Rider, racer, collector, writer, ambassador, dealmaker: Motorcycles.
In past life, tech start up founder, corporate thug and suit wearer.
Little Italy, Manhattan
Facing eviction for airbnb’ing a 5000sf loft on Mulberry St and searching for an alternative way to keep the massive penthouse that didn’t violate the lease, the idea to create New York City Motorcycle Club was born.
As a longtime member of pioneering automotive social club, Classic Car Club, in both its London and New York locations, I was drawn to the idea of creating a space where like-minded enthusiasts of vintage motorcycles - of which mine were scattered across NYC boroughs and jersey city NJ - could unite in common passion. A place where membership unlocked an elevator that whisked you up and into a private 6th floor motorcycle infused oasis smack in the middle of the concrete jungle.
Despite 100 to 1 odds against, the violations with the NYC Dept of Buildings were dismissed. Penthouse crisis averted .
But the jeannie was already out of the bottle…with hats, teeshi, Instagramts a VW Eurovan and a bunch of old motorcycles.
First NYCMC group ride held, from New York City to New Jersey Motorsports Park to watch vintage racing.
Attends final vintage race as a spectator, purchases a racebike at Barber Motorsports annual Vintage Festival in Alabama
New York City Motorcycles racing team enters the American Historic Race Motorcycle Association national series, running an ex-Tim Joyce Triumph 500 at events from coast to coast. Combining national road racing with frequent access to private race motorcycle collections, New York City Motorcycles takes first consignments, expands vintage motorcycle acquisitions for restoration and resale.
New York City Motorcycles showroom and shop opens in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
New York City Motorcycles relocates to 3 garages and a small workshop beside Deus ex Machina Motorcycles in Venice, California.
Bricks and mortar shop in Brooklyn is replaced with social media and an Airstream traveling, racing, buying and selling motorcycles across the land.
Adds a location in Japan, located in Chigasaki, Kanagawa prefecture. motorcycle