A PHOTO STUDY OF VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES
This section is dedicated to the legendary American marques, whose designs and engineering have led the way to the next century's modern motorcycle. The name, "Blazing Thunder," was chosen because it fully represents the achievements and noise they produced. Every manufacturer engaged in racing. The fastest bikes sold the most. As riders "Blazed," around the tracks trying to set new speed records the exhaust cutouts were opened for power and that,"Thunderous," noise. Click on the link to see what some cutouts looked like, cutouts .
The very early motorcycles, known as,
"Autocycles," were beefed up bicycles with low horsepower motors. The
power usually was transferred to the rear wheel via a leather belt. This method
lasted into the second decade. One of the most dominate retailers of this century, Sears,
marketed their own motorcycles for almost four years.
I am only working on American marques
for now. Perhaps next year I will have the opportunity to photograph some foreign marques.
If anyone is willing to invite me, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Most recent update 10.13.2007