Motorcycles have figured prominently in just about every aspect of 20th-century life. Classic and vintage motorcycles have become highly collectible, especially among baby boomers.

The first motorcycles were produced in the late 19th century, on both sides of the Atlantic. Some of the earliest efforts were simply small motors attached to a bicycle. In the 20th century, hundreds of makers produced motorcycles of all varieties, including Indian, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Crocker, BMW, Triumph, Honda and more.

Two American companies, Indian and Harley-Davidson, dominated the market in the U.S. until the waves of British and Japanese imports in the 1950s and 1960s respectively. While Indian ultimately failed, Harley-Davidson made a comeback in the 1980s, and its vintage 'hogs' are now a favorite of riders and collectors.

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30 top eats in Central Indiana for motorcyclists
Indianapolis Star, May 27th

Just in time for the May 30 Rockers Reunion, a vintage motorcycle show, bike run and after-party, Central Indiana bikers recommend top stops for a meal. Rockers Reunion starts at 10 a.m. at Speed City Cycle, 3464 W. 16th St., continues with a 1 p.m...Read more

AMA: Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge Returns for 2015
Cycleworld, May 26th

For 2015, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame museum. AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a fundraiser for the facility, which houses the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and other thematic exhibits ...Read more

Riding Into History set to kickstart annual classic motorcycle show at World ...
Florida Times-Union, May 21st

This is the last poster art done for the annual Riding Into History Motorcycle Concours by West Palm Beach artist Don Bradley before his March 31 death. Bradley had done the concours poster art for 12 years...Read more

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days To Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of AMA ..., May 21st

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- On July 10-12 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days -- the country's grandest rally of old motorcycles and the people who love them -- will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the American ...Read more

Vintage motorcycle show and swap held for 35th year
Corvallis Gazette Times, May 17th

David Stein of Philomath shows off his 1935 Morgan Super Sport at the Vintage Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet at the Benton County Fairgrounds on Sunday afternoon. 2015-05-17T17:00:00Z 2015-05-17T23:10:08Z Vintage motorcycle show and swap held ...Read more

Ozark Vintage Motorcycle Rally, May 15th

HIGHFILL (KFSM) – The Ozark Vintage Motorcycle Rally in Highfill is expected to see ove 200 bikers. The event will take place at Heritage Indian Motorcycle of Northwest Arkansas Friday (May 15) throughout the weekend. There will be live music by...Read more

Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Show at Stafford a roaring success
StaffsLive, April 28th

Stafford County Showground played host to thousands of classic bike enthusiasts at the 35th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Show. Fans from across the globe flocked to the showground for the biggest running classic motorcycle show in the world...Read more

The 35th International Classic Motorcycle Show, still as popular as ever!
The Stone & Eccleshall Gazette, April 28th

The County Showground was well attended throughout the weekend, with motorcycle fans and families from across the country and even a few overseas visitors too. I got chatting to a couple who had made the trip all the way from Germany, and they assured ...Read more