  
April 3 Bully for Barry!, First test of the Laverda Jota 120  Average  
10 Triumph's eve of the Show Surprise, Roberto Pietri Average  
17 Transatlantic Trophy, Britains match race, Keith Huewen Average  
24 Roberts gets GP V-4, Toast of the Trophy,Roger Marshall Average  
May 1 French boost TT, ride with Barry Sheene Average  
8 Sheene squares up to Roberts, Monte Carlo busted Average  
15 No-go at Nogaro, Graham Wood's Yamaha TZ500 Average  
22 Newbold killed at NW200, BMF Rally, 4 for the road Average  
29 Roberts rules Jarama, Thorpe beaten by clock Average  
June 5 Hesketh in Cash crisis, Big names in TT preview Average  
12 Grant urges ban on TT "slow men",  Average  
19 Hesketh calls in Receiver, Classic TT reports Average  
26 Learners win three month reprieve, Malherbe breaks leg Average  
July 10 Honda markets NS500 replicas, Belgian GP Average  
17 Yamaha snubs Sheene, Kenny Roberts' Yamaha Average  
24 Honda tempts Roberts, as Sheene gets V-four Average  
31 Ballington to quit 500 chase, British GP preview Average  
August 7 Sheene: I'm sickened, Franco wins 500 at Silverstone Average  
14 Fan slugs Noyce in GP Debacle, Honda's XL125R-C Average  
21 Taylor Death Furore, No lucky streak in '82 by Marco Average  
28 Donington stirs up Political Storm, Honda's CX500 sports Average  
Sept 4 Penhall's Prize!, Brands comeback for Sheene Average  
11 Star's Double money Demand, Wimmer on Winner Average  
18 Contract row rocks British Enduro Team,ride a BMW outfit Average  
25 Godden grabs World long track title, Cologne Show Average  
Oct 2 TT 350's in class of their own, Hockenheim finale Average  
9 Ago, Crosby rift grows, Vesterinen British Crown Average  
16 Chrome it, tune it, spray it, light it, chop it, plate it! Average  
23 Team Green cries stop!, Mighty Mouse rescue Average  
30 Free-for-all Floors TT, Kenny Carter, Ballington Average  
Nov 6 Too-Noisy exhausts outlawed, Brendan Quirk 10 Average  
13 Yamaha OK Carter for Ago's team, Gliiter gluttons Average  
20 Andrea gets her money!, Toning up the CBX,  Average  
27 Mang to HB Suzuki, Laverna's RGS1000, Clobber capers! Average  
Dec 4 Bike sport banned by Dutch, Changing for the Challenge Average  
11 Cops collar Norton's Rotary, The Ally Frame-Up Average  
18 Sensation: Sheene to race Suzukis,  Average  
25 Accidents take a tumble, Santa on a Solex! Average  
1983 Jan 15 Island plan tp quit ACU, The Roost Rulers, Peter Clifford Average $20 
22 Fired Sport Chief vows Court fight, Marshalling facts Average  
29 Ton-plus RG250 for the Road, BMW R80ST Average  
Feb 5 Sheene: my GP breakthrough, Keeping up with Joneses Average  
12 Sheene tests RG500, "Uncle" slips US Customs Average  
19 Suzuki's Cut-Price Cover!, Roost Rulers Average  
26 Dunlop Tread on doubt over racing future Average  
March 5 New-look "Daytona" for Brum! Rickman's Predator Average  
    12     500s Face power cut, World trials Yorkshire Dales Average End Tabloid News style 
March 19 Racing, Riding, Touring, Testing Good ** Magazine style * - in different box to News style.
26 South African GP, Honda CB900, Cagiva SXT125 Good
April  2 Exclusive tests, Kawasaki Z1000R, Harley XLX1000 Good
9 French GP, British Road Racing, Motocross Good
16 Swiss Motocross, GP Report, MAG, Taiwan Average
23 Interview: New England Speedway Team Boss Good
30 Italian GP, England v USA, Testing Kawasaki & Honda Good
May 7 Translantic Trophy Report, Kawasaki Turbo Good
14 BMF rally preview, Ducati 900S2, West German GP Good
21 Road Racing: North West 200, World Endurance Good
28 Yamaha's power valve RD350LC, Spanish GP Good
June 4 TT Race Preview, Austrian GP, Yamaha XJ900 Good $20
11 Dunlop's TT Formula One Victory Good $20
18 TT Special, Yugo GP, Island Race Action Good $30
25 British 250 Motocross GP Report, Island round-up Good $20
July 2 Dutch TT, American 500cc Motocross GP Report Good
9 High Speed Euro-touring, Belgian GP Report Good
16 Interview: Chris Morton British Speedway Champ  Good
23 British Motocross GP, Touring in the Sahara Good
30 Silverstone Showdown, Bitten by Hesketh's Vampire Good
August 6 British GP Report, Eddie the kid goes West Good
13 GP Reports, Swedish road race, Belgian Moto Good
20 Reisten v Johnson in Dutch drags, San Marino Good
27 Ulster GP, Dutch 500 Motocross GP, Honda CX650E Good
Sept 3 British Champs road racing & motocross, Stefan Reisten Good
10 Spencer takes Title in Imola Showdown Good
17 Egon Muller:New Master Racer, Manx GP Good
24 Bol d'Or Endurance Report, Bike Industry Slump Good
October 1 Paris Show:RD500LC fashioned for the Road Good ** last edition

* They changed from tabloid newspaper to magazine format on March 19th 1983.
 ** March 19th to Oct 1st 1983 missing (@ 28 magazines) - 1207

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