Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Albuquerque Dragway

These old photos so remind me of the dragway as a kid. I never went to the races legitimately but used to ride up to the strip from the Big Dig pretty regularly. Every race I ever saw was from behind a chain link fence.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Rudolph Brothers Indian

Bill and Norman Rudolph with a load of surplus Harley WLA’s.  The photo was taken in September of 1944. Maybe my bike is one of the bikes in that load. My brother Rob’s ‘48 Chief also has known Rudolph Brothers Indian ties. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Queen City Motorcycle Club

Don contacted me a few weeks ago and shared these photo of a Queen City motorcycle club he bought a whole back. Pretty cool. Thanks Don.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Seattle Motorcycle Club

Don contacted me recently and shared this photo of a Seattle Motorcycle Club pin he bought. The pin is thought to be the only one still in existence. The Seattle Motorcycle Club was one of the earliest clubs in the Pacific Northwest, starting in 1909. They were very active and ran a number of long distance reliability runs.

Thanks for sharing Don.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Start ‘em Young

My two year old nephew has got the bug. I suspect it’s genetic. Going forward, I’m sorry Lauren for any part I may contribute to all the laundry, cooking utensils that disappear in the garage and engine rebuilds on the kitchen table you may have to endure.


Saturday, April 4, 2020


Seattle bon vivant and amateur photographer Max Loudon took this photo featuring his Indian Motorcycle during the 1918 pandemic. His sister Grace Loudon McAdams, second from the right, perches side saddle amidst masked friends on a Third Avenue sidewalk half a block south of Washington Street.

Albuquerque Dragway 1961

This is not mine but it’s too cool not to post.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Triumph Dirt Drag

Ever wonder what the weak point is when you dirt drag (ala TROG) a Triumph 500? TROG is apparently afraid to let us find out (they only accept America motorcycles). Full historically correct, the AMA always tried to fix racing for HD/Indian too. At any rate it appears first gear was not intended for heavily loaded 4500 RPM starts.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Howdy Partner


1478cc Opel watercooled four-cylinder inline engine
36 bhp. 3440 lbs. Top speed 44 mph. I can’t really say why but it’s on my bucket list to ride one.

Saturday, March 21, 2020