Like a moving, talking version of one of Grant’s Shop photo features, Etsy dispatched a videographer to create this short film on Adam Cramer and Philadelphia’s Liberty Vintage Motorcycles. Bikes as the last bastion of American manhood? Pretty much.
Hands down as emotively powerful as the epic Impossible Dream commercial for Honda by Weiden+Kennedy’s London office, Royal Enfield’s Indian-produced Handcrafted in Chennai is a visual masterpiece of storytelling in slow motion. Seriously, I got goosebumps watching this thing. Every … Continued
Phillip Vincent dubbed the Black Knight “a two-wheeled Bentley” when it was launched at the Earl’s Court Motor Show in 1954, becoming the first fully-faired superbike. Full-enclosed is probably a better description. The bodywork completely encapsulates the frame, motor and … Continued
If any motorcycle ever was more than the sum of its parts, it was the Brough Superior. It’s the cliché I use every time I describe a Brough but a very important one to note. During the 1920s there were … Continued
This is the Husqvarna 400 Cross Steve McQueen was famously pictured riding shirtless on the August 23, 1971 issue of Sports Illustrated. Along with the wooden case full of Steve’s racing trophies and Husqy accessories also seen in this photo, … Continued
David Roper is the first and, until last year, the only American to win at the legendary Isle of Man TT. As Team Obsolete’s primary rider, the list of exotic machines he’s raced over the past three decades is longer … Continued
Everybody loves a good barn-find story. The best of the tales read like a juicy detective novel. There’s rumor and intrigue, hidden clues, false hope, shadowy characters, high-stakes negotiations, invariably a trying voyage, sometimes even outright danger. But work through … Continued