ART + DESIGN

Reviving a Racer: Atelier Chatokine by Laurent Nivalle

Esteemed French photographer (and Vintagent Contributor) Laurent Nivalle visited the workshop of Atelier Chatokhine in the village of Ouerray recently, to document the resurrection of the Richard Vincent racing Velocette MSS.  This historic machine was raced in Southern California in the mid-1960s by Richard, who lived in Santa Barbara and was a surfer, photographer, filmmaker, pilot, and motorcycle racer in the golden days of the 'Endless Summer' generation.  We documented some of Richard's story on The Vintagent with our short film 'The...

100 Years Ago: Harley-Davidson Training Schools in 1918

In a canny business move, Harley-Davidson provided the US Military with free...

100 Years Ago: Excelsiors in 1918

The Excelsior Motor Co under Ignaz Schwinn supplied V-twins to the US Army in...

100 Years Ago: Inside the Indian Factory in 1918

The USA was a very different place before joining World War 1 in 1917; it was...

Class C Racing in California: 1935

Class C racing was the AMA's answer to the Great Depression, opening up...

Two-Wheeled Icons of the 1980s

1980s motorcycle design was a radical departure from the 1970s, as both...

‘Slant Artists’: Hillclimbers in California, 1925-35

An album of photos of California dirt racing from 1925-35 yielded treasures of...

The Mexican Suitcase

4000 photos from 3 celebrated photojournalists in the Spanish Civil War lay in a...

Rondal Partridge: Santa Clara Hillclimb in 1940

Imogen Cunningham's son traveled California in the Spring of 1940, photographing...

Bernard Testemale: ‘Art of Ride’

Bernard Testemale is a famous surf photographer now lured to the siren song of...