Lonnie James Isam, Jr

The world of antique motorcycling mourns the loss of one of their most beloved and respected personalities. With his parents by his side, Lonnie Isam, Jr. quietly lost his long and hard-fought battle with cancer on August 20, 2017 at his home in Sturgis, South Dakota. Born May 7, 1969 in Edmonds, Washington and raised as the only child of Lonnie Read more

1947 Douglas T35S

Much like some Moto Guzzis from the pre-World War II era, at first glance there’s nothing special about the design of this Douglas. A closer look at Douglas motorcycles reveals all sorts of interesting technology and design. Douglas, a brand not widely imported into America, innovated well beyond the "big three" British manufacturers. Some Read more

2001 Indian Chief “Centennial”

Indian as a motorcycle brand dates back to the 1901 launch of the first Indian motorcycle by George Hendee and Oscar Hedstrom in Springfield, Massachusetts. The machine’s origins are a bicycle racing pacer engineered by Hedstrom and some creative marketing thinking by Hendee. Hedstrom was building pacer motorcycles. Hendee felt it could be more Read more

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