Classic 1945 Harley-Davidson 45″ Flathead

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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 […]

Laconia Rally News: Team American Iron To Race Classic Handshift Indian Motorcycle

Buzz Kanter, of Team American Iron, kickstarting his 1937 Indian Sport Scout racer.

If you are planning on attending the Laconia Rally in June you might consider swinging by the New Hampshire Motor Speedway to check out the classic motorcycle racing Saturday June 14 and Sunday June 15, 2014.

Pewter Run New England Classic Motorcycle Event

It’s with great pleasure we continue to celebrate the first fifty years of motorcycling in America, with the 2013 annual Pewter Run, on September 29th 2013. We will return to the Historic 1774 Nathaniel Rolfe House preserved by the Penacook Historical Museum at 11 Penacook St. Penacook, NH. This autumn we will welcome our brothers in vintage arms from the Kickstart Classic.

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

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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. […]

Del Mar Classic Motorcycle Concours Returns

The wonderful Del Mar Concours near San Diego, CA is returning after a 7 year break. The new tag for this classy show for classic and vintage motorcycles is Celebration Of The Motorcycle. The event, on October 15, 2011, will benefit the Susan G Korman and other local San Diego charities.

Too Old To Race Antique Harley Motorcycle?

So, I ask you how old is too old to race in a vintage motorcycle event? A few weeks ago I was looking at my plans and realized I would be able to attend the annual Mountainfest event held in Morgantown, WV the end of July. I have been invited a number of times and have heard it is an outstanding event with something pretty much for everyone into motorcycles – new and old.

Mountainfest Motorcycle Event in Morgantown, WV

The Mountainfest motorcycle rally will be held in Morgantown, WV the last weekend of July. Lots going on there including custom and classic motorcycle shows, live concerts and other various motorcycle-friendly shows and events.

The 2011 Motorcycle Kickstart Classic

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Join American Iron Magazine and our colleagues at RoadBike for the inaugural Kickstart Classic, a two-day, 293-mile tour from the Wheels Through Time motorcycle museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina to the Barber Vintage Festival at the Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Alabama. Sound simple enough? Well, here’s the kicker: all the lead motorcycles must have […]

First Erik Buell Motorcycle Racer – RR1000R Classic

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Ever wonder what kind of motorcycle Erik Buell built in the very beginning? Well, as a Harley factory suspension and chassis engineer AND ex-roadracer, Erik first built a roadracer powered by a dual carb XR1000 Sportster engine. Here, thanks to our friends at Bike EXIF, is a brief write up and some cool photos of one of Erik’s first Harley-powered motorcycles – the Buell RR1000R.

Buzz’s Freezing Classic Motorcycle Ride Video

After not riding or even starting a motorcycle in over a month I finally got my driveway free of ice and snow and pushed my 1931 Indian 101 Scout motorcycle out of the garage into the 18 degree temperature Sunday morning. My pal Charlie was due at my house on one of his motorcycles for us to do a freezing Sunday morning breakfast ride.