Cafe Racers: Speed, Style, and Ton-Up Culture is a book by motorcycling icon Paul d’Orleans – as the name suggests it offers a detailed look into the history of the cafe racer, all accompanied by stunning photography by Michael Lichter.

In recent years the cafe racer has enjoyed a renaissance of sorts, with custom motorcycle builders the world over springing up with their own take on the genre. Although the term cafe racer initially started as a slur against the riders it’s now worn as a badge of pride – with many second, third and fourth generation motorcyclists grabbing their clip-ons and setting off from the local cafe.

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Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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