Clubs & Community
Choosing a Classic Motorcycle Club
Classic motorcycle clubs are a must for new owners and enthusiasts. Clubs members can help with restoration tips, give advice on mechanical repairs, or just be there to swap stories.
Classic Motorcycle Riding – Learning to Ride a Sidecar
Throughout the history of the motorcycle, sidecars have been attached to most solos at one time or another. But learning to ride these machines takes a special skill set.
Motorcycle Jobs for Winter Time
Motorcycle Jobs for Winter Time
Classic Motorcycle Competition- Favorite Moment in Motorcycle Competition
Do you have a special motorcycle competition story? They say everybody gets fifteen minutes of fame at some point. Have you had a famous or a favorite moment in motorcycles?
Hot Weather Motorcycle Riding
Weather conditions can make all the difference to enjoying a motorcycle ride—or not. Few people venture out during the wintertime, depending on the climate, but spring and summer normally offer the best riding conditions for man and machine alike. However, in some climates (typically the southern states of the US) the weather can be too hot for...
Hot Weather Motorcycle Riding Gear
For classic motorcycle clubs, summer is the time for get-togethers, rallies and group riding. Unfortunately, if the weather is hot, riders are faced with age old dilemma: do I ride without protective gear to keep cool, or play it safe and get very hot? Putting clothing on during hot weather seems crazy. But for the classic motorcycle rider who...
Why Buy a Classic Motorcycle?
In general, motorcycles appeal to us because they represent all the things we like in life: freedom, individualism, power, thrills, and speed. Motorcycles just make us feel more alive. Classic motorcycles add a new dimension to owning a bike.
Protecting the Bike During Hot Weather Riding
Weather conditions can make or break the fun of riding a classic motorcycle, since some classics can be temperamental during hot weather, it pays to prepare for these conditions.
Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club
The Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club was founded in 1977 as a not-for-profit 501c club. The club has a bi-monthly magazine which covers all areas of classic and vintage Japanese motorcycle ownership.
British Motorcycle Classic Club
Based in Boylston, MA, the club is dedicated to classic British motorcycles - British Iron. Although the club is British motorcycle based,any motorcycle make owner is welcome, as long as "you love British Iron!"
Riding Into History
The Riding Into History event supports various charities. Organized by the BMW Motorcycle Owners of Northeast Florida, the event attracts more than 300 classic bikes.
Ever owned a classic motorcycle that handled badly?
Ever ridden a classic motorcycle that handled badly? Tell us about your hair raising, white knuckled, eye popping… you get the picture. Share your riding experience (it’s OK, it’s part of the healing process) with other classic motorcycle riders. See submissions
The Old Mill Museum
Just across the railroad tracks from the Whistle Stop Café in Juliette Georgia is the Old Mill Museum. Owned and operated by Les White, the museum has a fine collection of rare (mostly unrestored) Harley Davidson’s.
Gifts for Classic Bike Riders
The giving and receiving of gifts is perfect for the classic bike enthusiasts. From books to tools, the possibilities are endless.
Being Part of the Community
Classic motorcycle enthusiasts enjoy many different aspects of their hobby. The community of classic bike owners is rich with like minded motorcyclists. From specific clubs such as Italian or British bikes, to individual types such as Cafe Racers, the community is large and diverse.
Isle of Man TT Racing
Steeped in history, the Isle of Man is renowned for its beaches, picturesque villages and mountains. But for classic bike enthusiasts, the little island in the Irish Sea is best known for its races, the TT races.
Classic Motorcycle Calender of Events
Classic motorcycle events take place all year round, all over the world. Making plans to visit a race, a swap meet or a museum is part of the pleasure of being involved with classic bikes.
Adding Badges and Studs to Leather Jackets – Personalizing Your Jacket
Adding a personal touch to a leather motorcycle jacket is relatively easy. Planning the design carefully is a must as mistakes (typos in names or studs too close to an edge, for example) can be costly.
Photography and the Classic Motorcycle
Although taking digital photographs is easy, planning an image before shooting will pay off in the long run. If you are taking photographs that may be used in print or digital media, for instance, or you want a top quality photograph to enlarge into a poster, there are some do’s and don’ts worth bearing in mind.
Classic Motorcycle Riding – Intermediate Level Riders
To enjoy riding a classic motorcycle to its fullest, a rider must consider all of the safety aspects. Besides having his machine in first class condition with regular maintenance, the rider should ride defensively as the road conditions demand.
Starting a Classic Motorcycle Club
Before starting a club, it is essential to research the legal requirements, if any exist for your type of organization. The legal requirements generally revolve around the status of the club and its tax reporting status.
Classic Motorcycle Quiz
Think you know all about classic motorcycles? Take the quiz and see.
Motorcycles in Movies
If you asked a classic motorcycle enthusiast which movie featuring a motorcycles came to mind first, he or she would probably say On Any Sunday. Although not a movie per se, this classic biking documentary was backed by longtime motorcycle enthusiast Steve McQueen and is still shown around the world in motorcycle clubs today