American Iron Magazine’s 2015 Motorcycle Kickstart Classic Rides

The Motorcycle Kickstart Classic is a fun riding event and is open to riders of all makes, models and years of motorcycles. All riders with newer motorcycles (electric start only) have to ride at the back to pick up any parts that fall off the older bikes up front. The goal is to have fun and share our machines, experiences and skills with other fellow classic motorcycle enthusiasts.

Motorcycle Cannonball 2014, Part I – Preview

By Buzz Kanter, photos by Michael Lichter, Jim Dohms, and Buzz Kanter Part I: 3,938 Miles of Blood, Sweat & Gears The ride is almost 4,000 miles from Daytona Beach, Florida, to Tacoma, Washington. If the bikes — all 1936 and older machines —have mechanical issues, other riders could help without losing points, but team mechanics […]

Looking For Classic Motorcycle Cut-Downs, Bobbers & Choppers

The National Motorcycle Museum is looking for original or restored 1920s-1970s custom motorcycles and related memorabilia; do you know where machines built ‘in the day’ can be found?

Classic 1945 Harley-Davidson 45″ Flathead

1945 Harley-Davidson 45″ Flathead By Jim Babchak, photos by Don Kates   Harley-Davidson’s 45″ flatheads are one of the great mainstays of any antique motorcycle gathering, on any given weekend, in any part of our great country. That’s because these indestructible, rugged, and reliable motorcycles were made in great numbers, were easy to maintain, ran […]

1909 Vintage Harley Police Motorcycle, The earliest police model in existence

At the dawn of the last century, Harley-Davidson recognized that its rugged and reliable motorcycles were perfectly positioned to service law enforcement. Back then, good mobility was vital, and a single-cylinder Harley-Davidson provided that at a time when our country was just beginning to make the transition from the horse and carriage to motorized transportation. […]

Vintage 1948 Harley-Davidson Panhead

Nothing captures the heart of a motorcycle enthusiast more than a crusty old Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Period. They are things of beauty that conjure dreams of the adventure and romance of earlier times when cycling was in its infancy, and they absolutely captivate us with their honesty and integrity. Motorcycles of all types, in original condition, […]