1914 Merz Cycle Car

By 1914 horse drawn transportation was fading and internal combustion, some electric and steam were the “horse power” of the day. The field was still wide open for inventors with great expansion of automobile and motorcycle designs. In between were “cycle cars,” lightweight, two passenger side by side or tandem seating cars which used large Read more

1982 Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica

Riding a race prepped Ducati 900SS, after a seven year hiatus from motorcycle road racing, 11 years from his last Isle of Man race, on June 3, 1978 Mike Hailwood went back onto the Isle of Man TT mountain course and won! By 1978 the Japanese manufacturers were turning out new and sophisticated designs, some DOHC four cylinders. So it’s amazing Read more

1941 BSA W-M20

When first reviewed by the British Government’s War Office in 1936 the BSA M20 was thought to be nothing short of disaster. British motorcycle magazine Motor Cycling’s tester reached only 69 miles per hour and cited 56 miles per gallon, and early on there were cylinder wear problems. Yet by the middle of World War II there were 126,000 of them Read more

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