Backmarker Franz and Grubb
Backmarker: L.A. Confidential Pt. 1: Franz and Grubb

Article - Thursday, February 18, 2016

Tucked away in North Hollywood is Franz and Grubb Engines, where Dan Irving has developed a reputation as one of the most trusted vintage Triumph specialists in southern California.

Backmarker Harlan Flagg
Backmarker: Hollywood Electrics Harlan Flagg

Article - Thursday, February 4, 2016

MotoUSA’s Backmarker visits Harlan Flagg’s Hollywood Electrics shop and chats with motorcycling’s foremost ‘EV’angelist about the current state of electric motorcycles.

Calgarian Brock Downey sitting on a 1953 R51/3 BMW that he bought out near Vancouver in 2003.
Backmarker: The Ghost in the Machine

Article - Thursday, January 21, 2016

MotoUSA’s Backmarker relates the tale of a bike purchase with an unusual condition of purchase, which gives new meaning to Ghost in the Machine.

Backmarker New Years 2016.
Backmarker: An Unlikely New Year’s Resolution

Article - Friday, January 8, 2016

Our Backmarker proposes a New Year’s resolution for industry-wide, European-style tiered licensing for motorcyclists in the USA.

Backmarker Ghosts 2015
Backmarker: Ghosts of Biking Past, and Future

Article - Thursday, December 24, 2015

Our Backmarker looks at ways to bridge the gap between old, experienced motorcyclists and the new crop of millennial riders.

Backmarker Dan Mahony
Backmarker: Dan Mahony’s Photographic Ephemera

Article - Thursday, December 10, 2015

Our Backmarker laments the losses of Dan Mahony, a prolific AMA Flat Track photographer that recently lost his archive in a house fire.

Backmarker Gary Nixon
Backmarker: Gary Nixon and What Could Have Been

Article - Thursday, November 26, 2015

Our Backmarker looks at the tendrils which connect recent racing controversies to Gary Nixon and the 1976 FIM F750 Series.

Eddie Mulder Backmarker 2015
Backmarker: Checking in with Eddie Mulder

Article - Thursday, November 12, 2015

MotoUSA’s Backmarker checks in with Eddie Mulder, the former off-road and flat track racer turned Hollywood stuntman.

Motorcycles outnumbered trucks when Wondros Productions showed up a Superstition OHV area to shoot “Blow Off Steam”.
Backmarker: Toyota’s Amazing Motorcycle Ad

Article - Thursday, October 22, 2015

The best motorcycle advertisement of the year wasn’t made by a motorcycle company. Our Backmarker delivers the backstory of the Toyota Blow Off Steam ad.

Backmarker Richard Chase
Backmarker: Finishing Mike’s Collection

Article - Thursday, October 8, 2015

Our Backmarker finds his way to a man named Richard Chase, who has made a business out of snagging motorcycle deals off Craigslist.