About Us

Riding Vintage was founded in 2012 by editor Panhead Jim as a depository for all things related to vintage motorcycles.  Its initial focus was on motorcycle history and you can find 100's of articles and 1000's of photos covering topics such as vintage racing, military machines, vintage advertising, vintage technologies, etc.

Beginning in the fall of 2013, Panhead Jim set out to build a 1933 Harley-Davidson VL from the ground up, starting with just a set of matched engine cases. That build is covered extensively on this site with a goal of helping others who may be interested in building their own VL.  Step by step articles are provided detailing everything from rebuilding brake hubs to assembling a springer front end.

At the successful conclusion of that build, Panhead Jim embarked on a 19 day cross country ride starting on the coast of North Carolina and finishing in San Francisco.  Daily accounts of this trip are provided which include striking photos of the landscapes he traveled through and his experiences traveling through small-town America.

Going forward, Riding Vintage will continue to be the best source on the web for the vintage motorcycle enthusiast.  Soon to be released are a series of reviews covering cross country proven parts, camping gear, clothing and just about anything else you can think of related to vintage motorcycles.  There is also a new build coming in the not so distant future and of course the continued adventures of Panhead Jim.