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TAG : September/October 2016

Upcoming Vintage Motorcycle Events: September/October 2016

Reader Dave Swigler took home our Editors' Choice trophy at the 2015 Motorcycle Classics show at the Barber Vintage Festival. Join us this year Oct. 7-9. Photo by the Motorcycle Classics staffFeatured eventsSept. 2This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Bonneville Vintage GP at the Utah ...

The Accidental Buyer of a 1973 BMW R75/5

I recently bought another bike, a sweet, unmolested, high-mileage and somewhat dog-eared 1973 BMW R75/5, and it occurred to me that unlike many people, I’ve rarely bought a motorcycle with a predicated plan of action or even a notion of exactly what I wanted to buy. Regular readers — read, ...

Finding Cannon Ball’s Trail: Reconstructing the Motorcycle Cannonball Run

 Chances are you’ve heard of cross-country endurance rider Erwin G. “Cannon Ball” Baker or you’re at least familiar with his famous “Cannon Ball” nickname, a moniker bestowed upon him by a New York City newspaper reporter after Baker successfully completed his epic 1914 ...

Adjusting 1977 Suzuki GS750 Valves

 Suzuki’s 1977-1983 2-valve 4-cylinder GS series engine was one of the best. Whether in 550cc, 650cc, 750cc, 850cc or 1,000cc guise, these air-cooled twin-cam fours were praised when new, and over the years they’ve proven themselves to be remarkably robust, able to withstand gross ...

Motorcycle Classics at the 12th Annual Barber Vintage Festival

 Norton was our Featured Marque at last year’s Barber Vintage Festival; this year it’s Ducati.Photo by the Motorcycle Classics staffThe almost-finished 86,000-square-foot addition will house the Barber museum’s restoration shop, library and more motorcycles. Photo courtesy the Barber ...

The Race of Gentlemen: Beach Racing in California

Inspired by hot rodders of yore, The Race of Gentlemen (TROG) was born in 2012 when hot rod enthusiasts Mel Stultz and Bobby Green stumbled across Robert Genat’s The Birth of Hot Rodding: The Story of the Dry Lakes Era, which contains photos from the Oilers hot rod club, formed in Carlsbad, ...

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