The Vintagent Selects: Home Made Wall Of Death


Recreation means riding the Wall Of Death.

The Vintagent Selects: Riding The Wall Of Death


I knew there and then, that was it.

The Vintagent Selects: the Wall of Death


It was one of those things that was always there.

The Vintagent Selects: The American Wall Of Death


Director Roberto Serrini takes us inside the celebrated “Wall of Death”, one of the last great American sideshow acts,…

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', an attraction at the 1915 Panama…

The Vintagent Trailers: The Wall Of Death And All That


Brankica spends her life defying gravity on the vertical road that has no beginning or end. Ahead, injury or death.…

1914: the Whirl of Death


In 1914, Erle 'Red' Armstrong built his Whirl of Death, the first fully vertical motordrome in the world. Then he made…

The Vintagent Trailers: The Wall


There's no in between. You do it with passion, or you leave it.

The Vintagent Classics: Death Riders


The best part of the Death Riders thrill show…is to stay alive!

The Vintagent Selects: Globe Of Death


For Lucius and his team The Globe of Death is not just an act, it is their lives.

Death, Taxes, and Old Bike Fever


As collectors age, it's all too easy for unscrupulous 'friends' with Old BIke Fever to take advantage of their illness,…

Olive Hager, the ‘Mile a Minute Girl’


She was one of the first and most famous Wall of Death riders of all time.  Others used the name after her, but Olive…

The Vintagent Classics: Burning Up


An exceptional Wall of Death race in a film from 1930!

Racing ‘Round the Rainbow Scintillator


In 1915 San Francisco emerged from the rubble of the '06 earthquake like a phoenix, and built a temporary city of…

The Vintagent Classics: Ghost Squad ‘High Wire’


A Circus tour. A perfect cover for a gang.

The Vintagent Classics: Roustabout


Elvis Presley as a Roving, Restless, Reckless, ROUSTABOUT!

Daredevil in Training: Corinna Mantlo


Corinna Mantlo, the Vintagent's Editor for Film, has a most amazing life as a daredevil, founder of the Motorcycle Film…

Quarantine Cinema 6: The Dystopian Future


The films of QC6 might make you want to stay home, forever! It's a big scary future a'comin, or at least, that's what…

Quarantine Cinema: Part 5


Our Editor for Film Corinna Mantlo explores the stunt work of Bud Ekins, the legendary dirt rider and stunt man, whose…

Quarantine Cinema: Part 4


This week's batch stay-at-home watching includes the Independents - self made, self funded, self motivated film makers…

Quarantine Cinema: Part 3


This week's movies to watch while stuck at home. This week they're all from Europe, and they're awesome!

From Russia With Love


In the 1970s, Norton-Villiers-Triumph developed plans for a factory in the Soviet Union to build a version of their…

Mecum 2020 Las Vegas Preview


How do you whittle down 1500+ motorcycles for your favorites? You don't, so here are a few of Peter Corn's faves from…

The Vintagent Trailers: Oil In The Blood


This is not a film about motorcycles, it’s about motorcycle people.

The Vintagent Classics: Eat The Peach


You can dream about it or you can eat the peach.

The Vintagent Original: Custom Revolution


Custom Revolution is the first major museum exhibition to celebrate the new, contemporary “Alternative Custom” or…

Cannonball: Into the West


The 2014 Cannonball Crossed the Continental Divide

The Vintagent Selects: Roda-Roda Gila: Indonesian Dare Devils


The Indonesian archipelago is teeming with over 70 million motorcycles. With this many riders it is the perfect setting…

Kop Hill Climb


The Kop Hill Climb is one of the oldest motorsports events in the world, and has recently been revived as a Vintage…

(Re)Born in Flames: the Top Mountain Museum


Amazingly, the Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum was completely rebuilt in 10 months. It's open now, but the grand opening…

Bill and Lois’ Big Adventure: the Foundation of A.A.


It was an amazing adventure: Bill and Lois B Wilson took a two-year trip on a Harley-Davidson with sidecar, for work…

‘The Speed Kings’


Motorcycle historian (and Daytona 200 winner) Don Emde hits the mark with his latest book on board track racing…

The Most Radical Vincent on the Planet?


A long a poignant path to bring a 112hp Egli-Vincent back to life, with a special cast of characters.

Denis Sire


NSFW! Legendary French motoring cartoonist Denis Sire has died. Famous for his work with Playboy and Heavy Metal, we…

100 Years Ago: Motorcycle Ambulances in WW1


Motorcycle ambulances were a technical innovation in WW1, and these photos show the different ways they were used…

Martin Munkacsi


A pioneer photographer of sports, fashion, and celebrities, Martin Munkacsi's work was nearly lost to history.

Cliff ‘Soney’ Vaughs and ‘Easy Rider’


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

Freak Power: Hunter S. Thompson for Sheriff


In 1970, Hunter S. Thompson ran for Sheriff of Aspen, Colorado, on a very unusual platform of 'freak power'

Absolute Speed, Absolute Power Pt. 2


Motorcycle Land Speed Records from 1930 - 1940

Haunted by Hailwood


Mike Hailwood's last Canadian appearance was in 1967 - or was it? Elizabeth McCarthy shares a story of her own, and…

Absolute Speed, Absolute Power Pt. 1


Motorcycle Land Speed Records, 1896 – 1930

The Notorious Mosul Moto Caper


Carmen and Nish take a break from covering the fighting in Mosul to discover a Ural motorcycle with sidecar, and slip…

Scuderia Ferrari Motorcycles


Scuderia Ferrari raced motorcycles in the 1930s! The team was very successful, taking numerous Italian championships,…

1910 Sex Scandal! Jake De Rosier’s Teen Lover


In 1910, Jake De Rosier was the most famous motorcycle racer in the world. While in Los Angeles for the opening of…

The Crocker Story


The Real Story of America’s Legendary V-Twin, the Crocker motorcycle, the fastest American road motorcycle for 20 years…

Test Ride: MV Masterwork


Thrashing Shinya Kimura’s MV Agusta 750 Custom in the Hills of Azuza

Rara Avis: The Unique Lynton Racer


A one-off attempt to create a world-beater motorcycle from the maker of the Lynton frame.