Art Birk purchased a basket case the family called “a bucket of bolts”

Arthur “Art” or “Red” Birk rode motorcycles in his youth. He was always interested in vehicles and making them run or run faster. He was employed at Torrington as a precision grinder grinding ball bearings of many sizes, then later at DePuy Orthopedics as a machinist responsible for grinding the ball part of  hip implants. Art’s passion Read more

1946 Indian Chief with Indian Sidecar

The final “skirted fender” Indian Chief is a proven American Classic, a very lasting design which has always epitomized the Indian brand. Indian released the Indian Chief in 1922, twenty years after they began manufacturing. It is probably their most widely known design, famous for the streamlined skirted fenders and fuel and oil tanks it Read more

1976 Maico 250/5 AW

A 1976 Popular Cycling road test of the Maico 250 AW awarded 99 out of a possible 100 points for the motocross bike. And reading early 1970’s motorcycle journals, the Maico is the weapon of choice. Maico lore also holds that not all Maicos were dependable, sometimes vibrated themselves apart, hence the “Maico-Breako” moniker has stuck through Read more

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