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National Emergency Library

The Internet Archive opens its digital doors to everyone, and a quick search...

The Lost Boys

Injury and racing is a tough mix, as is racing and relationships. Each derails...

‘The Speed Kings’

Motorcycle historian (and Daytona 200 winner) Don Emde hits the mark with his...

Paean to the ‘Thruxton’

Only a monumental fool would deny the Velocette Thruxton its rightful place upon the mount of Olympus, to drip oil beside Zeus and Apollo, glowing modestly while the gods beside it trouble the earth. I know all this because I am a Thruxton's caretaker, so blessed for 31 years now, and the machine told me so. My 1965 Velocette Thruxton, VMT260, otherwise known as 'Courgette', pictured in 1989 outside San Francisco's Ace Cafe [Paul d'Orleans]I retain my marbles, nor is my walnut cracked; the Velocette spoke over tens of thousands of miles in my...

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Pacific Northwest Hillclimbing Circa 1930

An archive of photos from the East Side Motorcycle Co of Portland showing early...

Top 100 Most Expensive Motorcycles

Our Top 100 World's Most Expensive Motorcycles is the only accurate list of the...

The Man in the Chair

Michael Lawless doesn't want it to get awkward, so he never tells his customer,...

James Rispoli: Don’t Hold Back

Setbacks and major scenery changes characterize the career of James Rispoli, one...

The Greatest Show on Dirt!

What's the most fun you can have with your helmet on? Hooligan racing! Michael...

The Temptation

Our Poet of Packed Earth, Michael Lawless, reflects on taking big chances and...

Will the Rain Never Stop?

Flat Track editor Michael Lawless, our Poet of Packed Earth, reflects on the...

The Coal Miner’s Son

Michael Lawless takes us somewhere we've never been on The Vintagent: into a...

Words with the King

Sometimes raw talent, discipline, dedication, and a measure of humility comes in...

What the Racer Fears

Michael Lawless is that obnoxious reporter when you just want to rest. But only...