Thursday, November 17, 2011

5 YEARS OF 'THE VINTAGENT'

Dig it.  Thanks for reading the 700 posts thus far; there's plenty more - better, even - to come...

29 comments:

Chris | Bike EXIF said...

Has it really been five years? Incredible. Thanks Paul, for many hours of entertainment and indeed education—long may you continue!

Anton NL said...

Congratulations!
Discovered the Vintagent only a couple of months ago and I enjoy reading it very much.
Well documented and certainly not narrow minded and/or biased.

Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Keep it up Paul, your efforts are appreciated by so many! It has become a compulsory read on a daily basis.

Kind regards,

Chris (VMCC Sprint)

Wal67 said...

Congratulations Paul on an amazing and quality blog, thank you.

John said...

Congratulations! Thanks for putting all the work on the wonderful stories on motorcycles.

Adrian Manktelow said...

Thanks Paul for providing us with such an interesting blog containing original posts written with skill, knowledge and humour. Here's to the next five years!

GuitarSlinger said...

I'm new to the site ( less than a year ) but am already to the point where its hard to imagine the Vintagent not being there to enjoy . Fact is when there's not a new post , I find myself digging thru the treasure trove of older articles .

Which is to say what you're doing Paul is timeless . The ultimate compliment in my book

So Thanks and Congratulations . And .....

ROCK ON !

David Blasco said...

I absolutely never know what to expect here except that it will be fascinating, beautifully told and exquisitely illustrated.

Nortley said...

Here's to many more. Keep that throttle wire taut.

Somer said...

Good job! Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Pablo,

I would like to return a compliment and say you've also inspired me. Thank you for entertainment but, more importantly, educating me with your posts.

By the way, as I was posting this, I realized the figure riding le Moto Lucifer (the name is purely coincidence of course) looked strangely similar to The Vintagent on his Sunbeam breaking the speed limit in San Francisco.
http://www.benchandloom.com/livewell/art-of-the-motorcycle-poster

Here's to another five years!

-JZ

Shaik said...

Congratulation Paul ! Looking forward to many more years.

Grandpa Jimbo said...

Paul:
I know you'll get many many thanks for publishing your great blog. Please add mine to the pile. You've taken a great hobby and enhanced it for us all.

Jim A., Tucson, AZ

Daryl B. Goldstein said...

Paul:

How time flies. 5 years of bringing ALMOST daily joy.
Keep up the good work and the next 5 years will also fly by.
Thanks again.

Daryl B., Camarillo, CA

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Paul. Has it been that long? Or short?

The Vintagent is my first "stop" almost every day once logged on, and rarely has there been a disappointment. Yeah, we can quibble about certain of your jet set (for lack of a better term) associations, but above all else the love of the craft and the sport always comes through.

Academically speaking, how about a tip of the cap (helmet) to Charles Demuth, for "Number 5," at (my local neighborhood museum) the Met? Here's a research project: how many TT winners carried number 5? Or for that matter, how many World Champs? Interestingly enough, that was Jose Antonio (El Negro) Vivas's number in the South American races of the mid-50s, which you kindly enough re-posted with my article on the "mysterious" AJS 10R.

Don't stop, please.

Jim

Anonymous said...

well done..good show

The Vintagent said...

Jim,
you just did give the shout to Deumuth's '#5'! And yes, I photographed it in person at the Met, just last week. What an amazing museum...I was looking for motorcycle paintings, but found the world.

occhiolungo said...

Your omnibus has been such a great read thus far. I can't wait for the goodies that you'll be serving us in the next 5 years. Surely the whole world will eventually know the joy of ancient motorcycles.

warmest regards,
Pete

The Vintagent said...

All aboard the Vintagent omnibus!

John Duss said...

Paul, congratulations on creating something I can't do without.Obviously you struck a sensitive nerve among many of us and your posts have elevated the dialogue to a new level. As far as the "jet set" thing, somebody's got to do it and I'm glad it's you. Best Wishes for continued success. John Duss

klooz said...

Congratulations from an avid reader and for the over 2.3 million views since May 2008. Your contribution to shirking at the office is inestimable. I would like to view your first post but don't have the energy to hit "older post" 700 times!
What is the tag on your earliest post, please?

j&h caffrey said...

paul,
thanks for your blog, hilary and i enjoy following your adventures.
i just picked up a nice '54 MSS. we might see you at the next velocette rally.

Don O'Reilly said...

congratulations Paul!

For me, it is always cool and inspiring to see one's concept like your Vintagent evolve and flourish. Reading here is one of my favorite things, and a great way to avoid work!

I hope to submit an article here in the next year, a report of my sea-level to summit (13796 ft) climb of mauana kea, with my 40 year old norton. Maybe you can post it if you decide to take some time off.

Keep up the good work, your blog is, in my humble opinion, a significant contribution to the collective reality we call mankind.

Cheers,

Don

Phill said...

Congratulations Paul, great stuff. I still maintain you have one of the best jobs in the world...

Charlie101 said...

I totally have to agree with Mr. David Blasco

"I absolutely never know what to expect here except that it will be fascinating, beautifully told and exquisitely illustrated."
It'a a joy to click in and have a moment of quality time. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Paul,
I hope this finds you well. Congratulations to 5 years of "THE VINTAGENT".
The Black Lightning [which you tested at the Grossglockner Hillclimb] is going to UK, With the help of the VOC the bike will be restored to the original sidecar racer of 1950.
Best Regards,
Walo

ElSolitarioMC said...

y que cumplas muchos mas!!!!

13luckymonkey@gmail.com said...

congratulations thank you for inspiring us to ride our old bikes!

Ignacio said...

Felicitaciones Paul, haces un excelente trabajo, y pones mucha pasión en cada nota.
Un gran abrazo desde Argentina.
Ignacio.