1957 Simplex Servi-Cycle

American motorcycle manufacturing is great for its entrepreneurs. Right from the beginning we see ambitious, inventive people taking an idea and working to build a company, make an innovative product that sells well. But that didn’t stop with the American motorcycle industry shrinking from over 200 companies to just three after the crash of 1929, Read more

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

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