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Backmarker: Ernst Degner and MZ Secrets
Thursday, July 18, 2013
MotoUSA's Backmarker shares the story of Ernst Degner, an East German motorcycle racer and engineer that defected from the MZ Grand Prix team and Communism in 1961.
Backmarker: Roger Willis & The Nazi TT
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Our Backmarker chats with IOM TT author Roger Willis, who relates the strange story of the TT trophies’ six-year absence and the post-war return from Nazi Germany.
Backmarker: Manx TT Postcard Part III
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
A visit to the Fairy Bridge, plenty of pub time and a memorable Senior TT give MotoUSA's Backmarker pause as he and his comrades live the final days of the 2013 Isle of Man TT.
Backmarker: Manx TT Postcard Part II
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Our Backmarker’s Isle of Man TT sojourn continues, shepherding his first-time Manx visitors to his favorite locales to watch the dramatic battles between John McGuinness and Michael Dunlop.
Backmarker: Manx TT Postcard
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Our Backmarker returns to the Isle of Man TT for the first time since his visit in 2002, when he ransomed his life for one shot at TT glory.
Backmarker: Austin The One Show
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Our Backmarker revisits his trip to the Texas MotoGP race at Circuit of the Americas – reporting on his time at Austin’s The One Show.
Backmarker: Austin's Power
Thursday, May 2, 2013
MotoUSA's Backmarker road trips to Austin for the inaugural MotoGP race at the Circuit of the Americas, finding joys and sorrows alike during the weekend.
Backmarker: Interview with Andrew Wheeler
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Our Backmarker sits down with Andrew Wheeler, one of the top motorcycle racing photographers working today, to discuss GP racing, horses, paddock girls and apartment rentals?
Backmarker: The Clandestine Interview
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Our Backmarker chats with Joe Campo, director of the online sitcom The Clandestine, a humorous spoof of motorcycle gangs.
Backmarker: Searching for Spadino
Thursday, March 21, 2013
MotoUSA's Backmarker recounts the story of Pierlucio 'Spadino' Tinazzi, an unassuming motorcyclist who perished while trying to save trapped motorists during the Mont Blanc Tunnel fire.
Backmarker: Breaking Down the "Bubba Scrub"
Thursday, March 7, 2013
MotoUSA's Backmarker applies the laws of physics to explain why the "Bubba Scrub" gives Supercross and Motocross riders an edge in competition.
Backmarker: Mike "Fass Mikey" Vils
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Our Backmarker catches up with Mike "Fass Mikey" Vils, who has painted race bikes for legends, missile launchers for the government, and he even gave Gary Nixon's Suzuki a pair of pink nipples.
Backmarker: "Dharma Bum" Locke McCorkle
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Channeling his inner Kerouac, Motorcycle USA's Backmarer, Mark Gardiner, profiles the man who served as inspiration for Sean Monahan in "Dharma Bums," Locke McCorkle
Backmarker: Return of MC Print?
Thursday, January 3, 2013
This month our Backmarker examines the changing editorial landscape of motorcycle journalism. Could there be a resurgence of print media in this digital age?
Backmarker: Production Bikes vs. MotoGP
Thursday, December 6, 2012
CRT bikes may have failed to compete in MotoGP, but bone stock production bikes have never been closer to GP performance. Our Backmarker weighs in…
Backmarker: Ralph Wayne Backyard Nationals
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Ralph Wayne's Vintage Backyard Nationals is a laid-back gathering of vintage enthusiasts in Kansas City. Our Backmarker investigates.
Backmarker: Cannonball Run 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Cannonball Run returns in 2012, featuring vintage motorcycles crossing the country, and our Backmarker shadows the ride as it meanders through Sturgis.
Backmarker: Bridgepoint’s Messy Marriage
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Bridgepoint Capital shook up the motorcycle racing scene with its acquisition of the MotoGP and World Superbike series. Now with news of a further merger of the two premier road racing series, our Backmarker weighs in.
Backmarker: Café Culture
Thursday, September 6, 2012
While at the 'Meet at the Ace' concours and vintage road ride at America's Car Museum, our Backmarker discovered, to his delight, that Café Culture is growing here in the States.
Backmarker: Passing of Racing Legends
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Our Backmarker puzzles over the decision of Valentino Rossi and the ending of a Grand Prix career, as well as a eulogy for an Isle of Man institution – Vern Wallis.
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