The Vintagent Original: Custom Revolution

Custom Revolution is the first major museum exhibition to celebrate the new,...


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...


100 Years Ago: Harley-Davidson Military Testing in 1918

In 1918, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and sidecars were shown off for inspectors...


The Current: Wannabe AlSi9Mg E-Chopper

The Wannabe electric chopper removes the V-twin but keeps the vroom!


Reviving a Racer: Atelier Chatokine by Laurent Nivalle

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


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...


Class C Racing in California: 1935

Class C racing was the AMA's answer to the Great Depression, opening up...


Two-Wheeled Icons of the 1980s

1980s motorcycle design was a radical departure from the 1970s, as both...


The Ride: Wedge Motorcycles Honda CB750F

Takashi Nihira of Wedge motorcycles does all his own fabrication, building, and...


‘Slant Artists’: Hillclimbers in California, 1925-35

An album of photos of California dirt racing from 1925-35 yielded treasures of...


The Vintagent Selects: Josh Kurpius DKS! Harley Davidson Ambassador

DKS! went to Milwaukee, WI. to meet up with Josh Kurpius at the Harley Davidson...


The Mexican Suitcase

4000 photos from 3 celebrated photojournalists in the Spanish Civil War lay in a...


Rondal Partridge: Santa Clara Hillclimb in 1940

Imogen Cunningham's son traveled California in the Spring of 1940, photographing...


Bernard Testemale: ‘Art of Ride’

Bernard Testemale is a famous surf photographer now lured to the siren song of...


The Vintagent Presents: One Minute Moto!

The Vintagent presents our first short film contest; One Minute Moto!


‘Von Dutch’ in Las Vegas

'Von Dutch' kickstarted the Custom Culture movement with his independent,...


Building a Norton Four

In the mid-1960s, there were no 4-cylinder motorcycles to buy, so riders made...


The Ride: Speedway Superstar

Ehinger Kraftrad’s remarkable ‘Speedster’; history through a hi-tech lens....


Jean Depara, Congolese Photographer

Congolese master photographer Jean Depara captured the nightlife, music, and...


Billy Al Bengston: Art in Motion

Pop artist Billy Al Bengston raced motorcycles to make a living while creating...


Martin Munkacsi

A pioneer photographer of sports, fashion, and celebrities, Martin Munkacsi's...


The Ride: Bryan Fuller’s ‘Bavarian Knight’

Fuller Moto nails a vintage BMW cafe racers style with a modified R75/5 'toaster...


The Ride: Revival Cycles Landspeeder

Revival Cycles dug deep into BMW history for inspiration on their Landspeeder...


The Current: Eff You See Eye

The UCI sets the rules for sanctioned bicycle racing the world over. Robert...


The Vintagent Classics: Impatience

Impatience, from 1928, is the first film to eroticize the motorcycle,...


Luigi Colani: The Future Is Now

The Swiss designer Luigi Colani focussed on erotic, streamlined shapes, and was...


Project Desert Rat

Two vintage Triumphs and a state full of dirt roads to explore; that's the...


The Silent Types

Silent films of the 1920s featured incredibly motorcycle stunts by Harold Lloyd,...


Gallery: Heidi Zumbrun

If there's every age, sex, and color, and every kind of motorcycle, it must be...


California Dunes Riding in the 1960s

Bill Greene's father documented his British motorcycle rides in the California...


The Ride: Bandit9 Steals Fashion Mojo

Vietnamese shop Bandit9 pushes a Modernist aesthetic with its limited-edition...


The Ghosts of the St. George Hotel

The St. George Hotel in Volcano, CA, is notoriously haunted, but our...


DG Manktelow, Cafe Racer

As a college student, DG Manktelow needed some credits, so enrolled in a...


Grayson Perry at the British Museum

Sculptor Grayson Perry designed an outrageous Harley-Davidson Knucklehead custom...


The Chanel Triton

Built as an homage, the Chanel Triton was used by Karl Lagerfeld for his 2010...


Karlheinz Weinberger

The Swiss photographer worked in obscurity in the 1960s and beyond, documenting...


Road Test: Falcon Kestrel

Ian Barry's Falcon Kestrel is a contemporary masterpiece of custom motorcycle...


Scram Africa

Scram Africa is a 2000km desert romp on inappropriate customs. There were...


El Mirage by Wet Plate

Photographing the speed trials at El Mirage dry lakebed with a wet plate camera


Louis Lucien Lepoix

Louis Lucien Lepoix is an unsung hero of modernist motorcycle design, who built...


Road Test: 1930 Majestic

The Majestic was the ultimate French Art Deco motorcycle - radical and...


Café Racers Invade Sturgis

The 'Ton Up!' exhibition during the 2012 Sturgis Rally was an oasis of...


The Black Angel

Master Plumassier Maxime Leroy takes motorcycles to totally new places, with...


‘The Pleasures of Life’

Boris Anrep laid the floor mosaics in the National Portrait Gallery in London in...


A Day at the Races

Wet plate/collodion photographer Paul d'Orléans exposes Wheels&Waves California...


Chopper History on NPR

NPR explored the history of the 'Captain America' chopper used in 'Easy Rider',...


Rita Minissi

Photographer Rita Minissi's singular vision explores her relationship to...


Malick Sidibe – ‘The Eye of Bamako’

Legendary African photographer Malick Sidibé photographed the street life of...


‘Kesh Angels

Hassan Hajjaj is known as the 'Andy Warhol of Marrakech' for his provocative...


Out of the Blue, Into the Black

The Remarkable Falcon Motorcycles Vincent Black Shadow


Book Review: Garden Gate Manx

The Vintagent's Book of the Year for 2015; 'The Book About My Bike', published...


The Skull and Crossbones

Is Aldo Carrer's photo of 'Renzo' the Italian Arditi in 1916 the first use of a...


Wot! No Bike?

The Clash’s Paul Simonon Paints


Robert Hughes: Art Critic, Motorcyclist

Art critic Robert Hughes, star of the 'Shock of the New' TV series, was a...


The Paris Scene

Journalist Francois-Marie Dumas discusses motorcycle events in Paris at...


‘The Killer’s’ Panhead Tops $385k…

Jerry Lee Lewis Lets Loose a Piece of 2-Wheeled History


BMW Path 22: Hanging Ten on the Trends

BMW Reveals Concept Surf-Moto, the 'Path22'


Book Review: Charles Burki

Charles Burki illustrated his Norton racing motorcycles while imprisoned in WW2


Kenji Ekuan

The Man Who Shaped Yamaha’s Design for Decades has Died


The Vintagent Original: The Ended Summer

Photographer, surfer, and motorcycle racer Richard Vincent led an idyllic Santa...


The Vintagent Selects: Vincent Black Lightning

Follow the heartwarming yet tragic love story of Red Molly and James. An...


The Vintagent Selects: The Museum

A Short Film by Tom Rochester, documenting Martin Squires as he sketches a large...


Bill Phelps: Catching Heroes

The Autodromo de Linas-Montlhery is a speed bowl filled with ghosts and,...


Test Ride: MV Masterwork

Thrashing Shinya Kimura’s MV Agusta 750 Custom in the Hills of Azuza


Wheels & Waves Cayucos

Bringing an epic event Stateside for some European flair on the Central Coast of...


Motorcycle Specials #1

Martin Squires’ Grindlay-Peerless ‘Hundred Model’


Nick Veasey: Beneath the Surface

Nick Veasey pushes photography into unseen territory, making art from x-rays