1921 Blackburne with Sidecar

The Burney brothers founded Blackburne Motor Cycle in Birmingham, England around 1913. They also specialized in engines which they continued to make and supply to other motorcycle and cycle car manufacturers until about 1937. Built in 1921 this is a relatively sophisticated sidecar rig. Note that the Sandum Corben sidecar has a wood framed windscreen Read more

1919 Harley-Davidson Model J

Long story short; this motorcycle went from Milwaukee to Australia, then back to Iowa, yet it’s had just three owners in almost 100 years! Noting the “A” in its serial number, owner Aaron Mohr says the bike is a military model that shipped to Australia to support Allied troops’ efforts there in World War I. “After the War, it was sold Read more

1959 Triumph 5TA Speed Twin

Brand new in 1959, the Triumph 5TA Speed Twin was Triumph’s first “unit construction” 500cc design. Like the 350cc 3TA which preceded it by one year, the engine and transmission shared a common case. The new model also shared its little brother’s bulbous and heavy steel bodywork, designed for rainy Britain; it was often removed and discarded Read more

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