A podcast about classic Cafe Racers from the golden age of speed! We'll be talking about classic motorcycles from the 50's to early 70's (the beginning of the super bike era). We'll also be discussing the history of the culture, it's origins and the influence it's had around the world.
Welcome to The Classic Cafe Racer Podcast
3:26Classic Cafe Racers of the 50's and 60's have been an interest of mine since I was gifted a copy of the book Rockers in the 90's. When I bought my first new motorcycle it was a Kawasaki W650, just before the new Hinkley Bonneville's were released, if only I would have waited! I wanted classic British motorcycle looks but modern reliability (this would be my only mode of reliable transportation for a few years). A couple decades and a lot of motorcycles later (some British, but mostly Harley's) I became the proud owner of a survivor barn find 1962 Norton 650ss in full 1960's road racer trim. This is the type of motorcycle I always wanted but never had the opportunity to own. For years I've been involved with Harley's and Harley Culture but I never lost my love for classic non Harley motorcycles. I started In The Weeds podcast to document grass roots chopper culture in the South East of the country. After a few years of doing that I started to feel like I didn't have any more to add to the conversation and realized that there was a huge gap on social media and podcast platforms for classic non Harley motorcycles. Sure, there are plenty of great podcasts out there that talk about them, but not exclusively. I love all motorcycles, but I don't want to talk about the latest ADV bike or flat track racing (there's plenty of people out there that know more than I do already talking about it). So this is the beginning of my journey. Follow along if you like!