We were pre-schoolers taking turns sitting on the gas tank of Dad’s Triumph while cruising SoCal cul-de-sacs in ’81. Did this moment, along with our early years of Big Wheels, dirt bikes and three-wheelers, help turn us into motorcyclists? Or is the love for riding motorcycles innate? We love hearing origin stories of how people got started in motorcycling – the following video is one such story.
“It takes years to get that dust on there.” Dan Auerbach gets it. He appreciates how each dent, scratch and layer of grime preserves the stories his bikes have been carrying for decades. He wanted to make sure the Lane Motor Museum displayed his collection as is and they were happy to oblige.
Our 1949 Dodge B1-B panel truck. All the creaks and clunks keep us smiling and thinking back to the days when we learned how to drive old Farmalls, John Deeres, and Studebaker trucks on the farm. The sound the pedals make, that thud when they spring back, and the hum of the flathead-straight-six reminds us of our Dad, uncles, and grandpas who worked hard and kept machines like these running.
Each year, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffles off motorcycles during a year-long campaign to raise money for the charity. All proceeds from the raffle go to support the 501(c)(3). This 2017 Ural Gear-Up “Adventure Together” Edition is the AMA raffle bike to win this year and we had the privilege of working on the project.
Riding in a sidecar is fun! In the video below, you’ll see tips to help make it a safer, more enjoyable experience for passengers. Enjoy the ride!
If you’ve got kids that are into motorcycles, take a moment and introduce them to the story of John Penton. They’ll hear how a kid from a Midwestern farm grew up pursuing his passion with hard work, joy, pain and a ton of determination.