Our mission is to bring to life the rich history of early motorcycles by providing quality, hand-crafted, vintage motorbikes to our customers.
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I grew up with a warm affection towards anything and everything with wheels. From an early age, cruising the streets of my small hometown with my bicycle was a way of life. My friends and I would pass time by earning gnarly gashes and bruises from jumping our bikes on ever-growing plywood and dirt ramps. The pure mechanics of a bike made it easy to fix with our limited tools and abilities but we soon gained our experience with grease under our nails. The thrill of speed and danger fueled our adventurous minds to push the envelope further and further. My first real job was even at a local bike shop assembling bikes so I could blow my paycheck on more bike parts to use in that weekend's BMX race.
Over the years, that same passion and fervor for speed turned to cars and making them go faster. I worked at an auto shop and was submerged in car culture for nearly seven years while I finished high school and college and then married my high school sweetheart, Caroline. She used to joke that I married her because the first three letters of her name spelled c-a-r. Like most reasonable men, blowing money and time on modifying cars didn’t seem as much of a priority once married so I quickly parted ways with my fast and loud hobbies.
I spent the next several years anticipating the opportunity to bring back the adventure of wrenching and riding until I was introduced to Board Track Racing through an online article I stumbled across. I poured over the rich history of the early motorcycle and became a student of the simpler mechanics and clean lines of these beauties. The early motorcycles were, put simply, a bicycle with a motor jammed into it. When I started reading more about the ingenuity, hunger for speed, and the no-excuse-type-of-wrenching that I experienced growing up, I was inspired to build my first Board Track Racer tribute bike. The early Board Track Racing guys didn’t ride with brakes, had no throttle, and would race on embankments of 60 degrees to catapult them into the straightaways. These men were dangerous thrill seekers with an addiction to speed. Although Board Track Racing was short-lived because of its many dangers, these men left everything on the track and paved the way to modern racing with their oil stained faces and foot-long splinters. The bikes I build stand as tributes to the early days of motorcycling and the men who rode them.
Professional, talented artist with an eye for every last detail. Couldn't be happier with the product and customer service we received from Keith at Seymour Cycle Works! We will ABSOLUTELY be using SCW for our next vintage motorbike build!
Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it.
We offer fully functional, built-to-order four stroke (regular gas) or two stroke (mixed gas) powered tribute motorbikes using a combination of new and vintage parts. Most of the board track racers we sell can be used as display pieces in dealerships, man caves, private collections etc., but they are perfect for people who just enjoy riding as well.
We're capable of building a vintage style motorbike that looks like it rolled off the showroom floor as well as a brand new bike adorned with that 100 year old patina, "barn find" look.
You can contact us at [email protected] to setup a consultation appointment. Here, we will listen to your specific needs, budget, and goals for usage and develop a build delivery timeline based on acquisition of parts and estimated labor needed to complete the project. Once we decide on the details, a deposit of half is due with the remainder of agreed upon cost to be paid upon completion and final inspection. The cost can vary depending on many factors but we will guarantee your bike will be the only one on the block like it. Our costs can vary from $1500 for a display-only bike to upwards of $5000 for a daily rider with heavy duty components.
We even have options available where we can aquire the parts, build some or most the bike and allow you to finish with our support and education along the way. This can be ideal for those that want more of a hands on experience with their build. This is also a great option for a father-son project.
We do have bikes that we will occasionally auction off or sell that weren’t built to order for specific customers. There are many variants to this as these bikes become available. Please contact us to see if we have any current bikes that are about to be for sale.