Pope at Wauseon

We didn’t know much about the annual show n’ swap in Wauseon, Ohio, but we’d heard enough good stuff about it to give it a shot. Turns out, it’s stellar. It’s big. And it was chock-full of motorcycle Americana and a sprinkling of other makes, models and memorabilia. Here, let us give you a photo tour… Read More…

motorcycles_sketch_corey_chris_casey

No deadlines, no expectations, just an exercise in creativity. The plan: Use our motorcycles to scout out a location where we can sit down with our sketchbooks, relax and draw. We planned to meet up with our illustrator/motorcyclist buddy, Chris, and allow our kindred artistic spirits to sketch outside the four walls of our daily gigs. Where’d we end up? Read More…

MOTOBLOT 2014 Scene

It was killer. It was happening. The inaugural MOTOBLOT in Chicago was a success. The guys behind the event simply recognized the organic evolution of Mods vs Rockers Chicago and tailored the new venue accordingly. Here’s a look through our lens for just a taste of what MOTOBLOT was like… Read More…

Dare Devil Alma and Rudy Knight

In the early to mid 1930s, a British gal named Ellen rose to fame as a Wall of Death performer. She was a cashier for Billy Butlin’s amusement park in Skegness when she asked if she could try riding a motorcycle around the new and highly dangerous motordrome. This marked her transformation to “Dare Devil Alma.” Read More…

Mods vs Rockers Chicago 2012

UPDATE: See the event photos and video here.

You may have heard about Mods vs Rockers Chicago evolving into what’s now called MOTOBLOT (June 13-15th, 2014). It’s a motorcycle event we’ve attended for years and it hasn’t let us down as an opportunity to see unique bikes in a cool city, put on by great hosts. Larry Fletcher and Martin Cimek have created a vintage-bike juggernaut in Chicago with the help of their Ton-Up Chicago cohorts and assembled cast of Rockers. Here are 10 of our own reasons why we’ve attended for years. Read More…

Rockers Reunion Indy Harley Couple

May 31, 2014: The Ton-Up Indy guys have wrapped up another great Rockers Reunion. This was the show’s 8th year, bringing in over 500 motorcycles – mostly vintage and custom bikes of many different origins. Check out our photo album for a recap and put Indianapolis on your calendar in 2015, May 30th! Read More…

Algodones Dunes

Ever stare at an old pic and wish you could jump in during that very moment? Each time we’ve sifted through Bill Greene’s collection of vintage motorcycle photos, and it’s been many times, we’re taken back to a time when British motorcycles and early dirtbikes swarmed the mixed terrain of Central and Southern California. Since 1949, Bill’s father (Bill Greene III) immersed himself into motorcycling and thankfully documented his and his buddies’ adventures with the pics you’ll see in this post. Read More…