Be a Part of the Community

Check out this editor's letter about Comprehensive Vintage Motorcycle Price Guide, whose editors are looking for experts in the motorcycle community.

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The old motorcycle world is surely a friendly one, and one with a lot of interesting stories and pieces of information. We love that Motorcycle Classics is a place for it to all come together through the communal love of old bikes. Some of my favorite moments are when I get the chance to share info with a reader who hasn’t found an answer or an explanation of something no matter where they’ve looked.

It also works the other way around. You all provide me with a huge amount of support and resources when it comes to specific model information. I’ve had the chance to link up with marque experts from around the world, which gives me the ability to be sure in the accuracy of the information that goes in our stories.

Today, as readers, you have a chance to be a part of this community, sharing information and connection. For the past few years, we’ve included the Comprehensive Vintage Motorcycle Price Guide in our online bookstore. The guide is put together by the fine people at The Motorcycle and Model Railroad Museum Foundation and JM Hobby Supply, and right now they’re gearing up to produce the 2022-2023 guide, which will be released in December 2021.

The new guide will feature nearly 500 pages, and over 150,000 vintage motorcycle prices for more than 100 different marques. Over a dozen new marques will be included for this 2022-2023 edition, including Crocker, Dayton, Militor/Militaire, Salsbury and others.

The CVMPG was originally published with just a few dozen marques in 2004. Now, some 400 experts from around the world contribute actual sales data gathered from auctions, swap meets, online sales, private sales and dealer sales to help update the prices in the guide each year. “Due to the pandemic, we had to make the tough decision to not publish a 2021-2022 edition last December,” noted Jayson Matthews, one of the editors of the CVMPG. “We only use actual sales to create the guide. We want factual, accurate data. Last year, so many of our experts were in locations where they simply could not get out and gather data,” Matthews added. Thus, the tough decision was made to wait a year before releasing the next edition.

  • Updated on Aug 6, 2021
  • Originally Published on Jul 23, 2021
Tagged with: CVMPG, price guide
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