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The Vintagent is blessed with the most talented and knowledgeable contributors in the motorcycle industry. They are artists, riders, builders, film makers, executives, and all around smart, cultured motorcycle loving people who have helped position our media company to serve our audience and create content that can be found no where else. – Paul d’Orleans

Paul d’Orleans
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of

Corinna Mantlo
Curator of Film at, founder of Via Meccanica

Jay Leno
Guest Editor at, star of Jay Leno’s Garage

Conrad Leach

Maxwell Paternoster

Kristina Fender

François-Marie Dumas
Author and Journalist

Dennis Quinlan
Blogger, Historian, Jazz Musician

Alexander Papastrawou
Filmmaker, True Motion Pictures

Michael Lichter
Photographer, co-Author ‘Cafe Racers’ (with Paul d’Orléans)

Travis Shinn
Photographer, Filmmaker,‘Falcon: Black’

Jalika Gaskin
Crew Chief, Alp Racing & Design

Richard Vincent
Photographer, Filmmaker ‘The Ended Summer’

Julian Balme
Graphic Designer
, Writer

Susan McLaughlin

Bernard Salvat
Historian, Author ‘Les Motos Francais’

Carmen Gentile
Journalist, author ‘Kissed by the Taliban’

Nish Nalbandian

Amaryllis Knight
Co-Founder Falcon Motorcycles, Interior Designer

Abhi Eswarappa
Founder Bike-Urious

Chris Kippenberger
Filmmaker, Photographer

Yves Hayat
Photographer, Filmmaker, Musician

Irene Kotnik
Filmmaker, Art Director, founder of Petrolettes, f0under of The Curves Berlin

Nicholas Coleman
Artist, Photographer

Matt Hind
Photographer, co-founder Men’s File magazine

Mark Gardiner

Chris Rausch
Filmmaker, ‘Quake City Rumblers’

Stephen Marino
Filmmaker, ‘TROG‘, ‘The Frozen Few’

Kim Young

JP Defaut
Photographer, Storyteller, Filmmaker, ‘I Am This Motorcycle’  

Paolo Asuncion
Filmmaker, ‘The Boutonnier’,  ‘Dirtbag 2 ROTR’

Wolfgang Bloch
Artist, Photographer

Cam Elkins
Filmmaker, ‘Stories of Bike’

Heidi Zumbrun

John Christensen
Photographer, founder of Oil&Ink Expo

Chris Illman
Historian, Vintage Sprint Racer

Götz Göppert

Nick Clements
Photographer, Filmmaker, Publisher of Men’s File magazine

Michael Lawless
Writer and flat-track racer,

Michael Calvin Wilson
Design Director for Popular Mechanics

David Morrill
Historian, bike builder, has-been racer racer, Deadly Dave’s Blog

Alp Sungurtekin
Land Speed Record bike builder, engineer, Alp Racing + Design 

Gary ‘Gaz’ Boulanger
Editor for ‘The Current’, writer

Publisher, ‘The Ride’, ‘The Ride: 2nd Gear’, ‘The Chopper: the Real Story’, 

Ian Beaudoux

John Landstrom
Founder, Blue Moon Cycles

Chris Hunter
Founder of Bike Exif