Thursday, May 13, 2010
For the program of the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, I penned a meditation on the Cafe Racer, a term which should encompass all 'racers on the road' from 1900 onwards, from Edwardian gents in crazy getups and monstrous mechanical contrivances, the sleek and light ferrets of the 20s, the Rockers of the 50s, to the race replicas of the 60s and onwards, and nowadays to the incredible hand-built machinery emerging from workshops around the world. A mindset preview of CafeRacers.com! (Which is still under development... patience).
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