The Vintagent Selects: East Bay Rats

"Ruining it for everyone else since 1994."


The Motorcycle Portraits: Ashley Myhre

There's a belief you have to be extraordinary as a woman riding the world. But…


Thriving in Two Strokes: NYC Mopeds

It’s satisfying to see people still thriving, small business not disappearing…


Would You Risk Your Life for $1500?

His buddies might make more money. But they're never happy. Always bitching…


The Motorcycle Portraits: J Shia

J Shia's work and motorcycle customization shop Madhouse Motors has been…


The Vintagent Trailers: Flat 6 (Plná 6)

The moment when a bike is pushed to its limits, where the racer rides at the…


The Vintagent Selects: Moped to South America

Graham Loft, whom we interviewed just weeks ago about his epic journey on 1973…


Bikes of Burden: the Habal-Habal

Venice is famous for gondolas: the Philippines is famous for Jeepneys,…


Thinking of ‘Fast Eddie’

We talked motorcycle for a bit. I heard one of the guys call him Fast Eddie. To…


Ton-Up TV: Now Streaming for Custom Fans

'Ton Up TV is our own series, with none of the corporate nonsense associated…


The Mary Poppins of Motorcycles

“Would my life have been different had I not been quite eaten alive by…


Art and the Motorcycle (3): Linocuts for the Future!

‘Speedway’ is perhaps the most Modernist motorcycle image of all, with the…


The Motorcycle Portraits: Michael LaFountain

I look down and there's a motorcycle grip sticking out of the ground! I started…


Mopeds to South America

This is a story of two young men who set out on a quest to accomplish something…


Art X Moto: Larry Poons and Big D Cycle

Keith Martin of Big D Cycle explains his relationship to legendary abstract…


The Infernals: Fournier and Metz

The stars aligned when pioneer motormen Charles Metz and Henri Fournier founded…


David Lancaster: ‘Speed is Expensive’

David Lancaster explains how his whole life led up to making 'Speed is…


Electric Revolutionaries: JT Nesbitt Interviewed

JT Nesbitt's remarkable career includes designing motorcycles for Confederate…


Décor Motor: Spinzi Wheels in the Spice

Tommaso Spinzi brings wheels into a 1716 Baroque palazzo in Turin to celebrate…


Never Gonna Let You Go: Phil Lane’s Dunstall

Few motorcyclists have owned their machine for half a Century, and of those,…


Quail 2022: Behind the Scenes

Feeling impatient, I blurted out the case for Max Hazan’s Vincent as Best of…


Electric Revolutionaries: Panel Discussion

Electric Revolutionaries features 11 designers at the edge of the EV industry.…


Jack Leong and the Ace-Hy M.C. Archive

Everywhere Jack Leong went, he brought a camera, including when riding his…


‘Is This Not His Fate?’ Amphetamine History

Amphetamine compounds like Ritalin and Adderal are now the most prescribed…


‘Electric Revolutionaries’ at the Petersen Museum

Curated and concepted by Paul d'Orléans, the Electric Revolutionaries exhibit…


Thinking Outside the Box: Hossack Engineering

Norman Hossack's radical front fork design reduced weight and made for more…


The Roads Less Traveled: Bernard Testemale

Bernard Testemale's extraordinary wet plate portraits are on exhibit at RAW…


A Life on Wheels, With a Camera

The same time I fell in love with bikes I fell in love with cameras. I shot…


Actually, It IS Rocket Science

Dr Robin Tuluie built fantastically successful racers that won Daytona.  He…


Hugo Eccles and the XP Zero

The XP Zero is a superb piece of design: it retains traditional styling cues,…


A Suzuki Hayabusa from Paper

Like meditation, the art of modeling is a kind of prayer, and the ultimate…


The Motorcycle Portraits: Shinya Kimura

Shinya Kimura is the legendary motorcycle artisan who first came to worldwide…


Traveling by Chopper: Charlie Weisel

"Life has a way of pushing us around, and riding a chopper around the world is…


Winnie, Queen of the Desert

Crossing the Nullarbor Plain solo on a motorcycle was considered suicidal,…


Summer of Brough

It is said no plans survive first contact with reality, and for me things…


Olive Hager, the ‘Mile a Minute Girl’

She was one of the first and most famous Wall of Death riders of all time.…


(Re)Born in Flames: the Top Mountain Museum

Amazingly, the Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum was completely rebuilt in 10…


The Motorcycle Portraits: Paul d’Orléans

Paul d'Orléans is publisher of The Vintagent, guest curator at the Petersen…


Four59: A Mille Miglia Story

'Four59' follows the story of a spectacular and unique car: a 1956 Ferrari…


Regular Hospitals Hate Us! 

Regular hospitals hate us. Have they never suffered for their art? Experience…


Racing in the Streets: 2021 MotoGiro

All-out racing on the streets has been banned in Italy since the late 1950s,…


Across America by Motorcycle: Part II

RAF Captain Charles Kenilworth Shepherd was 23 years old in 1919 when he swung…


‘One Man Caravan’ in ADV:Overland

Robert Edison Fulton Jr. rode around the world in 1932 on a Douglas Mastif, and…


The Current: Zaiser Motors founder Anthony Cross

Anthony Cross is the Co-founder and CEO of Denver-based upstart Zaiser Motors,…


Ghana Superstar: Samuel Aboagye’s Electric Scooter

This young Ghanaian, Samuel Aboagye, built a scooter entirely from scrap wood,…


The Perfect Lap: Don Emde

I turned 18 years old in 1969, the minimum age to race motorcycles…


Your Man in India: Adil Jal Darukhanawala

He is the father of motor journalism in India, but Adil Jal Darukhanawala…


The Vintagent Selects: Home Made Wall Of Death

Recreation means riding the Wall Of Death.


‘Sparks and Speed’: Shinya Kimura

Toru Tokikawa’s new film, 'Sparks and Speed: The Story of Shinya Kimura',…


The Spectacle of Speedway

What's it like to race Speedway, with no brakes or suspension, doing 0 to 60 in…


The Motorcycle Portraits: Anya Violet Aghababian

Anya Violet Aghababian co-founded the Babes Ride Out and Babes in the Dirt, and…


EZ Does It

Learning the hard way is painful. Life over the limit beat me down, and I grew…


The Motorcycle Portraits: Robb Talbott

Robb Talbott is the owner of the Moto Talbott Museum in Carmel Valley, CA. If…


The Highline: Morgen Mischler

What does it take to be a racer? Morgan Mischler talks to Mike Lawless about…


Almost Lost: A Cross-Country Pioneer

In 1915, Hamilton Mack Laing rode his Harley-Davidson, nicknamed Barking Betsy,…


The Unstoppable Anne-France Dautheville

Three continents and over 12,500 miles in the year of 1973 when she was 29…


PostIndustrial with Carmen Gentile

Journalist, author, and war correspondent Carmen Gentile is the founder and…


The The Vintagent Premier: Earned: The Story Of Keith Hale’s Ducati 750SS

An intimate look at a man, an extremely rare motorcycle, and the value of…


Walking the Paths of Fire with Andrew Nahum

Andrew Nahum wascinated by the wider effects of gunnery gun research, tracing…


The Motorcycle Portraits: Megs Braap

For this edition of Motorcycle Portraits, we have Megan Griffiths, better known…


1914: the Whirl of Death

In 1914, Erle 'Red' Armstrong built his Whirl of Death, the first fully…


The Motorcycle Portraits: Bobbee Singh

"My name is Bobbee Singh. I make motorcycles in India, I have a company called…


The Man Who Beat Marquez

Brad Baker flew to Spain, borrowed a bike, and beat Marc Marquéz. But it took…


The Vintagent Trailers: Walter: The Missing Link

The most extraordinary barn-find of our times...


The Last Victory

"You make him sounds like such a desperado, Dad, but he's really nice." Brad…


It’s Fuell Not Buell

Riders the world over were ecstatic when news broke that Buell Motorcycles has…


Catsuits, Cafe Racers, and #WomenWhoRideMotorcycles

An actress in a catsuit on a motorbike...well at least they're portraying a…


‘A Novel and Sure Method of Suicide’ – Henri Fournier

Henri Fournier pioneered the motorcycle in the USA with his tandem cycle pacers…


Ted Talk

Takeshi 'Ted' Maejima is a fanatic collector of early Honda racing motorcycles,…


The Man From Mars

Torsten Zorn of Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is landing Perseverance on…


The Swedish Chief: Ola Stenegard

Swedish designer Ola Stenegard brings apex mid-1950s cool to the new Indian…


Aristocratic Motorcyclist, Issue 0

Artist Lorenzo Eroticolor worked with Bill Phelps, Alberto Garcia-Alix, Chas…


Passing, Pain, and Purpose

What happens after the best pass in your racing career? Maybe a whole lotta…


Research Into Contemporary Outlaws (RICO)

The only collection of 1%er biker club ephemera in private hands is safely…


The Vintagent Selects: My Bike: 1971 Yamaha At1 125

It's Pretty, and it's red, and it gets me there.


‘The Motorcycle’: Ultan Guilfoyle

The curatorial team of Charles Falco and Ultan Guilfoyle, famous for 'The Art…


The Vintagent Selects: Stacie B. London: In A Straight Line

Chasing down motorcycle land speed records, one salt flat at a time.


The Vintagent Selects: Ray Thauscher

America's forgotten world champion motorcycle racer.


Shooting for Us All: Shane Balkowitsch

A photograph of wet plate photographer Paul d'Orleans at work led to a new…


Thousand Yard Stare

Wil Thomas built his custom Knucklehead bob-job based on a rare photograph of…


BikeEXIT: the Chris Hunter Interview

Chris Hunter founded BikeEXIF in 2008: now he's sold it to the Iron&Air team of…


The Current News: Spanish Classic Magic

PURSANG is transitioning from IC to electric designs, and honors the long…


The Vintagent Selects: Riders: The Illestrator

As I put myself out there, it helped with the perception of someone they might…


Velo on the Chase

Riding an sophisticated overhead-camshaft British motorcycle across the USA is…


The Rush Job

James Rispoli lost his team in European Superbike racing, despite his wild…


The Vintagent Trailers: Ray Tauscher

America's forgotten world champion motorcycle racer.


Phil Irving’s ‘Other’ Twin: the Velocette Model O

Phil Irving co-designed the legendary Vincent V-twin: he also designed a…


Sturgis 2020: $12.2 Billion Health Cost

The impact of the Sturgis Rally this year was enormous...and not in a good way.


Coping with COVID: the Auction Scene in 2020

How is the auction scene coping with Covid? Sam Murtaugh of Mecum Auctions…


Daredevil in Training: Corinna Mantlo

Corinna Mantlo, the Vintagent's Editor for Film, has a most amazing life as a…


‘Confessions of a Vintagent’ – 1943

What was the first use of the term Vintagent as applied to motorcycles? This…


Cooper Smithing Co.

Joe Cooper's path to building exceptional sheet metal parts was as curved as…


Racing Towards The Dream

Cameron Smith is the only African American racer chasing the flat track…


Double Trouble: the CoVel Story

Hedley Cox built a twinned Velocette KTT engine for the Isle of Man TT in 1951,…


Flat Track Fite Klub

Fite Klub pits four flat track legends - Chris Carr, Jay Springteen, Scotty…