1960s Simplex Challenger Mark IV Dual-Engine

The 1960s and 70s had to have been the golden era for motorsports, at least simple ones like early snowmobiles, minibikes, and a kid’s dream ride like this 1960s Simplex Challenger Mark IV 580 dual-engine go-kart. This twin-engine project… more»

Fully Restored: 1947 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead

I admit I spent decades with no understanding of Harley-Davidson motorcycles and why they attract a strong following. I was raised on a diet of high-revving Japanese machines, failing to understand that a Harley is as much about the… more»

Barn Find: 1947 Whizzer-Monark Motorbike

Beginning before World War II but really taking off during the war as personal vehicle production slowed down and stopped in most cases, Whizzer made motors for bicycles, and most of us have heard of them and maybe even… more»

Field of Dreams: Everything Under the Sun!

Yates Center, Kansas seems to be the gathering place for old cars to die. That little town is at the crossroads of US-54 and US-75 in the eastern portion of the state. In a salvage yard there lies an… more»

Wrecked and Rusted: 1971 Dodge Challenger

Dodge was the last U.S. manufacturer to get into the “pony car” space, more than five years after the Ford Mustang created a huge stir. The Challenger would share the same new platform as the Plymouth Barracuda in 1970-74,… more»

Japanese Scooter: 1966 Fuji Rabbit Superflow

The Fuji Rabbit was the first scooter built in Japan after World War II. Some variants would remain in production from 1946 to 1968, serving as a competitor to the better-known Italian Vespa. This Superflow was considered a top-of-the-line… more»

Vintage V-Twin: 1919 Harley-Davidson Model 19F

We see a few classic Harley-Davidson motorcycles cross our desks at Barn Finds, but there have only been three older than this 1919 Model 19F. Its history is unclear, and its story is made more challenging because the seller… more»

Rebuilt Motor: 1947 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead

Older motorcycles are some of the strongest performers in the classic market, with examples like this 1947 Harley-Davidson EL highly prized. A previous owner restored this beauty, with the current owner recently treating it to an engine rebuild. It… more»

Pint-Size Classic: 1971 Honda CT-70

Logic suggests that smaller classics should pose less of a challenge for those writing about them than more sophisticated machinery, which is often the case. However, one will occasionally appear on our desks at Barn Finds which isn’t as… more»

Go Anywhere: 2005 Rokon Scout 2×2 With Trailer

Go anywhere, slowly. A vehicle from 2005 is newer than we usually show here on Barn Finds, home of vintage and classic finds – the dustier the better. Speaking of dust, this 2005 Rokon Scout 2×2 motorcycle can create… more»

Faux Patina: Restored 1947 Harley-Davidson FL

If ignorance is bliss, I spent decades as one of the happiest people on the planet. I used to view Harley-Davidsons unfavorably, failing to understand that these are more than mere motorcycles. Owning a Harley is a lifestyle choice,… more»

2025 Motorcycle Cannonball Candidate: 1926 Indian Chief

As I write this, 77 intrepid riders are riding vintage motorcycles across the United States competing in the 2023 Motorcycle Cannonball.  This biannual event is limited to motorcycles manufactured up to 1933 with limited modifications for the two-week plus… more»

A Long Winter’s Project: 1948 Royal Enfield Model J2

Even though summer still has us in its red-hot clutches, the inevitability of time assures us that winter is just around the corner.  It is during that time that folks north of the snow belt migrate into their garages… more»

1969 Rupp Roadster Twin-Engine Minibike!

If one engine is good, two engines are better, right? Yes, that’s almost always the case, at least when it comes to custom minibikes. 12 horsepower is a lot for a minibike and the seller of this custom 1969… more»

Patina You Can’t Fake: 1945 Harley-Davidson

In years past, collectors would put a lot of time and effort into restoring nearly every collectible vehicle to showroom new condition as a matter of course.  Leaving a vehicle with faded and chipped paint, torn upholstery, and a… more»

BF Auction: 1982 Honda C70 Passport

It’s impossible to argue with Honda’s success with motorcycles over the last several decades. Whether some folks would call this 1982 Honda C70 Passport a motorcycle or not is debatable, but as far as I’m concerned, almost anything with… more»