Our friends Wes and Grant at Hell for Leather Magazine have executed a brilliant plan—they’re avid motorcyclists (Wes freely admits to liking motorcycles better than cars, even though he was the editor of Jalopnik) and have infiltrated a car show. Drive is a YouTube channel that puts out a video every weekday from some of the best automotive journalists on the web. Yesterday, for instance, Mike Spinelli interviewed Chris Harris about technology in cars and if it is ruining them (our opinion: Yes! Too much technological firepower bloats cars and makes them less rewarding—and sometimes scary—to drive).
Episode 11 features English motorcycle racer Jamie Robinson blagging a ride in a vintage motorcycle race. It’s obvious from the first corner that he knows what he’s doing.
Since Hell for Leather’s series—RideApart—piggybacks on car-centric Drive, it doesn’t always cater to the most hardcore motorcyclists. That’s because they’re hoping to attract new riders from the car-enthusiast demographic. It’s a noble goal. During the latest episodes, the boys at Hell for Leather really seem to have gotten their stride, and Episode 11 may be our favorite yet.
The best part? It’s free. That’s in contrast to Hell for Leather Magazine itself, which famously employs a $1.99 / month charge for their content (we gladly pay). Check out the Drive channel on Youtube.