On leaving school Steve embarked on an engineering apprenticeship at Radway Green (ROF 13). He then went to work for the Copes Group in 1972 where he took up the position of foreman mechanic. In 1975 Steve made the move from Copes to Yeoman Motors where again his role was a Motorcycle Mechanic.
Starting a Business
In February 1977 Steve decided to take the big step and start his very own motorcycle business. This was Steve Carthy Motorcycles, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. It was there that Steve had a Yamaha Dealership and then latterly a Ducati Agency.
Steve has been involved in Motorcycles and Motorcycle Competition for over 50 years.
During that time he has won numerous club championships on Maxton, Spondon & Yamaha Machines. In 1983 Steve won the Diamond Jubilee 500cc Manx Grand Prix, Newcomers race, on a Suzuki RG500. – Racing Timeline
Rebuilds / Repairs / Spares
Having owned and ridden a variety of exotic racing motorcycles including Honda CR110, CR93, The Pladdys Honda 3, TD3 and TZ Yamaha’s, Suzuki RG500’s, Bultaco, Tohatsu, Itom, and Ducati DOHC singles, Steve also worked alongside and helped riders in the past such as Dave Hancock, the late Stuart Jones, the late Lee Heeson, the late Neville Watts, Dick Tapkin, Derek Welch, Charlie Williams, Bernie Murray, Kevin Mawdsley, the late Rob Holden, Nick Jefferies, the late Simon Beck, the late Graham Boothby, the late John Spong, Alan Cathcart, Steve Wynn Sports Racing and Vee Two Australia Racing.
Steve has built and rebuilt many racing and competition machines over the years and still has a passion for racing motorcycles. He is still dedicated to restoring, rebuilding, buying & selling Classic & Post Classic, Sports and Competition Motorcycles as well as buying and selling classic and post-classic road and racing parts.
*Steve Carthy is the proprietor of stevecarthymotorcycles.com