Member Stories

Collectively, the members of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America know more about the history of motorcycling than any other group in the country. And on this page, we want to share that knowledge.

If you have a story related to antique motorcycles or the people who preserve them, send it, along with your name and AMCA number, to: editor@antiquemotorcycle.org.

Ardie: A Childhood Memory

At the AMCA's 2013 Wauseon National Meet, member Toby Gossett showed off a rare 1927 Ardie motorcycle from Germany that came to him with an interesting back story of its previous life. Here is that story, as written by the daughter of the man who owned it.

A Panhead Story

Tom Warner is the proud owner of a 1959 Harley-Davidson FL Panhead with sidecar that he bought 2009. And he recently traced the history of the machine, creating a photo story of its heritage.

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Excelsior Motorcycle

By Robert Turek
No, Frank Lloyd Wright did not design the Excelsior, although he is said to have had a hand in designing his personal automobile, a Stoddard Dayton. However, the famous architect did have an interesting connection to Excelsior.

The Perfect Restoration (And What It Can Really Cost)

By Marty Marks
It was a beauty; a 1935 VLD Harley-Davidson. All the parts appeared original, and best of all ... it kicked over! This sweet rumble of success sent his adrenaline pumping.

Remember When

By Mick Jimmerson
Every time I get my new The Antique Motorcycle magazine or a Montana Vintage Motorcycle Club flyer in the mail I want to devour it in one reading, but instead I take small snippets and savor the articles. I especially enjoy the article written by everyday club members and the "remember when" true life stories that they write.

Bikes in El Dorado

By Robert Turek
The fourth annual Concours at Serrano was held Sunday, October 7, 2007.  Serrano is an upscale community in El Dorado Hills, California, just east of Sacramento.

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