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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AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Scheduled July 8-10, 2016, At Mid-Ohio, December 1st

All proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The mission of the Hall of Fame, located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio, is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling's legends and heroes...Read more

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2016 set for July 6-8
Dealer News, November 30th

PICKERINGTON, Ohio – Rev up your café racers, hop on your scooters and circle July 8-10 on next year's calendar as the dates for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. "A new generation is realizing how much fun ...Read more

Mid-Ohio releases 2016 spectator schedule
Mansfield News Journal, November 30th

LEXINGTON - Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course released its 2016 spectator schedule Monday. The season starts June 24 to 26 with the Vintage Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio followed by the AMA Vintage Motorcycle days July 8 to 10. The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio ...Read more

Black Sunday Vintage Motorcycle Swap Is Like Black Friday's Cool Older Brother
Miami New Times, November 26th

Nicky Bowe got his first motorcycle at the age of 14 in Waterford, Ireland. “It was completely illegal,” he recalls in his Irish brogue, “but I still had one.” Racing bikes was popular where he grew up. Specifically, it was the Waterford Freewheelers...Read more

Weekend Guide: Beading at Haskell; TJ5K and Family Fun Run; Vintage Motorcycle ...
Lawrence Journal World, November 19th

On the roster this weekend: beading workshops, a charity run, a car show and, for those experiencing the pre-Thanksgiving jitters, plenty of comic relief with a holiday bent. Beading presentations and workshops. Various times Friday and Saturday...Read more

Big Budah checks out a vintage motorcycle exhibit, November 5th

SPRINGVILLE, Utah - Rare, vintage motorcycles are on display at a new facility in Utah County. Owner Rick Salisbury says he opened Legends Vintage Motorcycles at 1715 W. 500 South, Springville to feature his collection of bikes and artwork that he's...Read more

Photos: Fun Had By All At Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club Rally
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

Vintage Motorcycle Festival showcases classic bikes paired with classic tales, August 22nd

gorgeous 1964 Ducati to show off at a vintage motorcycle festival Saturday, but it wasn't his bike that stoked jealousy among the people who dropped by to meet him. What made them envious was the story of how Secrist came to own the classic motorcycle...Read more