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Backmarker: Blind Ambition

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Matt Wadsworth is a 37-year-old musician attempting a world-record motorcycle jump. Did we mention he's also been blind since birth?

Backmarker: John Stein

Thursday, November 10, 2011
This month our Backmarker correspondent sticks with drag racing, speaking with author John Stein, who penned a history of the sport.

Backmarker: Tony Thacker

Thursday, October 6, 2011
This month our Backmarker chats up English transplant Tony Thacker, director of the NHRA museum in Pomona on his love of hot rods and drag bikes.

Backmarker: James Parker’s New Mission

Thursday, September 8, 2011
James Parker is making news with his electric tinkering at Mission Motors, but the designer still hasn’t given up on replacing the industry’s front fork bent.

Backmarker: Mert Lawwill

Thursday, August 4, 2011
Our Backmarker chats with racing legend Mert Lawwill and how one famous friend, Steve McQueen, provided a helping hand after an accident.

Backmarker: Flat Tracker Jason Griffin

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Jason Griffin may be an arm down on his competition, but the Carolina racer hits the AMA Flat Track circuits with plenty of heart.

Backmarker: Old Meets New at 2011 Isle of Man

Thursday, June 2, 2011
Gardiner explores Peter Gagan’s replica 1911 Indian and the advances in EV technology – all of which to be seen at the 2011 Isle of Man TT.

Backmarker: Indian Reborn Yet Again

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
This month’s Backmarker focuses on the historic American marque Indian – the prestigious origins, messy recent past and its potential future under the guidance of new owner, Polaris Industries.

Backmarker: Nuclear Cowboyz Inception

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Backmarker makes its Motorcycle USA debut with motojournalist Mark Gardiner recounting the creation of perhaps the future of freestyle motocross – Micky Dymond’s one-of-a-kind Nuclear Cowboyz show.