European Motorcycles

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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
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.
Bruno Erard, Belgium
See Collectors & Enthusiasts

British Sources

Wolverhampton History & Heritage Website, Jampot, Barnstormers, Motos Anglaises...
Archive.org has numerous 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

Italian Resources

German Sources

The GTU has a large database of German manufacturers.
Horst Mennig, Denia
DKW Motorrad Club
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
Craig Howell of thecreeper.net
Monet Goyon, Maico 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

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
IOM Museum (Not strictly open source - read FAQ)

Special Mention
Sheldon Aubut, the founder of this site.

Apologies to the many who as yet lack attribution.