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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Film to be shot Saturday in Las Cruces
Las Cruces Sun-News, October 9th

impact on motorcycle culture today. Filmmakers will interview vintage motorcycle club members, Café Racer builders and modern rocker culture enthusiasts. The film will culminate with the Duke City Rockers annual Rockers Vs. Mods Rally in Albuquerque...Read more

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Forbes, October 8th

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yovenice, October 7th

Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club hosted its 8th Annual Rally and Ms. Venice Vintage Pin Up Contest on Sept. 19. Photo courtesy Attendees enjoyed vintage bikes, live music, a beer garden, BBQ, pinup contest, charity raffle, and ...Read more

Making vintage motorcycle style easy
Clutch and Chrome, October 2nd

Though some may say nostalgia is a thing of the past, the latest motorcycle trends are looking back to some classic riding times and vintage styles. Not only are motorcycle manufacturers taking notice, but so are bike builders and customizers. A great...Read more

REV'IT! Joins Barber Vintage Motorcycle Festival as Exclusive Apparel Sponsor
PR Newswire (press release), September 30th

NEW YORK and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- REV'IT!, one of the world's leading brands of motorcycle gear, has signed on as the exclusive apparel sponsor of the 11th annual Barber Vintage Festival. The event, which features road ...Read more

Vintage Motorcycle Museum – Chehalis, Museum
SFGate (blog), September 28th

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Borders Classic Motorcycle Show in Cleobury Mortimer
Ludlow Advertiser, September 19th

Borders Classic Motorcycle Show in Cleobury Mortimer. The Borders Classic Bike Show held at Cleobury Mortimer. Event organiser Jim Reynolds with a vintage Isle of Man TT trophy and 1934 motorcycle. (38603227). The Borders Classic Bike Show held at ...Read more

Loaves and Fishes gets funding boost from NZ Classic Motorcycle Museum
The Nelson Mail, September 16th

NZ Classic Motorcycles has donated $5000 to Loaves & Fishes, the Nelson soup kitchen. Loaves and Fishes co-ordinator Alison Mountfort, left, NZ Classic Motorcycles marketing and promotions manager Ingrid Penfold and operations manager John Shand ...Read more