Thompson, Frank Conner, Sam Moses, Art Friedman, Jeff Karr, Paul Dean, Michael Jordan, Larry Works, Charles Everitt, Ron Lawson, Jerry Smith, Riley Tharp, Joe Kress and on and on. Many products featured on this site were editorially chosen. It was a fabulous coinsidence. In 1978 Cycle Guide’s owner George Dougherty, brought in Car and Driver’s executive editor Steve Thompson to do a complete overhaul of the magazine.

In the Archives of Cyclenews, select the edition you wish to view. One day there was a particular girl standing around so he needed to make a particular impression, which he did by crashing right in front of her.

Price: $29.95 Publication Date: January 1950 View Details. Setright, Ted West, George Larson and young up-and-coming photographers like Patrick Behar, David Dewhurst and Tom Riles. I’d forgotten about the chromed Motorcycles of the Year. Cycle Guide Magazine was one of the countless special interest magazines that popped up in the 1960s and ‘70s. Cycle Magazine.

Cycle February 1950. We use cookies and browser activity to improve your experience and personalize both the content and advertising you see. January 1950, Publication Date: Hachette Filipacchi closed Cycle in the early 1990s, much to the chagrin of its many fans. [7] Neilson was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2006. I remember that article. In April of that year both were sold to Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.[5] The company folded the magazine to focus on its another magazine, Cycle World.[4]. We’d gone from monthly to nine issues a year in the last year or two.”.

Copyright 2020 CycleNews. During its heyday, in the 1970s and 1980s, it had a circulation of more than 500,000 and was headquartered in Westlake Village, California, near the canyon roads of the Santa Monica Mountains, where Cycle's editors frequently road tested and photographed test bikes. And with that the 20-year history of Cycle Guide came to an end. Art was at Cycle Guide in the mid-’70s before moving to Motorcyclist. All of this was done on a shoestring budget when compared to the other three major motorcycle books. Thompson said he felt that the magazine was very close to being killed and his hiring was a last-ditch effort by Dougherty to save the magazine. Do you want to relive the great history of motorcycling, learn more about the amazing bikes and personalities that helped build the sport or simply find your name in the results section from races long ago? Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I totaled the bike and dislocated my shoulder. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The following summer when I went home i rummaged through the old mags for hours but I finally found the issue.

Thanks for the memories!

In the story he told of “racing” his bike (Triumph?) Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. In the early 1990s, Anderson, Jennings, and Kevin Cameron (and others) founded "Wheelbase," a pioneering on-line subscription-based electronic magazine for motorcycle and car enthusiasts. ® – and one of the most popular publications among … Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I guess it all worked out in the end, but I forgot about it. “I remember the first test I did for the magazine was a Kawasaki KZ650. Cycle was an American motorcycling enthusiast magazine, published from the early 1950s through the early 1990s. Schilling, who worked for Cycle for nearly 20 years, is best known for his exceptional race-tuning expertise and for connecting his readers to the heart of the motorcycling experience.

[6]. “Dangerous Dain” became the face of Cycle Guide and interestingly enough Dain says that was by design. Photographers had to be creative to come up with a shot that would work on Cycle Guide's contents page. He kept wanting to see if I could shorten the distance even more and final I just nailed the brakes with all I had and bam!

I read it without paying much attention to the details.

“I think Steve (Thompson) realized it was important to have a “name” editor and they cultivated that with me,” Gingerelli said.

Steve Anderson, previously with Cycle World, became editor-in-chief. “Part of it was I was the sport editor and I got to ride all the cool race bikes. Dean Adams of Superbike Planet.com described it as "essentially what we know now as a web site, produced before the majority of the world was aware the Internet existed." ( Log Out /  http://cycleguidemagazine.blogspot.com/ The magazine was launched in 1967 by Kable News Company, one of the nation’s leading magazine distribution companies. They used full-page photos of motorcycles at speed from unique angles for the background of their contents page. During its heyday, in the 1970s and 1980s, it had a circulation of more than 500,000 and was headquartered in Westlake Village, California, near the canyon roads of the Santa Monica Mountains, where Cycle's editors frequently road tested and photographed test bikes.

As a magazine-format, space was limited and although road-race and off-road sport reportage was always present, Motor Cycle enjoyed a reputation more as a technically based periodical. Cycle Guide tested Honda's gorgeous CB1100R in the Nov. 1981 issue. Still Cycle Guide was about half the circulation of the big three – Cycle, Cycle World and Motorcyclist. Does any one know if any of the editors of Cycle Guide went to Beliot? Originally Cycle Guide was intended for the do-it-yourself motorcycle rider and tinkerer, with detailed articles on how to work on your bike. That cost a huge amount of money which CBS had. 2017 © Rider Files, Cycle World » Tools for Fools, Cont’d—By Steve Thompson, AMA Racing Vintage National Dirt Track Championship Series will kick off during Bike Week. For Cycle (the members' magazine of the Cyclists' Touring Club, UK), see, Biographical History and Scrapbook of Floyd Clymer: 1895-1970, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Biography: Floyd Clymer, Vaughn, Mark, West Coast Editor. In addition to being a journalist, he was also a successful motorcycle racer, best known for a much celebrated 1977 Daytona Superbike win on a Phil Schilling-tuned Ducati 750 Supersport nicknamed "Old Blue" and "the California Hot Rod." Also multiple editors gave their own mini-reviews of a motorcycle being tested and they could disagree with one another. 766 items from Cycle Magazine (includes out-of-stock items) Sort by: Exclude: Out-of-Stock Date (YYYY or YYYYMM or YYYYMMDD): From To Cycle January 1950. September 1950, Publication Date: up the street in front of the frat houses and making the 90 degree turn in front of the dorms. “George (Dougherty) was extremely stingy. In addition they brought a slew of talented contributing writers such as famous Brit motoring journalist L.K.J. Among contributors was cartoonist Tom Medley, best known for Stroker McGurk; he would create an equivalent character, Flat Out Snodgrass, for Cycle.

At the hospital Paul was with me and he said, ‘I hope this doesn’t change you mind about coming to work for the magazine.’”, Cycle Guide published until 1987. Page 1 of 52 | Next.

January 1951, Publication Date: Cycle News - Archive Issues - 1990's Cycle News - Archive Issues - 2000's This collection includes all of our Cycle News - Archive Issues - 1970's Flipbooks

Home Cycle News Magazine Archives For nearly 50 years, Cycle News has covered the sport of motorcycling with a weekly magazine. Unlike reunions held by staffers of Cycle Magazine, there was just one attempt to do the same for former Cycle Guide alumni, but for some reason according to Thompson know one seemed particularly interested. Neilson, popular for his irreverent, entertaining, and insightful writing, was promoted to editor in 1969, at the age of 26. P. Thomas Sargent was publisher.

When Honda came out with its stunning line of V-4s in 1982, Cycle Guide called it the dawn of a new age. I tried again and did better.

That gave me a lot of exposure to the readers.”. Many of Cycle's former writers and contributors still work in the motorcycle industry or for other motorcycle or automotive publications. It was as close as you could get to a four-stroke Formula One bike at the time.

Cycle Guide grew rapidly to a circulation of around 90,000 by the early 1970s to become one of the larger motorcycle books. October 1950, Publication Date:

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Do you want to relive the great history of motorcycling, learn more about the amazing bikes and personalities that helped build the sport or simply find your name in the results section from races long ago?

Cycle was founded by Robert E. Petersen of Trend Inc. and Petersen Publishing, which also published Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines. Sure enough when Jeff Karr left Paul Dean got in touch with me. It worked. But the real star to emerge from Cycle Guide was a young west coast road racing champion named Dain Gingerelli.
“Some really talented people were in those pages,” Thompson said. It spit me down.

When I was in high school in the late seventies I was a subscriber to Cycle Guide.

Below are a few FREE sample issues from each decade to show you what you can expect. Editors-in-chief were Gordon Jennings (1966-1969), Cook Neilson (1969-1979), and Phil Schilling (1979-1988).

For example when Paul Dean (former Cycle Guide editor) was hired at Cycle World, we, at the time I was writing for him, went to Laredo (Texas, at the Uniroyal 5-mile test track) with the then new GSXR750 and captured six or 12, I don’t remember, FIM world speed records.

( Log Out /  For nearly 50 years, Cycle News has covered the sport of motorcycling with a weekly magazine.
Cycle was an American motorcycling enthusiast magazine, published from the early 1950s through the early 1990s. “I think it was a bad ending for a lot of the people and that’s what they remembered.”, In the end Thompson said he is proud of what Cycle Guide was able to accomplish, especially given its financial constraints. Addeddate 2015-02-23 04:13:33 Google-id i8_7wR77B1UC Identifier bub_gb_i8_7wR77B1UC Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t5k96fz17 Ocr ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Pages 1703 [6] He was also editor-in-chief of Car and Driver Magazine, another Ziff-Davis publication, from 1970-1971.

Under Thompson’s guidance, and with the addition of some new editors, Cycle Guide took off and reached a circulation of 200,000 in February of 1981.

Thanks for the comments Stu.


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