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Pat Owens Remembered

Pat Owens and Triumph T120

Alan Paulsen
January 5, 2012

Motorcycling’s trailblazers are mourning the passing of Triumph aficionado extraordinaire, Pat Owens, whose exploits accumulating 500,000 miles on a 1970 Triumph T120 RT have been chronicled in Rider magazine and elsewhere. Pat, former Western Service Manager for Triumph, acquired the bike while tuning... Read more »

Winter Musings

Jim Hale
January 4, 2012

As old man winter sweeps through the south the weather changes aren’t nearly as drastic as those in the northern parts of our country. No snow banks line the roads down here below the Mason-Dixon Line; no bitter winds rattle the windows or cause those out on the streets to bundle up like artic explorers.... Read more »

Retrospective: Honda CL72 Scrambler 250: 1962 – 1965

Honda CL72 Scrambler 250

Clement Salvadori
November 11, 2011

photography by Steve Ready [This Retrospective: Honda CL72 Scrambler 250: 1962 – 1965 was originally published in the December 2011 issue of Rider magazine] In the early ’60s big changes were coming to the motorcycle world. The British industry did not understand that it was on death row, Harley... Read more »

Retrospective: Matchless G15/45 750cc (AMC): 1962-1963

Year/model: 1963 Matchless G15/45. Owner: Paul Allen, San Luis Obispo, California.

Clement Salvadori
November 10, 2011

[This Retrospective: Matchless G15/45 750cc (AMC): 1962-1963 was originally published in the November 2011 issue of Rider magazine] The old American adage goes, “There is no substitute for cubic inches.” And in the early ’60s there was definitely a battle for the biggest among the British exporters... Read more »

Retrospective: Yamaha YM2C Big Bear 305 Scrambler: 1967

Yamaha YM2C Big Bear 305 Scrambler

Clement Salvadori
November 9, 2011

In the early ’60s the Big Bear race was a pretty serious event, running across California’s Mojave Desert and up to Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains. The idea that this beautiful, highly chromed street-scrambler had any possibility of winning against high-strung Euro-bikes like Maico,... Read more »

Retrospective: Meguro Junior S3 250: 1957 – 1958

Meguro Junior S3 250

Clement Salvadori
November 9, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori [This Retrospective: Meguro Junior S3 250: 1957 – 1958 was originally published in the September 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Pretty good-looking motorcycle, this OHV 250. Look down at the right-side engine case and you might expect to find the stacked... Read more »

Retrospective: BSA W1 Winged Wheel 35cc: 1953 – 1957

BSA W1 Winged Wheel 35cc

Clement Salvadori
November 8, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori [This Retrospective: BSA W1 Winged Wheel 35cc: 1953 – 1957 was originally published in the April 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Following the ravages of World War II, Britain was eager to get back on wheels—preferably motorized wheels. Motorcycles were... Read more »

Little Poland Vintage Bike Shop in a Vintage Brooklyn Neighborhood

Gnarly 1973 Triumph arrived at the Works Engineering shop after its “character” was enhanced by fuel-tank fire.

Paul Garson
May 5, 2011

story and photography by Paul Garson Carl Jung, the pioneering psychoanalyst, once wrote a small book titled Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle that describes a mystifying phenomenon in which you encounter a whole bunch of apparently random coincidences clumped together under one particular... Read more »

Legend of the Motorcycle 2007: Act II

Looking north toward the main display area on the Ritz-Carlton hotel’s golf course.

Clement Salvadori
April 28, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori Ever eat too many desserts? The waiter keeps rolling the dessert trolley by, and you can’t resist? Chocolate truffles. Créme Brule. Strawberry shortcake. Tiramisu. Peach cobbler. Key lime pie? That is rather the way it is at any good concours d’elegance—there... Read more »

The 2006 Legend of the Motorcycle: International Concours d’Elegance

2006 International Concours d’Elegance grounds

Clement Salvadori
April 14, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori [This International Concours d Elegance motorcycle travelogue October 2006 issue of Rider Magazine] Nothing like wandering along acres of ocean-front lawn, admiring scores of beautifully turned-out motorcycles parked on the well-mowed grass…. A dozen Crockers... Read more »

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