james dean motorcycle

James Dean, easily one of the most iconic men of the 20th century, was a huge fan of both 2 and 4 wheeled motor vehicles. He famously died in the driver’s seat of a Porsche 550 Spyder after a person in a pick-up truck pulled out in front of him on a country road, if he had of lived it’s not hard to imagine him being the Steve McQueen of the ’50s.

Ben Branch Profile Picture Silodrome - James Dean in the Saddle
Founder & Senior Editor Silodrome

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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