CULTURE

The Silent Types

Silent films of the 1920s featured incredibly motorcycle stunts by Harold Lloyd,...

The Ride: Vintagent X Gestalten

'the Ride' books explore the new global custom motorcycle scene around the...

The Current: Al(ta) in the Family

The Alta Motors story is rooted in California flat-track and club racing, via...

The Age of Monsters

Dec. 6, 1903: MOTOR CYCLE MONSTROSITIES, By H. O. Duncan. W.E. Cook, winner of the first-ever race at Brooklands in 1907 on an NLG-Peugeot, also raced ‘monsters’ like this much larger NLG-Peugeot. With a 2714cc v-twin OHV motor, the included cylinder angle of 90deg made a perfectly balanced engine, but what a beast!  The machine has since been lost, but was replicated recently by Pavel Malanik. "Picture to yourself a motor cycle fitted with four huge cylinders, long raking handle-bars, exaggerated petrol tanks, hideous silencers, etc.,...

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Confessions of a Factory Trials Rider

Gwen White was a factory-supported Trials rider in the 1950s, for Francis-Barnet...

Auerberg Klassik

It had been 30 years since the last hillclimb race at Auerberg, but organizer...

Cliff ‘Soney’ Vaughs and ‘Easy Rider’

Cliff Vaughs designed the most famous motorcycles in the world. Why is he still...

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 has...

Showman in a Suitcase – Putt Mossman

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

Book Review: Harley-Davidson Book of Fashions

Rin Tanaka was granted access to the archives of the Harley-Davidson Museum, and...

Atlanta’s ‘Black Streaks’

From 1913-1924, black motorcyclists raced on Atlanta's board tracks and...

A Cowboy at a Garden Party

An energetic flat-track champion is squired to the chi-chi Radnor Hunt Fox...

From Glorious to Notorious; the Fay Taylour Story

Fay Taylour is the most successful female motorsports competitor in history,...