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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Sons of Speed Vintage Motorcycle Race Debuts at 2016 Daytona Bike Week
autoevolution, July 26th

The 2016 Daytona Bike Week will see the debut of what promises to a most entertaining event, the Sons of Speed vintage bike race. The action will take place at the New Smyrna Speedway, on the half-mile banked track and will comprise as much as nine ...Read more

Riding in a sidecar through Shanghai's French Concession is bliss. Photo:, July 24th

Shanghai is one of the world's most thrilling cities, but it's even more thrilling when you're being driven around it in the sidecar of a 1950s-era Chang Jiang motorcycle. I've never been in a sidecar before and the prospect of roaring around this...Read more

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days: Old bikes need new blood
Mansfield News Journal, July 11th

LEXINGTON – Buck Carson is living proof that vintage bikes aren't only for old guys and gals. The 23-year-old from eastern Texas is at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend, challenging established aficionados during the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days...Read more

Vintage Motorcycle & South Jersey Wine Festival
Press of Atlantic City, July 11th

The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to restoring and competing on classic motorcycles. With about 4,000 members, AHRMA is the largest vintage racing group in North America and one of ...Read more

Vintage motorcycle enthusiasts gather at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Columbus Dispatch, July 10th

Today marks the start of the American Motorcyclist Association's Vintage Motorcycle Days — a three-day event featuring races, demos and educational seminars and everything motorcycles. What Dogan gazed upon — an increasingly muddy field as patrons ...Read more

Look for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Richland Source, July 9th

LEXINGTON, Ohio — Motorcycle enthusiasts will have to budget their time a little more wisely during this weekend's AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The American Motorcyclist Association has added some new attractions to its ...Read more

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days returning to Mid-Ohio
Mansfield News Journal, July 7th

LEXINGTON – The American Motorcycle Association Vintage Motorcyclist Days returns to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend, bringing the usual fare and flare longtime observers of the meet know and love. This year's event will celebrate the 25th ...Read more

The 3rd Annual AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Festival returns to, July 3rd

MILLVILLE, N.J. The American Historic Motorcycle Racing Association returns to NJMP July 10-12 for the 3rd Annual AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Festival presented by Flying Fish Brewing Company featuring The South Jersey Wine Festival presented by the ...Read more