The Motorbike Show
Presented by Harley-Davidson
Henry Cole is one of those slightly eccentric, yet charming Brits who just happens to be mad about motorcycles. His show appears weekly on ITV in the UK; however, in the USA, Cole is relatively unknown.
The magazine style show has Cole and friends restoring, showing, buying, and riding motorcycles of all ages and description—all presented in an engaging and humorous style.
Cole, who was educated at Eton and owner of production company HCA Entertainment, has over 32 years in the TV and movie industry. His passion resides in motorcycles and restoring vintage machinery.
Besides “The Motorbike Show,” Cole, who speaks publicly about his battle with heroin addiction in his early 20s, is also the presenter of the Travel Channel Worldwide’s “World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides” and “Shed and Buried,” along with Channel 4’s “Find It, Fix It, Flog It.”
When he’s not presenting or directing—Cole has directed over 70 TV commercials for top brands like Mastercard and Amstrad—he’s running the show at Gladstone Motorcycles.
The custom British Motorcycle shop is not named after Cole’s great-great uncle, William Ewart Gladstone the Prime Minister, but rather his great uncle Dick “Redbeard” Gladstone, “a true British eccentric who instigated Henry’s passion for classic British motorcycles at the tender age of eight.”
And he doesn’t just build or talk about motorcycles, he also races them; he is the world land speed record holder for pre-1955 750cc motorcycles, and rides every year for Brough Superior and Gladstone at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
New episodes are published monthly, on the first Friday of each month.
The Motorbike Show, Episode 1
The Motorbike Show, Episode 2