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Vintage – pre 60s

1949 Vincent Black Lightning Test | Throwback Thursday
4 months ago

1949 Vincent Black Lightning Test | Throwback Thursday

More than 70 years ago the Vincent Black Shadow delivered the most performance from a street legal series production vehicle that money could buy – on two wheels, or four. …
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Throwback Thursday: Record Breaking Brough Superior Baby Pendine 750
10 months ago

Throwback Thursday: Record Breaking Brough Superior Baby Pendine 750

Brough Superior, founded in 1919, was the so-called Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles, the manufacturer of the world’s fastest, most desirable and exclusive motorcycles in the pre-WW2 era. Just days after the …
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Tech Talk: Record Breaking Brough Superior 750 Baby Pendine
10 months ago

Tech Talk: Record Breaking Brough Superior 750 Baby Pendine

Brough Superior are known for their pre-WW2 record breaking bikes. Back in 2013, I took a very special Brough Superior to the Bonneville Salt Flats in search of a record. …
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Throwback Thursday: Record Breaking Vintage, Vincent Black Shadow
2 years ago

Throwback Thursday: Record Breaking Vintage, Vincent Black Shadow

The history of Vincent Motorcycles is a rocky affair, with spectacular highs, matched only by the unfortunate low that saw production end. With less than 1700 Black Shadows ever made, …
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Custom Classic: Hot Shoe Indian Flat Track Racer
3 years ago

Custom Classic: Hot Shoe Indian Flat Track Racer

I first set eyes on the Hot Shoe Indian at the Broadford Bike Bonanza several years ago. It’s hard to miss such a ride, it even looks fast standing still …
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Classic Custom: Class C Racer “Captain America”
3 years ago

Classic Custom: Class C Racer “Captain America”

The classic road racing scene in Australia has been around for decades. It has seen the highs and lows of support and competition over the years because like any motorsport, …
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Throwback Thursday: Twindian, homemade V4
4 years ago

Throwback Thursday: Twindian, homemade V4

In 1923, with no guides on how it needed to be put together or even a benchmark to aim for, skilled machinist Bill Arnold set out on a blind build …
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