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- 100mph for 24hours! Bruce Main Smith was a man of deeds and words, the last surviving participant of the Velocette 24hr record in 1961, and a major influence on TheVintagent. He shifted from motojournalist to publisher in an era one could make a living stocking books like the ‘First Vintage Scene’ and the 5-volume ‘Kieg Collection’ of Isle of Man TT photos from 1907 on. He wrote well, he participated in big projects, and he’s left a lasting legacy for historians and fans of old motorcycles. BMS set his famous helmet down for the last time earlier this month, and we wish him Godspeed. Vale, Bruce.
- 100mph for 24hours! Bruce Main Smith was a man of deeds and words, the last surviving participant of the Velocette 24hr record in 1961, and a major influence on TheVintagent. He shifted from motojournalist to publisher in an era one could make a living stocking books like the ‘First Vintage Scene’ and the 5-volume ‘Kieg Collection’ of Isle of Man TT photos from 1907 on. He wrote well, he participated in big projects, and he’s left a lasting legacy for historians and fans of old motorcycles. BMS set his famous helmet down for the last time earlier this month, and we wish him Godspeed. Vale, Bruce.
- 100mph for 24hours! Bruce Main Smith was a man of deeds and words, the last surviving participant of the Velocette 24hr record in 1961, and a major influence on TheVintagent. He shifted from motojournalist to publisher in an era one could make a living stocking books like the ‘First Vintage Scene’ and the 5-volume ‘Kieg Collection’ of Isle of Man TT photos from 1907 on. He wrote well, he participated in big projects, and he’s left a lasting legacy for historians and fans of old motorcycles. BMS set his famous helmet down for the last time earlier this month, and we wish him Godspeed. Vale, Bruce.
- Wild in the streets! What is it about young #German motorcyclists who love to conquer America’s vastness on lightweight German motorcycles? We’ve met riders doing it on BMW R25s, Heinkel Tourist scooters, and more since the 1980s, and yesterday #UltanGuilfoyle ran across these guys (Thomas and Julian) in #Manhattan, en route to Las Vegas on a pair (always a pair) of late 1960s #Zundapp 50cc Super Combinettes! Ultan didn’t have time to catch their names...but did snap their custom-built trailer. Go for it, boys: may your adventure be safe and successful. [📸@Seandellfilm]
- Wild in the streets! What is it about young #German motorcyclists who love to conquer America’s vastness on lightweight German motorcycles? We’ve met riders doing it on BMW R25s, Heinkel Tourist scooters, and more since the 1980s, and yesterday #UltanGuilfoyle ran across these guys (Thomas and Julian) in #Manhattan, en route to Las Vegas on a pair (always a pair) of late 1960s #Zundapp 50cc Super Combinettes! Ultan didn’t have time to catch their names...but did snap their custom-built trailer. Go for it, boys: may your adventure be safe and successful. [📸@Seandellfilm]
- Wild in the streets! What is it about young #German motorcyclists who love to conquer America’s vastness on lightweight German motorcycles? We’ve met riders doing it on BMW R25s, Heinkel Tourist scooters, and more since the 1980s, and yesterday #UltanGuilfoyle ran across these guys (Thomas and Julian) in #Manhattan, en route to Las Vegas on a pair (always a pair) of late 1960s #Zundapp 50cc Super Combinettes! Ultan didn’t have time to catch their names...but did snap their custom-built trailer. Go for it, boys: may your adventure be safe and successful. [📸@Seandellfilm]
- How many chopper fans marched beside #MartinLutherKingJr? Exactly one: #CliffVaughs. @PauldOrleans found a newspaper clipping from #1963 in the #SchomburgArchive in NYC, in a box of papers donated by fellow civil rights worker #IrisGreenberg: Iris was on the back of Cliff’s green Knucklehead chopper in ‘63 in #Arkansas, visiting sharecropper farms, when a passing pickup pulled a U-turn and started shooting at them. They missed, but Cliff’s story became the final scene from #EasyRider, when Cliff fleshed out the story with #DennisHopper and #PeterFonda as Associate Producer. Much of ‘Easy Rider’ was Cliff’s lived experience as a man who actually rode his chopper through the South in the early ‘60s. Other photos in this series: shots Cliff took as staff photographer for the #SNCC in ‘63/64, a spread on Cliff from #EdRoth’s ‘Choppers’ magazine, a shot of Cliff on his Super Hog chopper in 1971 from the #Easyriders Archive, and a portrait by @mahoyer of Cliff at the #MotorcycleFilmFestival during a panel on Easy Rider, with #LarryMarcus, moderated by Paul d’Orleans, who told some of Cliff’s story in his book ‘The Chopper: the Real Story’ (Gestalten). We’re still digging for stories on Cliff, but this clipping is pure gold.
- How many chopper fans marched beside #MartinLutherKingJr? Exactly one: #CliffVaughs. @PauldOrleans found a newspaper clipping from #1963 in the #SchomburgArchive in NYC, in a box of papers donated by fellow civil rights worker #IrisGreenberg: Iris was on the back of Cliff’s green Knucklehead chopper in ‘63 in #Arkansas, visiting sharecropper farms, when a passing pickup pulled a U-turn and started shooting at them. They missed, but Cliff’s story became the final scene from #EasyRider, when Cliff fleshed out the story with #DennisHopper and #PeterFonda as Associate Producer. Much of ‘Easy Rider’ was Cliff’s lived experience as a man who actually rode his chopper through the South in the early ‘60s. Other photos in this series: shots Cliff took as staff photographer for the #SNCC in ‘63/64, a spread on Cliff from #EdRoth’s ‘Choppers’ magazine, a shot of Cliff on his Super Hog chopper in 1971 from the #Easyriders Archive, and a portrait by @mahoyer of Cliff at the #MotorcycleFilmFestival during a panel on Easy Rider, with #LarryMarcus, moderated by Paul d’Orleans, who told some of Cliff’s story in his book ‘The Chopper: the Real Story’ (Gestalten). We’re still digging for stories on Cliff, but this clipping is pure gold.
- How many chopper fans marched beside #MartinLutherKingJr? Exactly one: #CliffVaughs. @PauldOrleans found a newspaper clipping from #1963 in the #SchomburgArchive in NYC, in a box of papers donated by fellow civil rights worker #IrisGreenberg: Iris was on the back of Cliff’s green Knucklehead chopper in ‘63 in #Arkansas, visiting sharecropper farms, when a passing pickup pulled a U-turn and started shooting at them. They missed, but Cliff’s story became the final scene from #EasyRider, when Cliff fleshed out the story with #DennisHopper and #PeterFonda as Associate Producer. Much of ‘Easy Rider’ was Cliff’s lived experience as a man who actually rode his chopper through the South in the early ‘60s. Other photos in this series: shots Cliff took as staff photographer for the #SNCC in ‘63/64, a spread on Cliff from #EdRoth’s ‘Choppers’ magazine, a shot of Cliff on his Super Hog chopper in 1971 from the #Easyriders Archive, and a portrait by @mahoyer of Cliff at the #MotorcycleFilmFestival during a panel on Easy Rider, with #LarryMarcus, moderated by Paul d’Orleans, who told some of Cliff’s story in his book ‘The Chopper: the Real Story’ (Gestalten). We’re still digging for stories on Cliff, but this clipping is pure gold.

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