Motor Maid Margaret Wilson, Eastern Iowa Motorcyclist, Dies

Many of us have known "Mike and Margaret" for several decades. Inseparable and always caring so much for each other, they were a great team of over 71 years. So we are saddened both for Mike, who survives Margaret and is in good health, and for the loss of Margaret to our community. Margaret was a woman diminutive in stature, grand in her participation, Read more

11th Annual East Central Iowa Sidecar Rally, September 6

Stop by the National Motorcycle Museum Saturday, September 6 and check out the wide variety of sidecar rigs ridden in for this one-day event, the 11th Annual East Central Iowa Sidecar Rally. Parked on the Museum's lawn you can see the Sidecar Rally show for free. Or if you ride in on a sidecar, you can enter the Rally for just $5*. That entry Read more

Indian Book Reviews

Although the National Motorcycle Museum has always had over 25 Indian motorcycles on display, as we mentioned in the June newsletter, recently a more formal expanded exhibit was created that traces Indian's history. The exhibit traces the brand's leadership and various shenanigans that took place over brand ownership. It also offers information on Indian's Read more

Father and Son Show Support for Ted Boody

Ted Boody was on the AMA Grand National Championship trail for about 12 years, 1976 to 1988. He was at times a Harley-Davidson factory rider and team mate of Jay Springsteen. In the 1980's he helped Honda develop their RS750 dirt track racer, a time when he began his "come back;" in 1985 he scored a career best of nine podium finishes. Boody was Read more

1936 BSA Y-13 V-Twin

Produced for only three years, the handsome BSA Y13 is today one of the rarest and most highly sought after of all 1930's BSAs. The company built only about 1,600 Y13s from 1936 to 1938. An upscale bike, somewhat a competitor to HRD/Vincent and Brough, it even has a two-speed range transmission for solo or sidecar use. Well styled, long and low, Read more

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