ART + DESIGN

Cooper Smithing Co.

A warm summer rain is falling in Washington state when Joe Cooper answers the phone. He missed picking up the first call; probably he was swinging a hammer to form a signature Cooper Smithing Co. custom motorcycle / hot rod fender. Or, he was wearing hearing protection while manipulating metal with one of his vintage machine tools. Either way, after talking about the sere conditions and how welcome the moisture is, we slowly segue into talking about Joe’s passion for metal and machines. Joe Cooper at work on a mechanical hammer, forming one...

Minutera Vietnam

In search of the Jungle Men and their mysterious modified motorcycles, Lorenzo...

Charles Burki: Streamliners

As a Dutch graphic artist with an incredible back story in WW2, Charles Burki...

The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire

The team that brought you the Art of the Motorcycle exhibit at the Guggenheim...

‘Chai Racers’ of Mumbai

Back in 2009, photographer Thierry Vincent captured the budding custom...

Tough on the Streets!

Street scramblers were straight out of the Steve McQueen era - rugged,...

Moto Major: Italy Reinvents the Motorcycle

It created a sensation when first shown in 1947, and remains a thing of intrigue...

Through Jodi’s Eyes

Jodi Johnson has the hardest job in racing: the wife of a professional flat...

Auerberg Klassik 2019: Uwe Rattay

Is the bi-annual Auerberg Klassik hillclimb the finest vintage motorcycle event...

David Martinez: Bonneville 2019

Photographer and filmmaker David Martinez has shot 3 films for The Vintagent,...

Martin Chambi: “I Am Not Hispanic: I am Pre-Hispanic.”

Photographer Martin Chambi was the first native Peruvian to document his people,...