Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Motorcycle Retro is a go.

Okay, my friend, Mitch Boehm, is pushing forward with the magazine and I'm putting a piece of his email to me here so hopefully people will check Motorcycle-Retro out. He also sent me an early copy of the press release but it's not going out until next week so I'm sittin on it for now.
If you grew up with these older bikes like I did then this will be a real treat for you. Mitch is working his tail off to get this going full tilt with a lot of his own money and sweat. It's a quarterly print magazine, for now, and is chocked full of great information and pictures. Oh! And if your thinking about resurrecting an older bike and can't find information to make it period correct ... this magazine IS for you. Please give the website a look, which is in it's infancy, but should give a great idea of things to come. Your gonna love this magazine like I did my first issue when it was "Motorcyclistretro" but is now being Re-launched as Motorcycle Retro. It will still have the same great concept with perhaps a few extras thrown in. Mine, I read it, the whole thing, from cover to cover in one night because it was hard to put down.


"The big news is twofold: Our website is finally live (in limited scope at this point), and we’ve begun taking subscription orders! Yep, all true. You can now subscribe to Motorcycle Retro! The easy way is click on the website – http://www.motorcycleretro.com/ - and download the PDF order form, which you then fill out and mail along with a check or money order to the address on the form. (The address is also below.) Once our full site goes live sometime at the end of February we’ll add secure credit-card transaction capability. I’ll be sure to contact you when that happens.

We’ve got a heck of a story list lined up for this year’s issues, including features on Malcolm Smith, Hodaka, Honda’s Interceptors, Roger DeCoster, Suzuki’s MX history and T-series/GT two strokes, 50 years of Honda ads, The Roberts Chronicles, Yamaha TZ750, Jeff Ward’s early years, Eddie Lawson, Freddie Spencer, Team Honda’s domination of the 1970s and ’80s, Suzuki’s Water Buffalo, the Japanese Turbos, Honda’s CBX, Mini Trail and Trail 70, Tecumseh/Briggs and Stratton minibikes, and a whole lot more. I’d also like to hear what stories you’d like to read, so ping me with your ideas."

Mitch Boehm
Motorcycle Retro
PO Box 202
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

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