A fascinating expose of the culture of the cafe racer - a motorcycle culture which emerged from WWII in the UK and the USA. Today, it's in the midst of a huge restrspective.
, an avid motorcyclist who has never owned a car, has studied the British cult of the Cafe racer for many years. A Cafe racer is a street motorcycle made to take on the stark, minimalist look of a racing machine. As a staff writer for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in Pennsylvania, USA Seate also knows how to tell a story. He has conducted dozens of interviews with riders and builders, many now reliving their youth again, that of an original “rocker.” The building of Cafe racers themselves is at an all time high to the extent that several well-known motorcycle manufacturers are busy launching their own Cafe Racer model thus making it easier for all to join the revivalist “movement.”
is a journalist living in Pittsburgh, PA. He began riding motorcycles at the age of 16, and 26 years later, has still not bothered to learn how to drive a car. His columns on city living appear three times each week in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and he has written hundreds of feature stories and opinion columns for motorcycle enthusiast publications, including Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Super Streetbike, Street and Strip, Classic Bike, Motorcycle News, Long Riders, and IronWorks. Mike has written a number of books, including Choppers: Heavy Metal Art, Technochop, How to Build a