The Vintagent, a blog/web site created by San Francisco motorcycle enthusiast Paul D’Orleans is a treasure for those interested in learning about vintage machines. Girder forks, flat tanks, belt drives, Brooklands exhausts, exposed valve springs, Norton, Sunbeam and Velocette singles — it’s all here. Inspiring photographs, detailed descriptions, and thoughtful writing combine to bring antique motorcycles to a whole new level and to a whole new audience. Check it out.
Paul is a member of the Velocette Owner’s Club of North America. I met him at a Velo rally in Kamloops in 2003, where he spread out a myriad of interesting bits on a tarp. He helped out with a few parts that helped complete my 1946 MAC.