Appeal of a Birthday Bike

Shifting Gears An ad for a 1955 Harley Panhead For Sale A birthday bike will transport you to amazing places. What, you might ask, is a birthday bike, and what about it attracts us old timers? A birthday bike? Yep, that’s a motorcycle from the year you were born. In my case that goes way […]

Crystal Ball

Ride to Work A glimpse into what many of us will be using on a daily basis in the near future Attending a trade show is like having a crystal ball. I am hooked on trade shows. Just name it, and I’ll try to get media credentials for it. I get to network with colleagues, […]

Sons of Speed From A Racer’s View

Most journalists hang around the pits or track looking for a good story, I wanted to experience racing Sons of Speed for myself.

The Loss Of Victory

RIDE TO WORK It didn’t make financial sense to keep competing against itself Yes, that headline is meant to be an oxymoron. As of this writing, the announcement that Polaris Industries is winding down the Victory motorcycle brand is just a few days old, and the internet is ablaze with angry owners and armchair CEOs. […]

Black Leather, Loud Pipes, And Trouble?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Our job is to educate and entertain our readers Hollywood movie makers, a handful of video game programmers, and even some of the media seem to think that all motorcycle riders plow through towns with blaring exhaust notes, stirring up problems, and leaving behind a mess. Does that sum […]

Everybody Has One

RIDE TO WORK There was a difference of opinion of epic proportions There’s a funny cliché: I hope my widow doesn’t sell my bikes for what I told her I paid for them. And, of course, there are variations on that theme: cars, tools, snowmobiles, rare beer can collections—just fill in the blank. Last weekend […]

New Faces at American Iron?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Our job is to educate and entertain our readers The life cycles of a magazine must be active and evolving to survive in today’s harsh print environment. We have a new opportunity every four weeks to present this publication in fresh and interesting ways. And as the final decision […]

Forced Integration

RIDE TO WORK This is where you learn that FedEx is your friend In this issue I’d like to tell you about an important lesson I’ve learned recently. Actually, I learned the lesson long ago, but somehow I keep forgetting it, and life has to give me a refresher course from time to time. Even […]

What’s In The Works For 2017?

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, Publisher Let’s start the new year by thanking our great readers and advertisers This first issue of the year is a good time to look forward with anticipation. It’s also a good one to take stock and review our past. I founded TAM Communications in a spare bedroom over my […]

‘Tis the Season

RIDE TO WORK, By Steve Lita, Editor “…thinking about what will be here before we know it: winter’s icy grip” A few weekends ago was the first weekend I didn’t have to keep the air conditioning on in the house. But, unfortunately, the pendulum seems to have swung pretty fast, as it was only 45 degrees […]