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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Behind the Brew: Call to Arms Brewing Company
5280 | The Denver Magazine, October 5th

Formerly a vintage motorcycle museum, the building already touts brick walls and barrel ceilings—a style that's more than complementary to a brewery setting. These elements make Call to Arms feel like a fresh departure from the typical taprooms in the...Read more

Flossie Jean: Bibs and burp cloths made by hand in Rowan
Salisbury Post, October 3rd

She found vintage motorcycle fabric for a baby whose dad was a motorcycle enthusiast. “That was fun,” she says. If you'd like an item monogrammed, no problem, Angela says. She works with Bizzy B's for that finishing touch. Locally, her designs are...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

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Tails RV Resort in Chehalis, Washington. I've been here several times in the past. My planned departure date is October 7th. I'm expecting to arrive at Mary's home in central California, October 15th and depart ...Read more

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

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