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 in...


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 only...


‘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 is...


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...


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: Isle of Man TT

Expect the unexpected.


NYC Norton

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


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?


The Vintagent Classics: Once A Jolly Swagman

I must'a been daft letting you have that motorbike in the first place.


The Mighty MFK: the Giant’s Fist

In the late 1940s, German racers had to make their own: this MFK...


The Vintagent Trailers: Black Lightning: The Rollie Free Story

arguably the most famous photograph in motorcycling.


The Vintagent Selects: Team Obsolete – A Day At The Track

Assembling the very best grand prix 350’s from the classic period in a...


The Vintagent Trailers: Motorcycle Man

Racing legend Dave Roper is hardly an adrenaline junkie, taking a philosophical...


Racing ‘Round the Rainbow Scintillator

In 1915 San Francisco emerged from the rubble of the '06 earthquake like a...


Take a Bou, Toni!

Spaniard Toni Bou is a motorcycle competitor on par with a select few legends,...


The Current: Saroléa Introduces Limited Edition MANX7

Belgian electric motorcycle builder Saroléa builds a limited edition electric...


Martin Squires: Jake De Rosier at 90mph

Vintagent Contributor Martin Squires interprets a hair-raising 1911 interview...


Legends of Montlhéry at the Cafe Racer Festival: Part 2

In the second part of our story, an amazing collection of record-breakers from...


Motorcycle Specials: Maurice Brierley’s Methamon

Artist Martin Squires brings his paints when he visits Maurice Brierley’s wild...


The Current: E-Volkswagen Crushes Pikes Peak Record

The Pike's Peak Hillclimb is a unique and historic race, and for the second time...


The Phantastic Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler was a motorcycle racer and a real rascal, who redeemed himself...


Stolen Glory: Zenith, OEC, and the 1930 World Speed Record

In 1930, the motorcycle World Speed Record was a close contest between BMW,...


‘In Vietnam, You’re Never Alone’

Zoe David is an architect and motorcycle builder from France, who's recently...


A Vintage Triumph That Never Was

Alp Sungurtekin is a dry-lakes racing legend, and built a vintage-style Triumph...


Vintagent Selects: Bonneville Speedweek 2017

Life is short. Buckle up and go full speed.


Reviving a Racer: Atelier Chatokine by Laurent Nivalle

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


The Current: Alta Motors Crapshoot Dragster

Alta’s diminutive retro futuristic period piece, an electric dragster from the...


The Vintagent Classics: Kid Speed

Two auto racers compete for the same girl.


Class C Racing in California: 1935

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


Velocettes at Montlhéry: 24 Hours at 100mph

It's a record that's never been beaten: a 500cc motorcycle doing 100mph for 24...


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

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


Whence Came the Swingarm Frame?

Modern motorcycle suspension was invented by an eccentric, dry-humored...


The Current: A New Era for MotoGP

A new day has dawned for MotoGP, as the inaugural e-bike World Cup was...


1935 – The Greatest TT?

Some consider the 1935 Isle of Man Senior TT the greatest of them all, with only...


The Vintagent Trailers: Dream Racer

Dream Racer is an inspiring account of the fear of life going by unfulfilled and...


Rondal Partridge: Santa Clara Hillclimb in 1940

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


Hooligan Racing: Gateway Drug to Flat Track

How do you get into flat track racing? Hooligan Michael Lawless tells his...


Vintage Triumph Wins Mexican 1000

It's the first time a vintage Triumph has won its class at the Mexican 1000,...


‘A Handlebar Derby’ – Daytona Beach Racing

Before the Daytona Speedway was built in 1963, racing was strictly on the beach!...


Vespa Streamliners

In the 1950s, fierce competition between Vespa and Lambretta created an 'arms...


Selling Speed: What’s in a Name?

Manufacturers use evocative names to sell motorcycles - the oldest game in the...


The Current: E-MTB With Hall of Famer Joe Murray

Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Joe Murray plays an important role in developing...


The Current: Moto-E World Cup To Race Energica Egos

MotoGP gets a new category in 2019, the Moto-e World Cup, with bikes provided by...


The Current: Livio Suppo – From MotoGP to eMTB

An exclusive and candid conversation with former Repsol HRC MotoGP team...


Billy Al Bengston: Art in Motion

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


The Vintagent Selects: The Spirit Of Sturgis

Brittney Olsen, racer of Vintage Motorcycles, Cars and the Host of The Spirit of...


Glenn H. Curtiss

Curtiss built the best motorcycle engines in the world from 1903 onwards, and...


The Current: Saroléa is Alive and Electric

Grand nephews of Saroléa factory racer from the 1950s have rejuvenated the...


Luigi Colani: The Future Is Now

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


The Vintagent Trailers: White Knuckle: The Story Of The Motorcycle Cannonball

Ride along with Hot Rod Builder and Award Winning Filmmaker Brian Darwas as he...


The Vintagent Selects: Giovanni Burlando’s Vision

An incredible career of 850 professional hillclimb races by an utterly charming,...


Glenn Curtiss: 136mph in 1906?

A Scientific American article from 1906 explains Glenn H. Curtiss' 136.3mph...


The Vintagent Trailers: Angels Of Dirt

The story of the life of Charlotte Kainz and the fearless young women who race...


The Vintagent Selects: 6th Street Racing – Daytona

Travel along with the 6th Street Racing crew on a flat tracking trip in the...


Kop Hill – the Perfume of Authenticity

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


Atlanta’s ‘Black Streaks’

From 1913-1924, black motorcyclists raced on Atlanta's board tracks and...


A Cowboy at a Garden Party

An energetic flat-track champion is squired to the chi-chi Radnor Hunt Fox...


From Glorious to Notorious; the Fay Taylour Story

Fay Taylour is the most successful female motorsports competitor in history,...


The Vintagent Selects: The Monkey & Her Driver

Kendra and Betty are America’s only all women sidecar road racing team for...


El Mirage by Wet Plate

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


The Vintagent Original: Wheels & Waves California

Filmmaker Irene Kotnik gives an insider's view of "far flung individuals from...


Absolute Speed, Absolute Power Pt. 2

Motorcycle Land Speed Records from 1930 - 1940


Haunted by Hailwood

Mike Hailwood's last Canadian appearance was in 1967 - or was it? Elizabeth...


The Vintagent Trailers: I Fidanzati Della Morte (Engaged to Death)

Forgotten for nearly 60 years, “I fidanzati della morte” is movie like no...


The Vintagent Selects: The Frozen Few

Once upon a time, on a cold day in March, a group of men known as the “Crazy...


Book Review: ‘Flat Out! The Rollie Free Story’

Rollie Free proved the Vincent Black Shadow was the world's fastest production...


Absolute Speed, Absolute Power Pt. 1

Motorcycle Land Speed Records, 1896 – 1930


Stanley Woods and ‘Patricia’

A Beloved New Imperial V-twin as Superstar Transport for TT star Stanley Woods


Harley-Davidson FHA 8-Valve Racer

Stored for Decades, Super Rare and Authentic Racer is Auctioned


Favored by the Gods of Speed

Alp Sungurtekin has built the world’s fastest unfaired Triumph 650.


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. ...


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...