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.
There’s something wonderful about this old photograph, I think the most impressive part of it is the boy’s perfectly positioned left foot. He looks for all the world like a crusty flat track old timer.
It’s great to see an image that’s sepia because it’s actually really old, rather than the result of some 14 year old girl’s fascination with Instagram.
Flat track racing is one of the most tirelessly cool Sunday activities I’ve ever encountered.
Ed Kretz was the top motorcycle racer in the 1930s and 1940s, he bought his first motorcycle when he was 20 years old out of sheer necessity, it was the Great Depression and an Indian Motorcycle was all Ed could afford as a mode of transportation.
It’s wonderful the way vintage photographs like this can capture a moment so perfectly it almost feels like you’re there.
This flat track bike by Lineaweaver is a one-off design created as a tribute to famous AMA Grand National Champion, Ricky Graham.
Hank Scott was a huge part of the flat track racing scene right throughout the 1970’s, he started racing in 1973 and within one season had racked up 27 wins, the Harley-Davidson Team noticed him and signed him on for the next year.
This bike started life as a 2009 factory spec Yamaha R1 before being picked up by the team at Gregg’s Customs and pulled to bits. The rear subframe was tossed as were all the plastic fairings and the original swingarm.