Would You Risk Your Life for $1500?

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


The Vintagent Trailers: Flat 6 (Plná 6)

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


Thinking of ‘Fast Eddie’

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


The Vintagent Trailers: Salt From Bonneville

Creating the world's fastest IZH-49.


Art X Moto: Larry Poons and Big D Cycle

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


One Hundred Years Of Racing: Isle of Man TT

Often called the 'world's most dangerous road race', the Isle of Man TT has…


The Vintagent Trailers: Missile From The East

The life of motorcycle World Champion Ernst Degner and his incredible 1961…


Brooklands History by Postcard

The construction of the world's first motorsports banked track, Brooklands, as…


DKW’s Remarkable Streamliners

DKW's wild streamliner racer bodies were designed by streamlining expert Baron…


The Vintagent Trailers: Taking Care Of Business

It's not about what you did. It's about winning. The story of Dick Mann,…


How You Find Them #1: 1923 Douglas Racer

You have to be ready to buy when the opportunity arises, and keeping my eyes…


The Vintagent Trailers: Speed is Expensive

Pure hell on the straightaway


The Current News: May 20, 2022

This week: new bikes from Plan B and Wyld, battery shortages push prices up,…


Those Dashing Racers of the 1920s: C.T. Ashby

You can almost smell the castor oil burning off the hot motor of Cecil Ashby's…


The Vintagent Trailers: Dust 2 Glory

This is a place that's hard to shake.


The Vintagent Selects: Chasing 200

You can't hold them back.


The Vintagent Originals: Vincent Black Lightning

The Vincent Black Lightning is legendary for all the best reasons, and in real…


The Vintagent Trailers: Dust To Glory

A place between the Old West and the Twilight Zone.


Actually, It IS Rocket Science

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


Diane Brandon: The Gold Star Girl

I remember very little of the race itself except that in about ten seconds I…


America’s First Motor Vehicle Race: 1895

Motocycles seemed a mighty pain in the ass compared to bicycles, and the 1895…


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,…


The Current News: Nov. 4 2021

All the EV news that's fit to print, from an Indian café racer, an itty-bitty…


The Perfect Lap: Don Emde

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


The Spectacle of Speedway

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


EZ Does It

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


The Highline: Morgen Mischler

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


The Vintagent Selects: Stanley Woods The Movie

I've really had a wonderful life.


The Motorcycle Portraits: Megs Braap

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


The Man Who Beat Marquez

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


The Last Victory

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


Ted Talk

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


The Vintagent Trailers: Speed Is My Need

What drives these two-wheeled gladiators to risk everything?


Passing, Pain, and Purpose

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


The Vintagent Selects: Bonneville – A Lowbrow Redemption Story

Lowbrow returns to the salt with hopes of redemption.


First Four-Cylinder at the Isle of Man TT

The first four-cylinder motorcycle racer in history wasn't Italian or Japanese,…


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.


Elektrafuture 2020

The world's first electric motocross series was pulled off right in the heart…


The Rush Job

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


Motogiro d’Italia 2020: the Race is On

The famed Italian regularity event, established in 1914, was postponed four…


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…


What’s Mees Got?

Jared Mees has 6 AMA Flat Track championships under his belt, and wins like…


John Wallace and the Duzmo

At 14, he knew he'd build motorcycles - and he did! On the way he worked with…


The Vintagent Selects: A Chat With Stanley

I would hate to stop any young fella from reaching the heights I reached.


8 Valves for the Road

Hot stuff! Designers and special builders have explored the power potential of…


Benelli Four-Cylinder Racers

Benelli built by far the fastest 250cc racing fours both in the 1930s and the…


Higher Powered

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


The Vintagent Classics: On Any Sunday

Desert racers are nice people.


The Vintagent Selects: The Space Between

An inside look at the most deadly motorcycle race in the world.


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…


Pacific Northwest Hillclimbing Circa 1930

An archive of photos from the East Side Motorcycle Co of Portland showing early…


The Man in the Chair

Michael Lawless doesn't want it to get awkward, so he never tells his customer,…


James Rispoli: Don’t Hold Back

Setbacks and major scenery changes characterize the career of James Rispoli,…


The Greatest Show on Dirt!

What's the most fun you can have with your helmet on? Hooligan racing!…


The Temptation

Our Poet of Packed Earth, Michael Lawless, reflects on taking big chances and…


The Vintagent Selects: Fast Eddie

Once a racer, always a racer.


Through Jodi’s Eyes

Jodi Johnson has the hardest job in racing: the wife of a professional flat…


Will the Rain Never Stop?

Flat Track editor Michael Lawless, our Poet of Packed Earth, reflects on the…


The Coal Miner’s Son

Michael Lawless takes us somewhere we've never been on The Vintagent: into a…


Rocket Cycles, Part 1: Fritz von Opel

Fritz von Opel was more extravagant and daring than Jay Gatsby. Far too rich…


Words with the King

Sometimes raw talent, discipline, dedication, and a measure of humility comes…


The Most Radical Vincent on the Planet?

A long a poignant path to bring a 112hp Egli-Vincent back to life, with a…


Auerberg Klassik 2019: Uwe Rattay

Is the bi-annual Auerberg Klassik hillclimb the finest vintage motorcycle event…


What the Racer Fears

Michael Lawless is that obnoxious reporter when you just want to rest. But…


‘SpeedisExpensive’: the Australian Shoot Road Trip

When Philip Vincent-Day discovered a trove of 1950s films from his grandfather…


The Vintagent Selects: SpeedisExpensive

The pursuit of one young man’s dream.


The Vintagent Selects: Dyno Tune Drop Out

Old passions are the strongest...


David Martinez: Bonneville 2019

Photographer and filmmaker David Martinez has shot 3 films for The Vintagent,…


The Bilbao TT: 1932

Few remember that Bilbao, Spain, had a TT of its own in 1932, with serious…


The Vintagent Trailers: Wayne

Guts is everything.


The Privateer Struggles

Davis Fisher is the sweet-faced tiger who's made it into the Top 10 in his…


The Vintagent Trailers: Rockets and Titans

It's not A record. This is THE record.


The Original Triple: DKW’s ‘Singing Saw’ –

It was so loud they nicknamed it 'the chainsaw', but it was also wicked fast,…


Vintage Revival Montlhéry 2019

A bi-annual event for pre-1940 cars and motorcycles only, the Vintage Revival…


Vintage Revival Montlhéry 2019: Just the Motors

For the technically-minded, the years before 1940 had the greatest variety of…


By Any Means Necessary

James Monaco is a professional flat track racer at the top of his game, one of…


The Vintagent Classics: Take It To The Limit

A peek into the life of motorcycle riders and racers of the era.


T.T. OK!

TT-winning bikes from the 1920s are rare to find, but sometimes you get lucky,…


‘Rekordjagd auf Zwei Rädern’

An exhibit of the world's most badass motorcycles from 1904 to 1984, 'Record…


The First ‘Handlebar Derby’: the 1937 Daytona 200

1937 was the first Daytona 200, won by Ed Kretz on an Indian. Jeff Decker's…


The Vintagent Selects: Catalina Grand Prix: A Love Story

Together they Re destined for either Glory or Heartbreak...


The Vintagent Selects: Isle of Man TT

Expect the unexpected.


NYC Norton

Kenny Cummings knows the veneer of a successful business can blind people to…


The Current: Eva Håkansson’s Quest to Break 400 mph With Green Envy

Will Eva Håkansson become the fastest woman in history an electric motorcycle,…


The Vintagent Selects: The Salt Flats – Eleven Ninety Eight

Sometimes you’ve just got to ask yourself why not?