A Brief History of the Sidecar

by Robert Smith

A history of the sidecar and, more importantly, how England’s transportation needs were met by the sidecar rig.

Goodbye Gary Nixon and Claudio Castiglioni

By Alan Cathcart

Remembering Gary Nixon, winner of more than 150 AMA Grand National finishes, who died at age 70 from a heart attack, and Claudio Castiglioni, owner and president of MV Agusta, who died after succumbing to cancer.

1914 Yale Twin Boardtrack Racer

by MC Staff

1914 Yale twin boardtrack racer on display at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.

Mystery Motorcycle in Vintage Photo

by MC Staff

Can you identify the vintage motorcycle in this photo?


Gary Nixon: 1941-2011

by Richard Backus

Gary Nixon, 1967 and 1968 AMA Grand National Champion, passed away on Friday, August 5, after suffering a heart attack. He was 70 years old. Over a decades-long career that started with his first professional race in 1958 at the age of 17, the seemingly indefatigable Nixon rode his way to the top. From flat track to road racing, Nixon did it all, and always excelled.

The Making of Magni Motorcycles

by Richard Backus

Ask your average motorcyclist about Magni motorcycles, and you’re likely to get a blank stare in response.

1909 Reading Standard

by MC Staff

Located in the hills of eastern Pennsylvania, Reading Standard built some of the most interesting American motorcycles between 1903 and 1922. This is the 1909 Reading Standard on display at the National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa, Iowa. 

1927 Brough Superior Pendine SS100

by Christian Williams

The 1927 Brough Superior Pendine SS100 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.

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