Editor of Motorcycle Classics, Richard Backus, reports that they do not own the rights to the article on the Silk. The rights are held by the author, Phillip Tooth, a professional writer (used to be the editor of BOTH Classic Bike and The Classic Motorcycle). Perhaps someone knows Mr. Tooth and can approach him for a copy?
Richard said that the magazine is available in some newsstands in the UK, and by subscription. We can use his riding impression of my ’27 from 2009, either by link or reprint (with proper attribution). Not nearly as good a story as the Silk article though.
He did offer to come to Texas and write something on my Scott, after the install of the Moss motor currently underway. We will have to find a good deserted road to prove up the top speed 🙂