CULTURE

Ross Metcalfe and the AMCA

'First time I met Bert, he wore a tweed jacket and an ascot, smoking a pipe. I…

100 Years of Montlhéry: VRM 2024

A borrowed helmet and gloves was good enough for tech, and I knew it would be a…

Book Reviews: Iron Horse Cowgirls and Superbike

In an age of continuously scrolling images, it's refreshing to enjoy printed…

The Quail: A Watersports Gathering

We'd avoided it for 14 years, but finally the rain came, and made up for all those sunny Saturdays (and Fridays for the Quail Ride) by dumping an inch and a half of water in two hours onto the motorcycles at The Quail: a Motorcycle Gathering, to use its official name.  Readers from anywhere but California will roll their eyes, as events get rained on in most of the world regardless of the season, but recent climatic changes mean we no longer get 'rain' here; we get 'atmospheric rivers' that dump with tropical fervor.  As some wag once said,…

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The Motorcycle Portraits: Gordon McCall

"You know, you can't fake it on a motorcycle. You either know how to ride, or…

Moto Craft: Where Speed Meets Art

"Motorcycles are important in broader culture, whether that be in fashion,…

The Motorcycle Portraits: Dutch and Vikki

What's come to me over time is 'escape'. When you put that helmet on, and you…

A Girl and Her Scout – Josephine Vandell

Riding a motorcycle as a young woman was different. I didn’t think of myself as…

Love, Liquor, and Lawyers

It had been a hard day at work, but that's why they pay you, right? The ride…

Nagoya Kustom Life – The Breezy Biker Camp

Tatsuya and his crew displayed tremendous performative audacity on their bikes…

Vintage Revival Montlhéry 2013

Vintage Revival Montlhéry is open to pre-1940 vehicles to race on the oldest…

Last of the Old School – Frank Voto

Frank Voto may be the oldest or longest-serving engine builder in New York.…

Hell on Wheels – Jimmy ‘Daredevil’ Washburn

Jimmy Washburn was the Evel Knievel of his era, and won a lot of races too.…

The Man Who Rides Them All – Alan Cathcart

He's ridden, raced, tested, and written about every important racing motorcycle…