This photograph is an excellent example of why helmets should always be worn, even when people are riding on “soft” tracks. Sadly we don’t have any more information about the rider but accidents like this on flat track circuits usually end with the rider sliding into the barrier before getting up and hobbling off with…
This 1924 Indian Scout V-Twin is actually an amalgamation of the best parts from three separate 1924 Indians, each of which was a basket case. The finished bike is a stunning example of the famous Scout, it’s even finished in the right shade of red – the only colour that really makes sense on a…
This 1956 BSA Gold Star TT Flat Track Racer was bought in ’56 by Harvey Farrell and raced at the world famous Daytona Beach course throughout 1957, it was bought from him by a private collector shortly thereafter and has remained untouched, in a small collection since then.
The Harley-Davidson Sportster is a bike that’s been torn down and rebuilt into just about every conceivable genre of the custom motorcycle spectrum that I can think of, some of them are designed to look good, some are designed to go faster and some are designed to do both of these things. Like this one.
The Honda FT500 (also known as the Honda Ascot) was a motorcycle built in the early ’80s to fill a niche that Honda saw for a mid-sized motorcycle designed with flat-tracker styling cues (the FT in the name stands for flat track).
I wouldn’t usually feature a motorcycle when I don’t have a decent, front-on photograph of it. But in this case I decided to make an exception. What you’re looking at here is a 1957 BSA Gold Star Flat Tracker with a custom Sonic Weld rigid frame, Ceriani forks, a 2-gallon alloy fuel tank, a 1 1/2″ GP carburettor, Racing Mag alloy rims, a custom exhaust, a rear disc brake and a recently rebuilt engine.
This is one of those bikes that instantly sets off a huge amount of want in almost all who see it, it’s an original 1934 Crocker Speedway Racer and it’s one of only 30 that were ever made.
This fantastic looking retro-racer is a Honda XL350 based Grass Tracker built by Phil Little Racing, the frame is an English-style tracker frame and was found hanging in the Minneapolis area shop of Merritt Cody, along with its matching fuel tank.
This is the Streetmaster by Champions Moto, it’s a flat-tracker-extraordinaire and I’m yet to show it to anyone without having them instantly ask me what it is and how they can either buy it or build one just like it.
This is the 7th custom motorcycle to roll off the boutique production line at the still relatively new Deus Ex Machina USA headquarters in Venice Beach, California.
This is one of the most action packed vintage racing photos we’ve seen for a while, from the looks on the faces of the 1950s spectators in the background to the just landing on his side to the look on the face of the one racers who’s still upright, it’s an excellent picture.
Putt Mossman was the most famous stunt motorcycle rider of the early 20th century, he travelled the world and appeared in 45 countries on 6 continents.