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Santa and the bike shop

by Richard Backus

This clever bit just came to us from vintage bike collector and friend of the magazine Burt Richmond. Burt's note read : "Just a tad bit late or really, really early for Dec. 24, 2012!" It's too good not to share. Enjoy, and best wishes to everyone during the holiday season!


The Craigslist Chronicles: Buying a classic bike online

by John Luck

Looking for a vintage bike on Craigslist? Craigslist motorcycle ads are a free-for-all rodeo. No longer do you have to consider whether or not that junker bike that’s quietly rusting back into the loam is worth the effort and time of placing a $25 advertisement in a newspaper. With free listings, and the investment of a few minutes at the computer, you can easily add your non-running scrap yard candidate to the immense loop current of junk that’s being peddled on the Internet.


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.


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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.



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