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European Motorcycles

Sources and Contributors

A partial list of authors, books, publications, correspondence and other resources used to compile this site.
Images have been supplied by motorcycle enthusiasts and professionals - dealers, importers, auctioneers, manufacturers, artists, photographers, clubs, historians and restorers.

Auctions and Sales


H & H Classic Auctions UK
ManxNortonForSale.co.uk,, BuyVintage.co.uk, Kruse International, LegendsoftheMotorcycle.com, Maratos Antiques of Greece and others are listed in the section on Auctions and Sales

Books, Periodicals & Publishers

Authors include Tragastch, Bourdache, Peter Henshaw, Bob Currie, Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. See Bibliography

Magazines and journals include
The Motor Cycle, Motor Cycling, Classic Motorcycle and many others
Extensive information about the magazine collection at Classic Motorcycle Memorabilia
Motor Sports Magazine have archives dating back to the 1920s.

Museums and Collections


The National Motorcycle Museum of Australia
Wanaka Toy & Transport Museum
The Owen Collection
The Allen Museum of Boston
Images from European museums by Klaus Nahr
Many more listed here: Museums and Collections

Historians and Researchers


Hartmut Schouwer, German specialist
Phil Aynsley
Eric Tindal of the VMCC
Andrew Aborygeniusz, Eastern Bloc
Denis Quinlan, Velobanjogent
Murray Barnard, Ozebook
Historians and Researchers

Collectors and Enthusiasts

Jonathon Hayt of Arizona
Paul Markham of Australia, Eugene Smith of Arkansas
Byron Bay Motorcycles, Australia
Immagina by Gyp
Rick Zolla, Montanaman
Roger Henderson, Yorkshire
Nathan Dodge
Axel Boehmert
Mike Christopher
Todd Koehn, WI
Hans Smid
Dave Morgan, Australia
Robert Livingstone, Argentina
Pekka Puoskari, Finland.
Gravitat-OFF
See Collectors & Enthusiasts

British Sources

Wolverhampton History & Heritage Website, Jampot, Barnstormers, Motos Anglaises...

Archive.org has numerous of pages from The Motor Cycle.
Grace's Guide
British Resources

French Sources

Club Ydral, JLB-Creations, Cycle Memory, Chez Alice, Les Vieilles Chaînes Villefranchoises, Thierry Heurlin, François-Marie Dumas, Velosolex, Les Monet-Goyon & Koehler-Escoffier sur le Net...
French Resources

Italian Sources


Moto di Lombardia, Milan region.
Motoclubstoricoconti.it Italian marque information
Bill Irwin of thebikemuseum.com
Jon Bertelli: Maserati
Aspes Navaho
Hessink's Veilingen
Franco Bonadonna, Itom
Colin Jones, Itom

Ancillotti
Italian Resources

German Sources


The GTU has a large database of German manufacturers.
Horst Mennig, Denia
DKW Motorrad Club
JF
German Resources

Austrian Sources


Virtuelles Kraftfahrzeug Museum Austria (voz.co.at)
Motorradveteranenclub Attnang Puchheim
Austrian Resources

Other Sources


raketsport.com has information on numerous models from the prodigious Scandinavian manufacturer Crescent.
The Moped Army has tomes of literature about the mighty moped.
Motos Antigua
motorbike-search-engine.co.uk has been helpful with data on many antique machines.
Belgian Motorcycle Rally images courtesy Erard of Oldtimersweb.be
Craig Howell of thecreeper.net
Monet Goyon and other images courtesy The Naked Maicomobil
Superia courtesy superiabromfietsen

Information on Swedish marques from an archive of www.konditori100.se, and also from bjorns-story.se

Atlas Cards whose archive of collector cards has been enormously helpful. More about Atlas here: Classic Motorcycle Memorabilia

Archived Sites


References are made to sites which no longer exist and may only be found by digging deep into the Wayback Machine, some of which have been archived on this site

Open Source information

Archivio dell’Enciclopedia italiana
Istituto per i beni artistici culturali e naturali
Wikipedia including Wikipedia NL

National Library of Australia - a treasure trove
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Detroit Public Library

Special Mention


Sheldon Aubut, the founder of this site.

Apologies to the many who as yet lack attribution.


Anderson Stands
Anderson Stands
Motorcycle Stands and Workshop Lifts for Sports Bikes and Cruisers
Front and rear stands, single side swingarm stands, workbenches...