20 Interesting Photos Showing Daytona Bike Week in 1980

For a brief period of time before the over-commercialized vendor spectacle its now become, Daytona Bike Week included a wide variety of spectator activities that revolved around racing – any way, anytime, anywhere. The sand drags were tolerated by the community of Daytona Shores, while at the Cabbage Patch racing for pinks was a catContinue reading “20 Interesting Photos Showing Daytona Bike Week in 1980”

50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1930s Volume 9

The 1930s (pronounced “nineteen-thirties” and commonly abbreviated as “the 30s”) was a decade that began on January 1, 1930, and ended on December 31, 1939. The decade was defined by a global economic and political crisis that culminated in the Second World War. It saw the collapse of the international financial system, beginning with theContinue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1930s Volume 9”

27 Fascinating Scooter and Motorcycle Ads From the 1960s

Before ‘political correctness’ was ever invented, the motorcycle industry loved to target males (sorry ladies) using some good old fashioned ‘sex sells’ tactics. They’d usually do it with headlines filled with sexual innuendo and many, many beautifully seductive women. Women that stared you in the eye and said “Purchase this fine motorbike and you willContinue reading “27 Fascinating Scooter and Motorcycle Ads From the 1960s”

28 Interesting Photos of Lambretta Ads From the 1950s and 1960s

Lambretta (Italian pronunciation: [lam’bretta]) is the brand name of mainly motor scooters, initially manufactured in Milan, Italy, by Innocenti. The name is derived from the word Lambrate, the suburb of Milan named after the river Lambro which flows through the area, and where the factory was located. Lambretta was the name of a mythical water-spriteContinue reading “28 Interesting Photos of Lambretta Ads From the 1950s and 1960s”

22 Amazing Vintage Photographs of Women Riding Motorcycles During the 1920s and 1930s

A motorcycle, often called a motorbike, bike, cycle, or (if three-wheeled) trike, is a two- or three-wheeled motor vehicle. Motorcycle design varies greatly to suit a range of different purposes: long-distance travel, commuting, cruising, sport (including racing), and off-road riding. Motorcycling is riding a motorcycle and being involved in other related social activity such asContinue reading “22 Amazing Vintage Photographs of Women Riding Motorcycles During the 1920s and 1930s”

33 Amazing Photographs Capturing Daily Life of the Hells Angels Biker Gang in California in the 1960s

America loves its outlaws, but few of us actually dare to live the lifestyle. In 1965, the Hells Angels were little known outside the American West. LIFE photographer Bill Ray spent several weeks in Southern California, photographing and traveling with the San Bernardino chapter of a gang that would soon become notorious for its hedonistic,Continue reading “33 Amazing Photographs Capturing Daily Life of the Hells Angels Biker Gang in California in the 1960s”

26 Amazing Vintage Photos of Early Harley-Davidson Dealerships

Harley-Davidson, Inc., H-D, or Harley, is an American motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Along with Indian, it was one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression. The company has survived numerous ownership arrangements, subsidiary arrangements, periods of poor economic health and product quality, and intense global competition toContinue reading “26 Amazing Vintage Photos of Early Harley-Davidson Dealerships”

50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1940s Volume 6