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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Family remembers Brenna Martinez, 25-year-old motorcycle crash victim, March 29th

Brenna recently won a contest to design the t-shirts and posters for the Vintage Motorcycle Show in Palisade this June. Her parents say she loved to help and was excited for the show. The Great Harvest Bread Company, where Brenna worked for 8 years...Read more

Antiques for everyone at Stevensville shop
The Missoulian, March 29th

Themes include a vintage motorcycle room including accessories and clothing, as well as special areas displaying tools, hunting, fishing, kitchen, western and mid-century modern pieces. Our vendors have broad interests, which makes it easy for them to ...Read more

A&C - How tuned in are you to 'American Pickers' TV show?
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, March 28th

#The use of reclaimed building materials and lighting worked well with the display of vintage motorcycle, bicycle and automotive pieces. Mike clearly loves those items and it shows in the coherent displays. #There were plenty of T-shirts and related...Read more

CUSTOM & STYLE: Las Vegas Blowout The EJ Cole motorcycle collection ...
Cycleworld, March 24th

The big Las Vegas vintage motorcycle auctions make a splash every January, a 27-year tradition of sticking a thermometer in the old-bike market to see what's cookin'. Prices this year were tepid, with few big sales, but it seems the deep-pockets were...Read more

Idaho vintage motorcycle club shows off rare bikes
KIVI-TV, March 22nd

Motorcycles packed the showroom floor at the O'Connor Field house in Caldwell. The 39th annual vintage motorcycle show drew bike enthusiasts from all over to show off their stuff. What was once a show of just a few guys in a park showing off vintage...Read more

BSA Vintage Motorcycle event set for Wrenbury
Nantwich News, March 22nd

More than 30 vintage motorcycles are likely to attend the annual event the Cotton Arms, near Nantwich, May 8-10. Organiser Dominic Johnston said: “We expect over 30 vintage motorcycles to be there and plan to hold a small autojumble. “The weekend also ...Read more

Haywards plays to classic motorcycle strengths
Cambridge News, March 21st

The classic and custom made motorcycle market is thriving this spring, according to Haywards, the Girton-based independent motorcycle retailer. "There's a huge trend towards going to the classics and for the custom scene," says general manager Andrew ...Read more

2015 ACM Vintage Motorcycle Show Date Announced
Cycleworld, March 11th

Vintage motorcycles will roar back onto the Haub Family Field for the fourth annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival: The MEET at America's Car Museum on August 22. The Vintage Motorcycle Festival is one of five annual ACM signature events and features ...Read more