CZ?

It seems to be that our younger motorcycle buffs are, these days, hard-pressed to name any motorcycle other than the Japanese “big four”…and perhaps several others. KTM, Ducati, Husky…(now, it’s getting harder)…let’s see, “oh, yeah, Harley!” “And…I heard my great-grandpa had an Indian. Uh…does Vespa count?” (Getting really hard, now.)  “Umm….wait—Triumph! Yeah!!” And, that’s probably […]

2018 Potomac Vintage Riders York Swap Meet – Full Gallery

2018 Potomac Vintage Swap Meet

As we’ve mentioned before within these sacred halls of our literary web forum, it is truly a privilege to be located here in the great northeastern part of the USA – especially if you are an active vintage bike aficionado.  The amount of swap meets, events, and in general motor shows gives us seasoned motor-heads […]

The Shop Owner: Gig Hamilton

An examination of the unique business model of retail sales, as the “motorcycle boom” of the late sixties and early seventies reached the United States. This was a time when hardware stores, used car dealerships, individual racers – and, nearly anyone with a few hundred dollars and some extra space – could become a dealer. […]

A Belated Defense of the “Trail Bike”…and the Search for the Perfect Trail

The term “trail bike” isn’t used much, these days. With the proliferation of highly-advanced dual-purpose (on- and off-road) motorcycles that really can do it all (mostly), both the design and the name of the original small displacement do-everything bikes have largely disappeared. But, these motorcycles still have their fans. Let’s take a look at the […]

Change Is Good: Personalization, Modification and Performance Upgrades Part 3

The Vintage Motor Company is proud to release part 3 of 3 of our series on motorcycle personalization and modifications.  New readers are encouraged to read part 1 of the series located here. Part 2 is located here. Having discussed general aspects of motorcycle modification, we’ll regroup and return to the specific aspects of the […]

Change is Good: Personalization, Modification, and Performance Upgrades Part 2

  Part 2: More Stuff about Why Do We Do It featured image: Justyn Norek Intro: A bit of theoretical meandering The Vintage Motor Company is proud to release part 2 of 3 of our series on motorcycle personalization and modifications.  New readers are encouraged to read part 1 of the series located here. Changes […]

Vintage Motorcycle Days, 2017

  Another adventure in old motorcycle dreams and possibilities, torrential storms, attempting to have no part of the porta-potty touch your body…and fun Another annual Vintage Motorcycle Days (VMD) has come and gone. This past 7, 8, 9 July weekend saw the usual pilgrimage of motorcycle enthusiasts to the Mid-Ohio race course, near Lexington, Ohio. […]

Change is Good: Motorcycle Personalization, Modification, and Performance Upgrades

maico motorcycle customization

Vintage Motor Company is pleased to present a three-part series on why Maico riders modified their bikes–and why owners of motor vehicles are still motivated by the same desires The pick-up truck bounced into an open dirt patch on the Pennsylvania hillside. It came to rest abruptly; a drawn-out scratch of the emergency brake finalized […]