Rockers vs. Mods in Dallas: Taking it to the streets

by Richard Backus

Forget the trailer queen shows and head to Texas for the rolling and rocking Rockers vs. Mods rally March 26-28, 2010, in Dallas. Showcasing one-of-a-kind bikes, a raffle, slow races, night rides through downtown, bands, DJ’s and general mayhem for Italian scooter and European bike enthusiasts and spectators, the Rockers vs. Mods rally brings cool classic bikes out of the garage and onto the street.


AMA Hall of Famer Malcolm Smith to serve as Grand Marshal for 2010 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

by Richard Backus

In recognition of Malcolm Smith's contributions to the success of Husqvarna, the American Motorcyclist Association and Husqvarna Motorcycles North America have announced that Smith will serve as Grand Marshal at the 19th annual AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days this July 9-11 in Lexington, Ohio. Husqvarna is the Marque of the Year for 2010 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.


The Mustang Motorcycle is back!

By Richard Backus

New retro bikes continue to grow in popularity. Royal Enfield, Triumph, Harley and Moto Guzzi all build motorcycles geared to riders whose tastes lean to yesterday’s classics. Add one more to the list thanks to the newly incorporated California Scooter Company, which is launching a line of bikes directly inspired by the classic Mustang motorcycles built in Glendale, Calif., from 1947 to 1965.


1895 Hildebrand and Wolfmüller to be auctioned by Bonhams

by Richard Backus

Bonhams will auction one of the few surviving Hildebrand & Wolfmüller motorcycles, a circa-1895 model that’s been in the same ownership since the early 1930s, at its annual International Classic Motorcycle Show in Stafford, England, April 25.


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Ceccato 75 takes top honors at AMA’s 2009 Concours d’Elegance

by Richard Backus

An extremely rare – as in the one and only – Ceccato 75 won the 2009 Concours d’Elegance held by the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in conjunction with the museum’s annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Owned by Italian bike collector Guy Webster, the Ceccato is believed the only survivor of five made by the Italian Ceccato company.


Ex-McQueen Indian Chief fetches record $99,450

By Richard Backus

The ex-Steve McQueen 1940 Indian Chief — pictured on the cover of the book “Steve McQueen: The Last Mile" — set a new world record for the model at Bonham & Butterfield’s “Classic California” auction November 14, selling for $99,450. The latest Bonham’s auction shows once again that when it comes to motorcycles, if Steve McQueen ever owned it, it’s hot.


Finding Abandoned Motorcycles: The Vincent in the Barn

By Motorcycle Classics staff

With "The Vincent in the Barn," author Tom Cotter turns his attention from abandoned cars to the rediscovery of abandoned motorcycles.


Visit the Larz Anderson Classic European Motorcycle Day!

by Landon Hall

If you live in the Northeast, you may already be familiar with the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, Mass. The Museum is home to a great collection of classic and vintage automobiles, and this marks the 16th year for the museum's Classic European Motorcycle Day, a great event featuring a bike show, awards, a swap meet, and demo rides of new Ducati motorcycles.



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