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In 1941, Herbert Marx started the Marman Products Company, Inc. in Inglewood, CA. After starring in several Marx Brothers films as Zeppo (the straight man to his zany co-star siblings), his company assembled and marketed a motorcycle with a horizontally-opposed twin engine in 1948 and 1949. Read More…

HeidelbergCafe_BMWmotorcycles

Restaurants are often a destination when looking for an excuse to ride. Chris suggested the Heidelberg Haus, a German cafe, grocery, bakery and gift shop in Indianapolis. It’s a perfect place for a kaffeeklatsch, but on this sommer day, we’d take the old BMW motorcycles on a thematic ride to try their knockwurst and homemade potato salad. How was it? Read on… Read More…

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While watching On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter, you’ll be grinning most of the way through. There’ll be some chuckles, a few nods and audible exclamations. At other times, your eyes will be wide with wonderment and maybe even well up once or twice. The “Brown” brand of storytelling is firing on all cylinders here and we loved every bit. Bonus: We were very fortunate to have had the opportunity to talk with Dana, in person, before and after the film. Read on for our review… Read More…

Ural Sidecar Motorcycles - Good Spark Garage

Our Russian sidecar motorcycles aren’t just novelties meant for parading about (though they do this quite well). While often our basic transportation, we don’t mind getting ‘em dirty and turning ‘em loose off road. Some folks may deem them anemic, but we’ve found there’s plenty of spirit in the throttle to have fun. Case in point: the story and video that follows…

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National Moto at Major Taylor Velodrome

Our motorcycling realm is full of fun opportunities; this last one was a thrill. Matty Bennett of National Moto+Cycle called us out to the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis to film one of his custom motorbikes lap the 28-degree-banked oval. A bonus opportunity: we ran our Ural sidecar around the pristine concrete drome as a camera vehicle. Keep reading for more pics, video and a behind-the-scenes look…

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Casey, Chris and Corey at the Tulip Trestle

Tulip Trestle is the world’s third-longest railroad viaduct and the longest rail trestle in the USA. We discovered it by accident when looking for good riding roads on Google Maps. Looking down from the sky, we saw its huge shadow cast out over one section of railroad. Once we looked into its history, we had to take the 100-mile trip to go see it; here’s our ride report… Read More…