Steven Posson's 'The Flying Mile' Celebrates the Bronze Age of Speed

By Todd Rafferty

Sculptor Steven Posson pays tribute to Albert “Shrimp” Burns in an investment-cast bronze statue called The Flying Mile. 

The Vintage Motorcycles 'Collector Gene'

by Richard Backus

The Collector Gene drives certain collectors to accumulate many vintage motorcycles.

MidAmerica Rocks Vegas Motorcycle Auction 2013

Press Release

The wheels are in motion and the music is cued up for MidAmerica Auctions’ 22nd Annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction and Races on Jan. 10-12, 2013, at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Steve McQueen's Husqvarna to Headline Bonhams' Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction

Press Release

Bonhams, the premiere auction house most closely associated with all things Steve McQueen, will be offering the Hollywood icon’s very own ‘Husky’ at its 3rd annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction in January.


1965 Sanglas Motorcycle

By the Motorcycle Classics staff

A Spanish-made 1965 Sanglas on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.

AMA Hall of Fame Finally Responds to Nobby Clark Fiasco

by Richard Backus

After days of being pummeled over its handling of the nomination and subsequent de-nomination of Nobby Clark from induction into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, officials with the AMA and Hall of Fame have finally issued a lengthy explanation of their actions. Whether this quells pent up frustration with the organization is anybody’s guess, but at least they finally put a foot forward to quiet what rapidly became one of most embarrassing chapters in the organization’s history. The AMA’s response appears below. A PDF of the release is available at the AMA site by clicking here. – Richard Backus

Hall of Fame Debacle with Nobby Clark Nomination Continues

by Richard Backus

The mess created by the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame over its nomination and subsequent about-face concerning the induction of Nobby Clark in the Hall of Fame keeps growing. Noted motojournalist and Hall of Famer Dave Despain has returned his HoF medal in protest, as has Hall of Famer legend Dick Mann. Hall of Fame committee member Charles Falco sent us the following email expressing his concern over the affair and his interpretation of matters. Charles Falco’s email follows:

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Needs to Explain Decision to Remove Nobby Clark

by Richard Backus

More than a few people have been watching the unfolding drama as the American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame announced the impending induction into the Hall of Fame of Derek “Nobby” Clark, race mechanic to stars like Mike Hailwood, Jim Redman and Giacomo Agostini, then inexplicably reversed course weeks later, announcing Clark’s removal from consideration. Among the strong voices demanding an explanation are former AMA president Ed Youngblood and Hall of Fame committee member Charles Falco.

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