CULTURE

Modern Motorcycle Mechanics: a Dual Origin Story

The Nicholson Brothers wrote the first comprehensive motorcycle repair manual...

La Mala Suerte Ediciones

Friend of The Vintagent Marina Cianferoni is translating motorcycle books into...

Higher Powered

Sometimes a kind word and a prayer can settle the waters, and help you focus on...

Quarantine Cinema 6: The Dystopian Future

You might be feeling we've already arrived at a dystopian present, but take heart!  Things could be worse - much worse - as the films of Quarantine Cinema 6 prove.  We start with the original dystian biker films of the 1970s and 80s: Mad Max, Tron, The Bronx Warriors, and Akira, all magnificent.  We follow up with a contemporary film from our own friend Eric Ristau, which is so present-day it hurts - 'The Last Motorcycle on Earth.'  It's just come out, and oh dear the timing... 1. Mad Max (1979) "You don't wanna make Max mad!" The original...

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The Vintagent Archive: ‘Shilling in the Slot!’

This 1936 story from 'The Motor Cycle' magazine predicts the British industry 50...

Bill and Lois’ Big Adventure: the Foundation of A.A.

It was an amazing adventure: Bill and Lois B Wilson took a two-year trip on a...

PS…You & Yours: Stay Well

Michael Lawless, our Flat Track Editor and the 'Poet of Packed Earth', reflects...

Back to Black at Montlhéry

David Lancaster, director of "Speed Is Expensive", discusses his shoot of the...

Social Distancing Machine?

Is the motorcycle an ideal social distancing machine? Dr. Wendy Pojmann explores...

Two Wheels, Single Shots: Motorcycles and Espresso in Italy

Wendy Pojmann, an academic at Siena College in NY, is a motorcyclists and coffee...

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’

A deeply won fanaticism characterizes many Velocette Thruxton owners. Paul...