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  • Originally posted by pisten-bully View Post
    The Champs (...what did I win? )
    Well the prize drawer is a little empty now but you are held in our highest esteem. Yes the Sax Centric Champs.

    Mike Love

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    • Originally posted by Jerry Wieland View Post
      Love the horns on the helmet but what would happen if he ever laid it down.

      Jerry
      Jerry - that is a good question with a fairing like that I guess you have to ride it out?

      Mike

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      • Vintage Pic of the Day - October 27, 2020

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        Keeping a board toddler on track

        Mike Love

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        • Vintage Pic of the Day - October 28, 2020

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          Let me paraphrase (but I'll put it in a quote box for emphasis) what the original poster said about this image on the AMCA Facebook page. Thanks to member Tom Finn for sharing. Basically the OP was looking for details about this prototype that never moved forward.

          Does anyone have more info about this four cylinder on the photo found in the National Archives? Caption mentions a "Military Ordinance Motorcycle" Was in experimental stages when armistice [assuming WW II] was signed. Samples built by Military Corporation Jersey City, NJ.
          I'd be interested in more info as well. Final drive and frame are interesting.

          Mike Love

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          • Originally posted by ihrescue View Post
            Vintage Pic of the Day - October 28, 2020

            [ATTACH=CONFIG]30108[/ATTACH]

            Let me paraphrase (but I'll put it in a quote box for emphasis) what the original poster said about this image on the AMCA Facebook page. Thanks to member Tom Finn for sharing. Basically the OP was looking for details about this prototype that never moved forward.



            I'd be interested in more info as well. Final drive and frame are interesting.

            Mike Love
            It resembles the Militor from this video. I understand that Militor Corporation went through an number of Branding or name changes. https://youtu.be/tVdzVUx8Dow


            Mike Love

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            • I believe it is a Militor in origin but there are some deviations from stock. Probably due to military specifications for the WW1. This Militor looks like the later configuration and the Rogers sidecar is probably later teens. My guess is this was built in late 1917 into 1918. Sadly, Militor was done by 1920.
              Eric Smith
              AMCA #886

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              • Found out yesterday that Mischler's Harley-Davidson and BMW of Beaver Dam, Wis. will be closing forever on Dec. 23 after 62 years as a Harley dealer. I first went there in 1968 or 69 to get my brother's 1952 K Model repaired. Bad second gear, which was common, and they would have to split the cases. They wouldn't do it and told us to buy another bike. Here are some photos of the Trapp Brother's Dealership that preceded Mischler's.
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                • Yes it looks like a Militor, without the spoked wheels - maybe hidden by the discs - or the hub steering. I don't have much sympathy for the Militaire/Militor idea. It was launched as a car on two wheels at a time when you could buy a Model T Ford with four wheels for nearly the same, or less by 1920. I guess the company tried the later versions on the military as they would be the only ones prepared to pay for a low volume specialist vehicle. But putting on the sidecar just emphasises the lack of price competitiveness with early pickups or trucks.
                  vlheaven@aol.com

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                  • pops H-D.jpg
                    My pop around 1950

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                    • Originally posted by pem View Post
                      Found out yesterday that Mischler's Harley-Davidson and BMW of Beaver Dam, Wis. will be closing forever on Dec. 23 after 62 years as a Harley dealer. I first went there in 1968 or 69 to get my brother's 1952 K Model repaired. Bad second gear, which was common, and they would have to split the cases. They wouldn't do it and told us to buy another bike. Here are some photos of the Trapp Brother's Dealership that preceded Mischler's.
                      I don't have much info on the Trapp's but that might be their sister Mary seated on the '37 in the first photo. And in 1937 Mike was involved in a motorcycling road accident in Sherwood WI that turned tragic when his female passenger died as a result of her injuries. He used too much brake rounding a curve on a wet road and they ended up in the ditch, Mike suffered only minor injury. There are many great photos of the Trapp's in Herb's Revolutionary Motorcycles book, I think the H-D Museum has Mary Trapp's photo albums.
                      Last edited by badger34; 10-29-2020, 12:18 PM.

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                      • Vintage Pic of the Day - October 29, 2020

                        Assembly line for scooters as far as you can see. Very cool looking architecture in this factory.

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                        Mike Love

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                        • More photos from Beaver Dam area.
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                          • Vintage Pic of the Day - October 30, 2020

                            In the days when the early cyclists followed ancient trails. Can you name this munition?

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                            Mike Love

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                            • Originally posted by exeric View Post
                              I believe it is a Militor in origin but there are some deviations from stock. Probably due to military specifications for the WW1. This Militor looks like the later configuration and the Rogers sidecar is probably later teens. My guess is this was built in late 1917 into 1918. Sadly, Militor was done by 1920.
                              Thanks Eric and I was thinking because of the modern looking design that it was much later - WW II. Too bad we lost so many companies in that era (and The Great Deppression). The competition could have been good for design and innovation.

                              Mike Love

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                              • Originally posted by ihrescue View Post
                                Vintage Pic of the Day - October 30, 2020

                                In the days when the early cyclists followed ancient trails. Can you name this munition?

                                [ATTACH=CONFIG]30123[/ATTACH]

                                Mike Love
                                The rider looks like Erwin Baker, and the motorcycle would be an 1918 or later PowerPlus.
                                Eric Smith
                                AMCA #886

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