Autobahn Craftwerks Heading to Bonneville

by Richard Backus

Long time BMW enthusiast and restorer Len Kerkhoff tells us he’s going to make a bid for the record books at the Bonneville Salt Flats this September. Running in the vintage 500cc pushrod class, Kerkhoff is preparing a circa 1954 BMW 500cc engine in a period R50/2 frame. Kerkhoff, who used to road and drag race Triumphs, turned to BMWs almost two decades ago when he decided to go fulltime into motorcycle restoration at his Cincinnati, Ohio-based shop, Autobahn Craftwerks.


Brough Superior Under New Ownership

by Landon Hall

According to a recent press release, Brough Superior has a new owner. Following negotiations with the Card family, Netherton Industries Ltd. announced the purchase of The Brough Superior Engineering Limited, together with the assets of The Brough Superior Engineering Limited. 


Antique Motorcycle Club of America at Hershey

By Richard Backus

The Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) is partnering with the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum, and they’re kicking off the new alliance with a special exhibit, Motorcycles: 1884-1973, at the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pa., starting Sunday, June 8.


Bonhams' Legend Auction Sets Records

by Richard Backus

The Bonhams' Legend auction on May 3rd totalled nearly $2-million, setting World Auction Records and capping a $6-million series of Bonhams' bike sales. One highlight was this 1975 Ducati 750SS which sold for $117,000. 


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Motorcycle Hall of Fame Announces 2008 Inductees

by Richard Backus

 The Motorcycle Hall of Fame, home to the stories and legends of American motorcycling heritage, is pleased to announce the selection of six individuals for induction.  The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2008 includes Vaughn Beals, Rod Coates, Scot Harden, Larry “Supermouth” Huffman, Terry Poovey and Rolf Tibblin. 


Records Tumble In Bonhams’ $4-MILLION-plus Motorcycle Sale

by Landon Hall

Bonhams celebrated its best ever motorcycle sale at the Classic MotorCycle Show in Stafford on April 27, 2008, achieving several world record prices in a storming sale that realized $4,188,081 (£2,112,099). This is the highest ever total for any UK motorcycle sale.


Legend of the Motorcycle to Feature Long Way Down Exhibit

by Landon Hall

Legend of the Motorcycle has announced a limited engagement photo exhibit of the epic motorcycle journey the Long Way Down, by actors and friends Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman.


Seeing Red: The Eye-Opening Art of Donna Deppi

by Landon Hall

 Visitors to the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum will have the opportunity to view classic bikes from a new perspective when the photography exhibit “Red Bikes” opens on July 24, 2008.



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