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  • Motorcycle Monday: Rupp Roadster

    Nov 4, 13 • Vintage MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Rupp Roadster

    I was wandering around the Thompson Speedway swap meet yesterday morning, stuffing my face with egg, cheese and sausage sandwiches. There wasn’t a whole lot of good car stuff, but as is the case with a New England swap, you’ve got  a lot of snowblowers and minibikes for sale. It got me thinking about the ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Hey, Where’s Lotus Motorcycles?

    Oct 28, 13 • Vintage Motorcycles1 Comment
    Motorcycle Monday: Hey, Where’s Lotus Motorcycles?

    A few months back, I wrote a piece for BoldRide about Lotus Motorcycles. I suggested (A) that it was a bad idea, and (B) that it was probably vaporware, anyway. I got a handful of scathing responses. I got a good one from some guy on the Twittah that said “Dude, your write up on ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Oilers Race of Gentlemen

    Oct 7, 13 • Motorcycles, Vintage Cars, Vintage MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Oilers Race of Gentlemen

    This is a little different for a Motorcycle Monday post, but it’s just about the coolest event I’ve ever heard of. This past weekend, the Oilers Car Club ran an amazing event called the Race of Gentlemen in Wildwood, New Jersey, featuring 1/8-mile vintage car and motorcycle racing on the beach. It’s a scene, man. ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: BMW R80G/S

    Sep 16, 13 • Vintage Motorcycles1 Comment
    Motorcycle Monday: BMW R80G/S

    If you spend even the slightest fraction of your life paying attention to motorcycles, then you probably know of the BMW GS. They’re everywhere and have spread like herpes in a whorehouse in the past two decades. According to a Motorcycle News report, the 500,000th BMW GS rolled out of the factory in May of ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Vintage Honda Television Spot

    Aug 12, 13 • Featured, Motorcycles, Vintage MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Vintage Honda Television Spot

    I just finished watching the second season of Jerry Seinfeld’s awesome Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The premise of the web series is that Jerry picks up one of his comedian pals in a vintage car that fits their personality and he takes them out for — you guessed it — coffee. Acura sponsors it, ...

  • Motorcycle History: Please Learn Some

    Motorcycle History: Please Learn Some

    I keep a fairly close eye on all the more popular internet motorcycle publications out there, so I can stay abreast of anything newsworthy or late-breaking.  I am asking this with all due respect: Please stop writing about truly historic motorcycles unless you’re willing to call out bullshit when you see it...

  • Weird Influences: The Movie and TV Cars that Inspired Me

    Weird Influences: The Movie and TV Cars that Inspired Me

    I was like every other kid in the 1970s, in that I was in love with the Bandit’s Trans Am, the Duke boys’ Charger, the Monkees’ Dean Jeffries-modified Monkeemobile, Thomas Magnum’s 308 and Frank Bullitt’s Mustang. But if there was ever a hipster car fan, it was me, and since I consumed more television and ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: KTM Duke II

    Motorcycle Monday: KTM Duke II

    KTM’s 640 LC4 engine is one of my favorites of all time. Although it vibrates like a paint shaker on meth and can be prone to some tedious maintenance, it’s a compact and diverse little power plant. The versatile Austrian single found its way into a variety of KTMs including the company’s enduros, supermotos, and ...

  • Two-Wheel Tuesday: Japanese Motorcycle Barn Find

    Jul 16, 13 • Featured, Vintage Motorcycles1 Comment
    Two-Wheel Tuesday: Japanese Motorcycle Barn Find

    Not that I want to turn this into a motorcycle blog, but my pal Jay Holdash forwarded this Craigslist posting from Portland, Oregon, detailing a collection of Japanese motorcycles up for sale for $60,...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Honda Hawk GT

    Jul 15, 13 • Featured, Vintage MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Honda Hawk GT

    I like plain bikes, and I cannot lie. The Honda NT650, more popularly known as the Hawk GT, is one of those bikes. Imported to the US from 1988 to 1991, the Hawk GT shared the clean styling of the Honda CB-1 but offered an extra 248 ccs of v-twin beef. And, just like the ...