Sylvester Roper’s Steam Velocipedes

Sylvester H Roper built his first steam velocipede in 1967/8, and demonstrated...

A Short History of Wankel Motorcycles

How many manufacturers built Wankel-engined motorcycles? Quite a few! This is...

Road Test: Falcon Kestrel

Ian Barry's Falcon Kestrel is a contemporary masterpiece of custom motorcycle...

Grayson Perry at the British Museum

Sculptor Grayson Perry designed an outrageous Harley-Davidson Knucklehead...

The Chanel Triton

Built as an homage, the Chanel Triton was used by Karl Lagerfeld for his...

Karlheinz Weinberger

The Swiss photographer worked in obscurity in the 1960s and beyond,...

El Mirage by Wet Plate

Photographing the speed trials at El Mirage dry lakebed with a wet plate...

Freak Power: Hunter S. Thompson for Sheriff

In 1970, Hunter S. Thompson ran for Sheriff of Aspen, Colorado, on a very...

Kop Hill – the Perfume of Authenticity

The Kop Hill Climb is one of the oldest motorsports events in the UK, and...

Showman in a Suitcase – Putt Mossman

When Chris Illman found a suitcase of motorcycle memorabilia, he didn't...



Comedian, Actor, Philanthropist and Television Host

I think my favorite Vintagent story is the piece about the Blue Bike and Marty Dickerson; it’s about a working class guy trying to make something happen, a human story, not just about the motorcycles themselves.  I’ve talked with Marty before, and of course I have a lot of Vincent memorabilia, like a bunch of Rollie Free’s trophies.

I also like the road test of the 3-wheel Brough Superior, as it’s the only account I’ve read of someone actually riding the thing! There are all these crazy stories from the day about George Brough riding one backwards around Piccadilly Circus, but those stories are 80 years ago!


The Evolution of ‘Super Kim’

the machine is the holder of the South American speed record from 1930

Road Test: 1930 Brough Superior-Austin Four

Impressive, beautiful, and certainly unusual

The Blue Bike

Marty Dickerson Created the Vincent Legend in America

The Vintagent Selects: ‘Not So Easy’

After working on 'Easy Rider', Cliff 'Soney' Vaughs hired Peter Fonda and Evel Knievel to appear in his next project, a motorcycle safety film!