Way back when men were men and sheep were afraid, and political correctness had yet to rear it’s ugly head, motorcycle riding was for a few tough guys and a few rugged women. Motorcycles of the early 1950’s were no nonsense, kick-start only iron with few if any frills. America’s existing super-speed interstate highway system wasn’t even a twinkle in President Eisenhower’s eye, and gasoline was less than 15 cents per gallon everywhere. Motorcycles were economic fair-weather transportation for those men and women who loved the sun on their face and the wind in their hair!! No one can possibly ever know exactly when the first Harley-Davidson or Indian motorcycle became a custom chopped or bobbed street machine, but the stripped street bike trend started during the 1950’s, at least that’s the most popular consensus. Young, motorcycle riding men who came back from wartime duty in either the European Theatre or Pacific Theater were riding American war surplus machines that were both cheap and plentiful, those two adjectives almost always appearing in the same descriptive zone.
Sturgis Vintage Cycle is a shop and a lifestyle dedicated to the art of Vintage and Antique Motorcycles and the Lifestyle th Motorcycles have always been in my blood. I was put on a bike younger than I can remember. My Grandfather loved motorcycles and made sure that I would too. I could barely read but he would strap a helmet on me, throw me on the back of the bike, and we would ride for days; sometimes states away. We also built many bikes together, some that I have to this day. I cannot count the number of bikes I’ve owned in my life, anything from a dirt bikes, scooters, street bikes, and collectibles; there has never been a time that I did not own one. My love has grown over the years though, particularly with antique motorcycles and parts. I had the opportunity to ride in the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball which gave me an even stronger appreciation for the beautiful machines of days past. I have a personal desire to preserve this history and connect with others that share the same passion.
To preserve, restore, maintain, and love antique motorcycles. To connect those that share the same appreciation. To dedicate the highest level of service to customers and fellow vintage enthusiasts.
- Sales: Sale of antique, vintage and unique motorcycles and automobiles.
- Parts: Sale of parts, and will also help you locate that hard to find part you need.
- Broker: Need someone to broker the sale of your motorcycle or car? Eliminate your worries and let me handle your sale. Sturgis Vintage Cycles is also able to purchase that special machine you are looking for at auctions, private sales, etc. I have over 20 years’ experience buying and selling, so you can be assured that your interest is also my interest.
- Special Events: Sturgis Vintage Cycles consults and assists in organizing rides, swap meets, meet and greet events, planning meetings, auctions, and other related occasions.