I’m a English chap with a fondness for old cars and modern motorcycles. My day job is running two companies, one in the UK, one in California, that supply process validation equipment to large food manufacturers and engineering facilities around the world. I’m also a mature student undertaking a PhD research project at the London College of Fashion. My work focuses on British motorcycle clothing in the post War period, from 1945 to 1965. I work with material culture, oral history and subcultural theory to understand the role of social groups in British culture in the mid 20th century. I’m also interested in the practice and history of traditional bespoke tailoring in London’s Savile Row. I write about all aspects of motorcycle culture from the 1940s to the present day.
My wife and I live in Pasadena, California with our two whippets, in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and a few minutes ride from the legendary Angeles Crest Highway.