Restoring vintage motorcycles leads to change in career

Shasta Smith shares the story of her Vintage Monkey motorcycle shop

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Shasta Smith started riding motorcycles as a teenager. Although she had a profession as an interior architect, she also was restoring vintage motorcycles in her garage.

A friend suggested she share her work via the internet and that led to an audience and the establishment of Vintage Monkey, a restoration company and motorcycle exhibition center with a 2-year waiting list.

The Wall Street Journal shares her story in this video.


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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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