If you are a fan of custom motorcycles, and especially Cafe Racers, there are few places to turn for good television programming. For the past 2 years, Cafe Racer TV has aired on the Velocity Channel, depicting the history of the Cafe movement, as well as capturing the recent popularity of this style of build… » Read more..
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A few months ago we posted a story about Norton Motorcycle expert and vintage racer, Kenny Cummings. He had been showcased on the Cafe Racer TV show, and it got us interested in the work he was doing here in the NYC area. Known for his wrenching and racing abilities on vintage Norton’s, we check back now and again to see what he’s been up to. Turns out he, along with project director Dan Rose, decided to put together a vintage racer, based on the legendary Colin Seeley Norton style of build. It looks to us like they have built the most incredible looking, and performing vintage bike we have stumbled across yet… » Read more..
We have highlighted a Yamaha Virago on here before – an unlikely candidate for custom or cafe build. But the folks over at Classified Moto set the stage for turning these beasts into a lovely affair. Turns out, other builders have eyed the aging XV750 as a donor for their mad creations… » Read more..
Dime City Cycles has been one of the biggest supporters of the Cafe Racer scene here in the states for quite some time. With a close connection to the Cafe Racer TV show, their builds have been highlighted, and for good reason. » Read more..
After the debacle with the build by Hot Rod wunderkind Bryan Fuller, Cafe Racer TV redeemed themselves with a great expose on the 59 Club, the group that was, and still is, responsible for the cafe racer movement’s longevity. The club was started in England by a pastor, “Father Bill,” in 1962, as a place for kids, particularly motorcycle enthusiasts, to congregate and be safe. Mostly, it seems it was started so these kids and a place to go, one they could call their own.
The club still continues to this day, and the segment highlights some great memories, from the folks that were there at the time.