1956 Nimbus 750 Four

In Denmark around 1918, Peder Fisker and H.M. Nielsen prototyped a four cylinder motorcycle. But it was Fisker and his sons who, around 1930, brought real success with a new in-line four cylinder design. Generally inventive types in Denmark, Fisker and Nielsen were the first to invent and manufacture vacuum cleaners in Europe. Though they didn’t Read more

Harley-Davidson “Parallelogram” Pro Gas Hillclimber Built by Tom Reiser

THE BUILDER and RACER: Tom Reiser Tom Reiser was introduced to motorcycles by his father who bought a used 1948 Harley-Davidson FLH and involved Tom in construction of a sidecar. This rig was not so much recreational as it was family transportation. That was 1954 when Tom was nearing 16, and he was bitten hard by the motorcycle bug. Living Read more

Elmer Trett’s Mountain Magic

Recently, Elmer Trett’s daughter Gina visited the National Motorcycle Museum. She had never visited the Museum before and was at once pleased and awestruck to see her father’s Mountain Magic drag bike displayed. It’s been just over 20 years since Trett’s 1996 fatal crash at the NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis. Indy is also where in 1983 Trett Read more

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