Bessie Stringfield Became Miami’s “Motorcycle Queen” (Cool Weird Awesome 806)

It's National Motorcycle Day, so it's a perfect day to tell the story of one of the most legendary riders of all time: Bessie Stringfield, whose cross country trips and daring won her the name "Motorcycle Queen of Miami."

By |2022-07-08T07:22:15-04:00July 8, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The Motorcycling Sisters Who Rode For The Right To Vote (Cool Weird Awesome 268)

It's the birthday of Augusta Van Buren, who joined her sister Adeline for a cross-country motorcycle trip in 1916 to win support for the suffragist movement. And what a trip it was. Plus: if you're one of the many people stocking up on bathroom tissue these days, note that the largest roll ever made is in Missouri - but it's not for sale.

A Guy In Michigan Drives A Banana Car (Cool Weird Awesome 178)

The busiest travel season of the year is getting underway, so here's a story about a vehicle right out of Richard Scarry’s Busytown: the Big Banana Car, which is a 15 foot long banana with four seats on the frame of a Ford F-150. Plus: the Volkspod is a motor scooter made with upcycled parts from old-school Volkswagen Beetles!

By |2019-11-25T06:27:51-05:00November 25, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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