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Category Archives: Motorcycle History

The Legend of Soichiro Honda and the Japanese Invasion of US Highways

One man more than any other influenced the design and intent of motorcycles throughout the world, and the company he created against all odds, one that would become the most famous motorcycle manufacturing company in history, was founded in 1948 to realize his dream. That man, Soichiro Honda, was 41 years old at the time […]

When Detroit Was Great – The End of American Henderson Motorcycles

In 1911 a pair of audacious brothers formed the American Henderson Motorcycle Co, 268 Jefferson Ave., Detroit, Michigan. William G. Henderson and his brother, Tom W. Henderson, began a partnership which would lead the pair to create a series of elegant and powerful machines. With William acting as the designer and motorcycle aficionado and brother […]

PEUGEOT P50T

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Glory Days Motorcycle Rally, Val Du Lakes, June, 2015 – Dig It

Glory Days June 26 – June 28 Jun 26 at 12:00pm to Jun 28 at 5:00pm Val Du Lakes Mears, Michigan 49455 Make sure you don’t miss out on this years hottest Midwest bike event. Unlike any other event with fun activities and awesome live bands to be announced… Bikers and Babes… Camping on site, […]

1958 Simson AWO 250S

In 1854 the brothers Löb and Moses Simson bought one third of a steelhammer works in Suhl (Germany). The production of carbon steel began and the firm Simson & Co. was founded in 1856. The factory produced guns and gunbarrels in the years following. In 1871 the first steam engine started its service and the […]