Merchants of Imagination
“Ultimately, we just want to share what moves us. The past and future don’t have to exist mutually exclusive of each other.”- Andrew Davidge, Founder
Out of Curiosity
We’re the products of our “take-it-apart-to-understand-it” childhoods, framed in sportscar-postered walls and nurtured by trips to Laguna Seca. Tireless hours spent in metalshop class and bike shops crafted our patience and perfected our craft. We’re the result of American blue collar manufacturing and the collarless creativity of Silicon Valley. Finding the profound in the mundane empowered our curiosity. Understanding why it clicked, where that wire went and how to make it faster saturated our imaginations. Rather than growing out of our curiosity, we grew into it.
“We’re borrowing a lot from the playbooks of bygone American manufacturing and applying that to the technology and design tools that we have today.”- Andrew Davidge, Founder
Finding Others Like Us
Our curiosity spilled into our parents’ garages and eventually found its way into the public. In 2013, Andrew Davidge—our founder and chief visionaire—took the first iterations of Vintage Electric bikes out into the wild and immediately captured the attention of like minded connoisseurs of the unique. Andrew took a few of the early bikes to a prestigious vintage car show in Monterey, California and that weekend, he segued the Vintage Electric vision into a business. Those first bikes were proof of concept that a vintage-inspired, battery-assisted pedal bike should be a thing and that other people shared the team’s vision. The unique and intriguing design was only outdone by the impeccable build quality and attention to detail. The Vintage Electric philosophy was substantiated and the operation inevitably grew out of his parent’s garage.
“Fortunately, we’ve gotten to work with amazing people along the way and been able to share our creations with many out-standing customers.”- Scott Brown, CEO
While a lot has changed since we took our first bikes to that vintage car show, our original vision has not. We will always look backwards to inspire what’s in front of us. We will always look to the future to find ways to make our bikes better, faster and stronger. We’re very proud of the amazing bikes that we’re building, but for us, the journey is the destination. We will never stop imagining and we will always find better ways to move people. Based in Santa Clara, California, we’re reimagining the electric bike genre. We’re merging a timeless aesthetic and cutting edge electric bike technology to build the best performing, best looking electric bicycle possible.