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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Pod Rods: go karts, a Munster and a new VW GTI - digitally
Florida Times-Union, April 17th

For information on the concours' May 22 vintage motorcycle ride and evening dinner as well as the Saturday show, go to No entry fee for qualified motorcycles, and $10 spectator admission, proceeds to benefit K9s for Warriors...Read more

Carole Nash International Classic Motorcycle Show set for end of April
MotorbikeTimes, April 16th

The world's largest classic bike show, the Carole Nash International Classic Motorcycle Show, is back again for its 35th year from 25 to 26 April with plenty of new attractions. A whole load of old favourites are still planned for the weekend, with...Read more

The 35th Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show – April 25th & 26th
The Stone & Eccleshall Gazette, April 14th

Topping the bill is the debut of the new Restoration Theatre with TV personality Pete Thorne, a regular on ITV's The Motorbike Show with Henry Cole, set to deliver five daily sessions of essential, practical and down-to-earth advice with accompanying ...Read more

Classic motorcycle and scooter section added to this year's motor show
Gloucester Citizen, April 14th

Drivers of two-wheeled classics will have something to look forward to at the Gloucestershire Motor Show this summer. As well as Ferraris and Bentleys this year's show will also see dozens of Lambrettas and Vespas descend on Highnam Court with the ...Read more

Family Buys Back Vintage Motorcycle At Auction
KELOLAND TV, April 10th

An auction in Turner County had the look and feel of a retro Sturgis Rally. Up for bids was a rare 1904 Indian Camelback motorcycle that fetched a six-figure sale price.The vintage bike didn't have far to drive off the auction block. Motorcycling at...Read more

28th Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show presents First Annual Seal Beach ...
Orange County Breeze, April 10th

Whether you are a fan of 2 or 4 wheel vintage vehicles, the 28th Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show has something worth getting revved up about! Spearheaded by Tankfarm & Co. in Seal Beach, the First Annual Seal Beach Vintage Motorcycle show will ...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