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TAG : Somer Hooker

Amelia Island Concours 2020: Complicated Class Provides Simple Pleasure

Dillard family’s 125 Ducati triple cam, class winner at Amelia.In hindsight, this year’s March 8 Amelia Island Concours was held in the shadow of the forthcoming COVID-19 pandemic. Officials were taking precautions by offering hand cleaner stations at entrances. One week later, they would ...

Motorcycles at Monterey 2019

This huge Vincent poster greeted participants at the McCall Motorworks Revival.Monterey Car Week has grown to a 10-day celebration of vintage machinery of all flavors. Naturally we find two-wheeled exotica interspersed with all of the glamorous four-wheel machinery. The auction companies also ...

“Queens of the Road” Rule the Motorcycle Class at Amelia Island 2019

John Landstrom’s 1932 Henderson KJ was best in the motorcycle class.This was the 24th Amelia Island Concours, where there has always been a spot for motorcycles. Often, Amelia’s classes have themes, such as “Nitro Burners” (drag cars) or “Cars of the Rock Stars” where celebrity ...

Motos at Rétromobile 2019

One of the featured marques was Gnome et Rhône. A similar example like this was ridden from Paris to Moscow.More than 132,000 people attended the 44th year of Rétromobile at the Paris Expo Port de Versailles convention center during the first week of February. Numerous automobile, motorcycle ...

Monterey Motorweek 2018

This 1915 Harley-Davidson board tracker sold for $99,000 at Mecum’s Monterey auction.Once a year in mid-August, the adjoining coastal towns of Monterey and Carmel, California, become ground zero for gearheads. Most people refer to it as Pebble Beach or the Pebble Beach Concours, which is a ...

The King of Cool’s Vincent Comet

Briefly owned by legendary film star and motorcycle enthusiast Steve McQueen, this 1953 Vincent Series C Comet will be offered at Bonhams’ Oct. 6, 2018, auction at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. All photos by Somer Hooker.One day back in the 1970s, I was talking with the late Gene ...

Italian Superbikes Shine in the Sun: The 23rd Amelia Island Concours

The Venable family’s 1974 “Green Frame” Ducati 750SS won an Amelia award.Since its inception, the Amelia Island Concours has reserved a spot for motorcycles. This year the featured class was ’70s Italian Superbikes. Motorcycling was exploding in popularity in the U.S. in the ’70s, ...

Sons of Speed 2017

Sons of Speed organizer Billy Lane on the track at New Smyrna Speedway.Nostalgia racing is in. Look at such events as The Race of Gentlemen (TROG), AHRMA road racing, and the March 18, 2017, Sons of Speed, an event that hearkens back to the glory days of board track racing. Billy Lane of ...

Scooters Go Over Big at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2017

Vintage scooters were the featured class at the 2017 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.Scooters were a featured class at The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance held March 11, 2017. Although scooters are often considered to be on the bottom rung of the motorcycle ladder, many riders started ...

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