Harley-Davidson FHA 8-Valve Racer

Stored for Decades, Super Rare and Authentic Racer is Auctioned


The Notorious Mosul Moto Caper

Carmen and Nish take a break from covering the fighting in Mosul to discover a...


The Rudge Book of the Road

In the 1920s, the Rudge-Whitworth company offered lavish touring accessories for...


Hughes, Godfrey, and the Red Baron

Legendary art critic Robert Hughes has a surprising connection to 1911 Isle of...


Scuderia Ferrari Motorcycles

Scuderia Ferrari raced motorcycles in the 1930s! The team was very successful,...


1910 Sex Scandal! Jake De Rosier’s Teen Lover

In 1910, Jake De Rosier was the most famous motorcycle racer in the world. ...


Replicating ‘Old Bill’

George Brough's Racing Brough Superior SS80 Had a Brother


The Mysterious ‘Mark 6’

The existence, or non-existence, of the Velocette Mark 6 KTT has puzzled...


100 Years After the ‘Indian Summer’, Part 4: Oliver Godfrey

Oliver Cyril Godfrey won the 1911 Isle of Man TT on an Indian, but World War 1...


Kop Hill Climb

The Kop Hill Climb is one of the oldest motorsports events in the world, and has...


‘Crazy’ George Disteel and the Vincent Hoard

George Disteel tried to buy and hide every Vincent in Northern California, but...


100 Years After the ‘Indian Summer’, Part 3: Charles Bayly Franklin

Charles Bayly Franklin was Ireland's first international motorcycle racer, and...


100 Years After the ‘Indian Summer’, Part 2: Jake De Rosier

Jake De Rosier was perhaps the first professional motorcycle racer, and Indian's...


100 Years After the ‘Indian Summer’, Part 1: Billy Wells

Over 100 years ago, Indian swept the Isle of Man TT with a 1-2-3 win. It was...


Book Review: ‘BMW Rennsport’

Author Stefan Knittel publishes another terrific book from the BMW Archives,...


The Vintagent Trailers: Morbidelli – a Story of Men and Fast Motorcycles

Discover the story of the Morbidelli team, which in the 70s was able to win 4...


The Motorcycling Du Ponts

The Du Pont family is intimately tied with the American motorcycle industry, and...


The Skull and Crossbones

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


The Alt.Custom Scene – Co-Opted?

The Alt.Custom scene has been coopted and copied by the Industry - is this a...


Robert Hughes: Art Critic, Motorcyclist

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


Kenzo Tada

Kenzo Tada was the First Asian to Compete in the Isle of Man TT, and the first...


And Then Came Rudge…

AMA Hall of Fame rider Carey Loftin performed the motorcycle stunts for many...


The Last Great Brough Hoard?

Priceless Brough Superiors Rotting in Bodmin Moor


Holes in the Memory

Reviving the Memory of Sylvester H. Roper, the Inventor of Motorcycling


The Vintagent Trailers: Mancini, The Motorcycle Wizard

The mechanic that helped debut five of the most talented Italian motorcycle...


Shooting the ‘Arrow’

A Remarkable OHV Indian Racer Used for Record-Breaking


Book Review: ‘Lewis Leathers’

Lewis Leathers, established in 1892, is Britain's oldest motor-clothing...


NLG: Brooklands’ First Winner

W.E. Cook raced a 1907 NLG-Peugeot to victory in the first official competition...


The Remarkable Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Motorcycle Co. pioneered the use of a gearbox before any other...


Brooklands

They raced for trinkets, enameled copper stars, spark plugs and tires, dotted...


Kenji Ekuan

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


The Vintagent Selects: No Ordinary Passenger

This is the story of an 87-year-old man, Stan Dibben, who won the World Sidecar...


The Vintagent Selects: The Story Of The Chopper

With “Captain America”, the custom Harley Davidson from Easy Rider, up for...


The Vintagent Selects: TROG

A short film about a member of the Oilers CC/MC, Meldon Van Riper Stultz III. He...


The Lost Peugeot Racers

The Remarkable Peugeot Racer, Decades Ahead of its Time


The Crocker Story

The Real Story of America’s Legendary V-Twin, the Crocker


The Blue Bike

Marty Dickerson Created the Vincent Legend in America


John Surtees

Remembering World Champion John Surtees, the only man to win the World...


Rara Avis: The Unique Lynton Racer

A one-off attempt to create a world-beater motorcycle from the maker of the...


The Old School at Bonneville

How land speed racing was done in simpler times, as featured in Cycle magazine


The English Dirigibles

The English dirigible R100 flew across the Atlantic and landed in St.Huber,...


Peter Fonda: ‘Cliff Vaughs Built Captain America’

Peter Fonda acknowledged in this 2014 letter, for the first time in 45 years,...


A Short History of Wankel Motorcycles

How many manufacturers built Wankel-engined motorcycles? Quite a few! This is...


Steam Cycles and History

How we see history, and what we consider relevant, can change with time or...


Dennis Loveday: Brooklands Racer

Dennis Loveday raced at Brooklands in the 1930s on Velocettes and Ariels


2006 Legend of the Motorcycle

At a reception for the inaugural Legend of the Motorcycle Concours in 2006:...


Welcome to The Vintagent!

Thoughts from 2006 on what TheVintagent is about, from its founder, Paul...