Daytona Motorcycle Madness, 1948

Wow. Found this link on Cyril Huze’s blog and it’s awesome. Motorcycling back in the day was just the epitome of cool. The leather, the riding caps, the chicks with garish red lipstick and funky hairdo’s, and of course the amazing Indian motorcycles. It’s certainly a different scene today. Though motorcycling is as big as ever, I think we’ve lost a lot of the romance of those early years. Check out this Life magazine slide show for a peek into the motorcycling scene as it was 60 years ago.

Daytona Motorcycle Madness, 1948 Slide show