Renaissance Man: new show highlights golden age of vintage motorcycles


Courtesy of Velocity Channel

Like vintage motorcycles?  Enjoy seeing nearly 100 year-old bikes fired up and ridden around the first ever racetrack?  Well, Discovery’s Velocity Channel has just the show for you!

Many of you have probably seen, or at least heard of, the Velocity Channel’s program Cafe Racer TV.  The web has been filled with both praise and critique for its spotlight of the Cafe Racer scene, and the builders that champion this genre.  Well, it looks like there is a new sheriff in town, and his name is Alain de Cadenet.

On an episode airing February 27th, Mr. de Cadenet showcased bikes by Triumph, Norton, and the holy grail, Brough Superior.  The real thrill was his trip to Brooklands (I could have sworn that he was saying “Brooklyn’s” the entire show!), the world’s first purpose-built Motorsports venue.

The show will be focusing on all things motor-related, not just bikes, but the quality of the programming seems to be top-notch.  There is very little info out there about this new show, but if you can find it, it’s time well spent.

Check your local listings.

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