‘Kesh Angels

Hassan Hajjaj is known as the 'Andy Warhol of Marrakech' for his provocative...


Scuderia Ferrari Motorcycles

One the 75th Anniversary of the Ferrari marque, we celebrate Enzo's original...


1910 Sex Scandal! Jake De Rosier’s Teen Lover

In 1910, Jake De Rosier was the most famous motorcycle racer in the world. ...


The Mysterious ‘Mark 6’

The existence, or non-existence, of the Velocette Mark 6 KTT has puzzled...


100 Years After the ‘Indian Summer’, Part 4: Oliver Godfrey

Oliver Cyril Godfrey won the 1911 Isle of Man TT on an Indian, but World War 1...


‘Crazy’ George Disteel and the Vincent Hoard

George Disteel tried to buy and hide every Vincent in Northern California, but...


100 Years After the ‘Indian Summer’, Part 3: Charles Bayly Franklin

Charles Bayly Franklin was Ireland's first international motorcycle racer, and...


100 Years After the ‘Indian Summer’, Part 2: Jake De Rosier

Jake De Rosier was perhaps the first professional motorcycle racer, and Indian's...


100 Years After the ‘Indian Summer’, Part 1: Billy Wells

Over 100 years ago, Indian swept the Isle of Man TT with a 1-2-3 win. It was...


The Motorcycling Du Ponts

The Du Pont family is intimately tied with the American motorcycle industry, and...


The Sex Machine

The motorcycle is the second most intimate of machines; the first being, of...


Song of the Salt

Lake Bonneville dried up 20,000 years ago, leaving a terrible place for...


An Egli Reunion

Dr Fritz Egli debuted his magnificent Egli-Vincent 50 years ago. The Egli...


Kenzo Tada

Kenzo Tada was the First Asian to Compete in the Isle of Man TT, and the first...


Book Review: ‘Lewis Leathers’

Lewis Leathers, established in 1892, is Britain's oldest motor-clothing...


NLG: Brooklands’ First Winner

W.E. Cook raced a 1907 NLG-Peugeot to victory in the first official competition...


Anke Eve Goldmann: ‘Soviet Racing Women’

In 1962, Anke Eve Goldmann documented the extraordinary Soviet motorcycle racing...


Wheels&Waves 2017: The Best Yet

The Sixth Wheels&Waves was the best yet, with carefully curated exhibits, and an...


Days of Future Past: the Mercury

Laurie Jenks designed the Motorcycle of the Future, an all-aluminum masterpiece...


1935 Böhmerland ‘Reise’

The Bohmerlans was the longest production motorcycle in history, capable of...


Book Review: Charles Burki

Charles Burki illustrated his Norton racing motorcycles while imprisoned in WW2


Catsuits, Boilersuits, and Racing Suits

The one-piece leather racing suit has its origins in utilitarian workwear, which...


Velocettes in Antarctica!

Who knew motorcycles were among the first long-term residents of Antarctica?


The English Dirigibles

The English dirigible R100 flew across the Atlantic and landed in St.Huber,...


World’s Most Expensive Basket Cases

Demand for blue chip motorcycles extends even to totally dismantled and...


Nick Veasey: Beneath the Surface

Nick Veasey pushes photography into unseen territory, making art from x-rays


Malick Sidibe – ‘The Eye of Bamako’

Legendary African photographer Malick Sidibé photographed the street life of...


Book Review: ‘BMW Rennsport’

Author Stefan Knittel publishes another terrific book from the BMW Archives,...


The Remarkable Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Motorcycle Co. pioneered the use of a gearbox before any other...


High and Low

How is the motorcycle collecting scene like the art world?


And Then Came Rudge…

AMA Hall of Fame rider Carey Loftin performed the motorcycle stunts for many...


2015 Book of the Year

The Vintagent's Book of the Year for 2015; 'The Book About My Bike', published...


El Mirage by Wet Plate

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


1915 ‘Race for Life’ – the First ‘Wall of Death’?

The world's first Wall of Death appears to have been called the 'Race for Life',...


‘The Chopper: the Real Story’ Reviewed

Speedreader reviews Paul d'Orléans' book 'The Chopper; the Real Story', Pub. by...


Bill Phelps: Catching Heroes

The Autodromo de Linas-Montlhery is a speed bowl filled with ghosts and,...


Vintage Revival Montlhéry 2015 (Pt 2)

The incredible Vintage Revival Montlhéry, the most romantic vintage motorsports...


Vintage Revival Monthléry 2015 (Pt 1)

The incredible Vintage Revival Montlhéry vintage auto and motorcycle racing...


The Alt.Custom Scene – Co-Opted?

The Alt.Custom scene has been coopted and copied by the Industry - is this a...


The Paris Scene

Journalist Francois-Marie Dumas discusses motorcycle events in Paris at...


Replicating ‘Old Bill’

George Brough's Racing Brough Superior SS80 Had a Brother


Absolute Speed, Absolute Power Pt. 2

Motorcycle Land Speed Records from 1930 - 1940


The Blue Bike

Marty Dickerson Created the Vincent Legend in America


Japanese Motorcycles: the Early Days

The first motorcycle arrived in Japan in 1896; they built their own from 1908.


Road Test: 1930 Brough Superior-Austin Four

Impressive, beautiful, and certainly unusual


The Skull and Crossbones

Is Aldo Carrer's photo of 'Renzo' the Italian Arditi in 1916 the first use of a...


The Evolution of ‘Super Kim’

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