PROFILES

Dimitri Coste (@motelcoste)
If you've been following the custom motorcycle scene on Instagram for some time, you've probably come across Dimitri Coste. He can be found under the handle @motelcoste. He is a photographer by trade and a motorcycle racer by passion. His unique style and talent is on display in everything that he does. We caught up with him on a recent trip to California...
Kin Lam founder of Astroscrambler
Interview with the founder of Astroscrambler
Ryan Phillips
Ryan grew up riding dirt bikes but when his life got too busy (marathon touring with his band Story of the Year, getting married and having two kids), Ryan sold his last dirt bikes. After things settled down, he wanted to get back on two wheels. For him, a custom Triumph Scrambler was the answer. 
The Equilibrialist
An interview with the founder Neo, of the Equilibrialist, on how the idea was conceived back in 2013, starting off on a Biltwell Gringo, his inspiration and what riding a motorcycle means to Neo.
Ride with Clayton Bellamy
"As fate would have it we were talking about first aid and the Heimlich maneuver when Travis looked across the restaurant and yelled out “SIR ARE YOU CHOKING” to all our surprise at the table and the staff the lonely gambler was choking badly! Travis and I ran to the man’s aid, I proceeded to administer first aid until his blockage had cleared while Travis directed me yelling “Hit him again Clay”! until the man was breathing again. Zach gave him a gentle belly rub until he settled down and we shook hands and headed back to our rooms in utter disbelief an the series of events…"
The Pioneer Bud Ekins
Bud Ekins is the Godfather of the Modern Classic movement. He is the guy that jumped the Triumph into the barb wire fence in "The Great Escape." The guy that built Steve McQueen's Desert Sleds, and the guy that saw raw talent in a 16 year old upstart from Palmdale.
Legend Series: Hare & Hound Races And Hare Scrambles
Hare & hound races and hare scrambles were some of the most popular off-road races during the 50s, 60s, and 70s where many motorcycle legends began.
Drawing A Line In The Salt Bonneville Salt Flats
The Bonneville Salt Flats are home to the annual Speedweek, where many legends have vied for the title of being the fastest person on earth.
Richard Pollock of Mule Motorcycles
"I started out just riding and breaking bikes, which naturally lead to working on them. After fixing them came attempting to make them better, then building them from scratch. The more you do, the better you get and most importantly, learn who to listen to. Listen to criticism. A fresh set of eyes is critical to learning. You’ve got the rest of your life, be patient and do things right. Your bike will come out a lot better."
Origins of the Café Racer The Ton Up Boys
Ton-Up Boys were one of the most influential and widespread subcultures in motorcycle history. If you don’t know them by that name, then you probably know them as the original cafe racers.
Isle of Man TT
The Isle of Man TT is the longest running motorcycle race in the world, and arguably the most challenging because it is indisputably the most dangerous.
Legend Series: Skip Van Leeuwen The King Of Steeplechase
Skip Van Leeuwen was considered the best TT Steeplechase rider in AMA history, and over his highly successful career as a Triumph rider won multiple AMA nationals and numerous West Coast regional championship titles. Van Leeuwen was born in Iowa...
Max Duff of Death Collective
"I’m a pretty chill guy, so the first question people usually ask is "What’s up with the dark name? The answer to that question dates back to November 2011, and it’s the reason why Death Collective exists."
Ascot Park Where Legends Were Forged
Ascot Park was an infamous dirt track in Gardena, California known to host some of the most challenging and competitive races in the country.
Sammy Tanner The Flying Flea
Sammy Tanner was one of the AMA’s best flat trackers from the late 50s through the end of the 60s. He won seven AMA nationals, and was a local hero at the legendary Ascot Park. He was known as The...
The Legendary Ace Café
The Ace Cafe was built in 1938 as a roadside cafe to cater to travelers on the newly-built North Circular Road. Since it was open 24 hours and also close to the new arterial network where speed limits were higher, it quickly started attracting motorcyclists. 
Four Guys, Four Laps, For All the Marbles Speedway Racing
For the record, bikes often get up to 80 miles per hour in the corners during these races. The only controls they have are the throttle, clutch, and handlebars.
Checkered Past The Notorious Checkers MC

The Checkers Motorcycle Club has been accused of many things in the decades since its founding in 1950, but one thing cannot be denied: they are the winningest club in off-road motorcycle racing.

The Triple Crown's Jewel The Ascot TT
“You can’t say you’re a motorcycle racer until you’ve ridden Ascot, and you can’t say you’re a champion motorcycle rider until you’ve conquered it,” - Kenny Roberts
Legend Series: The Peoria TT The Midwest's Great Race
The Peoria TT is known to be one of the more exhilarating races in the circuit. The track is ⅝ of a mile long, and features a notably long front stretch and a long turn one. Coming out of turn one is a jump with a blind landing that has to be hit at speed—which is a terrifying move in and of itself. Due to the challenging nature of the track, and the caliber of racers who competed there, the Peoria TT has rightly earned its place in the AMA’s history of premier races.
The Renaissance Man Chippa Wilson
"I remember watching flat track races on TV with my dad when I was a kid and thinking it was the coolest thing. After seeing those, I knew I had to get into it myself."