ART + DESIGN

American Racer Portraits: 1927-33

When the sport of dirt track (later called speedway) left American shores and reverberated back from Australia in the mid-1920s, it was suddenly a big deal, everywhere in the world.  The old board track racing days were over, as they were simply too dangerous for riders and spectators alike, and their popularity faced with a withdrawal of support from the sanctioning bodies of racing.  Speedway riders recaptured the public's attention, using spectacular broadsliding techniques to slide around circular or oval tracks while hard on the gas, and...

Art and the Motorcycle (2): The Futurists

The Futurists were the only Modern Art movement to explore the motorcycle as...

A Conversation with Olivier Mosset

Artist Olivier Mosset displayed his white monochrome paintings with choppers at...

Reviving a Racer: Atelier Chatokine by Laurent Nivalle

Richard Vincent's historic Velocette racer gets a rebuild at Atelier Chatokhine...

The Current: Hard Wired With Lawrence Au

The future of motorcycling may reside in the brain of Lawrence Au, with patents...

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: Harley-Davidson Manufacturing in 1918

In 1918, the US Gov't inspected the Harley-Davidson factory as part of their...

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...