Sunday Afternoon Links: The Vintage Selling Speed Edition

Found this very interesting story discussing vintage motorcycle advertisement @ the very cool web site The Vintagent:

The first motorcycle race started when the second motorcycle was built. And the first motorcycle advertisement was placed immediately post-finish, crowing the winner’s superiority. Motorcycle ads have a natural ‘hook’ in the lure of Speed, although manufacturers have had mixed feelings about selling what riders really wanted, deep down in their speed-demon souls. From the first days of the 20th Century, builders and buyers of motorcycles have played a complex dance around the subject of Speed, with the Industry anxious to spread a message of respectability and docility for their noisy, horse-scaring moto-bicycles, keeping a low profile about the exhilaration of pulling the throttle lever all the way back.

Be sure to visit The Vintagent for more pic’s and to read the rest of the interesting article.

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  • 5etester February 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks Steve. Go Lions! Oh, forgot they didn’t get invited to Indy.

    • steve February 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      One of these days, the Lions might advance past the second round of the playoffs.

  • Matt February 5, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Thanks for the link sir.

    • steve February 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      You are very welcome.

  • Robot February 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Thanks for the linkage my friend! Go Texans! Or something.

    • steve February 5, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      No problem-o Mr. Robot-O.

  • John Carey February 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Thanks for the link Steve. We very much appreciate my friend.

    • steve February 5, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      My pleasure. You guys always have something great to link to.

  • Shane February 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks for the link Steve. Our Lions will get there someday…maybe

    • steve February 5, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      You are very welcome. Some day the Lions might make it to the Super Bowl. Some day…

  • Bunkerville February 6, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Thanks for the link. I linked your Orman story. Just saying– good snag.

    • steve February 6, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      Thanks for the return linkage!

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  • Zilla February 7, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Thank you, Steve!

    • steve February 7, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      No problem Zilla.