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  • #91
    Originally posted by ihrescue View Post
    Vintage Pics of the Day - September 11, 2020

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    One more comment from the NCMC field meeting photo. Here is a list by number on the photo of the motorcycle manufacturers represented.

    1) Indian Chief; 2) Harley Davidson '74' (?? would the pre-war big twin have a 74 CID?); 3) Indian Motoplane; 4) Indian Sport Scout; 5) Ariel; 6) Indian Sport Scout; 7) Indian 101 Scout; 8) Rudge; 9) Ariel; 10) Triumph Speed-Twin; 11) Indian Four; 12) Ariel; 13) Indian Sport Scout; 14) Indian 101 Scout; 15) Triumph Speed-Twin; 16) Ariel; 17) Indian; 18) Indian 101 Scout 45 CID 'Springfield Whistler"

    A pretty diverse grouping of motorcycles dominated by Indian and British made.

    Mike Love
    Last edited by ihrescue; 09-11-2020, 08:50 AM. Reason: Added a comment

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    • #92
      Originally posted by JoJo357 View Post
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      *M.A.D.*
      It looks like a land speed cycle in front of the two fellows at Triumph - Detroit.

      Mike Love

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      • #93
        Originally posted by ihrescue View Post
        It looks like a land speed cycle in front of the two fellows at Triumph - Detroit.

        Mike Love
        Yes Mike, it's World Record Holder Gyronaut X-1. Bob Leppan--on right. Owner of Detroit Triumph. On left is Jim Bruflodt--Leppans right hand Man.

        *M.A.D.*

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        • #94
          Originally posted by JoJo357 View Post
          Yes Mike, it's World Record Holder Gyronaut X-1. Bob Leppan--on right. Owner of Detroit Triumph. On left is Jim Bruflodt--Leppans right hand Man.

          *M.A.D.*
          Very cool. I will need to look into Bob's speedy endeavors.

          Mike Love

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          • #95
            A few more.

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            One that's been 'colorized'...

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            • #96
              The vintage pic is Walter Kreft, on his voyage to California in 1937, on his new '36 Chief. The color pic is a pic of my '36 Chief, Which I painted in a tribute color scheme, in rememberance to Mr. Kreft. I bought a '47 Chief from Mr. Kreft in 1997, when I resurected my passion for Indians, after an 18 year hiatius, raising my kids. The color pic was taken at an AMCA Road Run in Groveland, CA, Yosemite Run 2007.Walter Kreft, 1936 Indian Chief.jpg'36 Blue Chief, c.15.jpg

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              • #97
                Originally posted by ChiefTwoKicks View Post
                The vintage pic is Walter Kreft, on his voyage to California in 1937, on his new '36 Chief. The color pic is a pic of my '36 Chief, Which I painted in a tribute color scheme, in rememberance to Mr. Kreft. I bought a '47 Chief from Mr. Kreft in 1997, when I resurected my passion for Indians, after an 18 year hiatius, raising my kids. The color pic was taken at an AMCA Road Run in Groveland, CA, Yosemite Run 2007.[ATTACH=CONFIG]29513[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]29514[/ATTACH]
                Love it - a story with every photo. Thanks ChiefTwoKicks I am going to learn more about Mr. Kreft as I also learned more this morning about Bob Leppan, the owner of Triumph Detroit, and his mechanic, Jim Bruflodt, and Alex Tumulis the designer of Gyronaut X-1. Great article about the restoration of Gyronaut X-1 in Hemmings at this link https://www.hemmings.com/stories/201...er-restoration


                Mike Love

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                • #98
                  Originally posted by ChiefTwoKicks View Post
                  The vintage pic is Walter Kreft, on his voyage to California in 1937, on his new '36 Chief. The color pic is a pic of my '36 Chief, Which I painted in a tribute color scheme, in rememberance to Mr. Kreft. [ATTACH=CONFIG]29513[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]29514[/ATTACH]
                  ChiefTwoKicks - do you have any details on Walter Kreft's trec to California on his new 1936 H-D? I did find a brief obituary of his passing at age 94 and that he owned and operated Walt & Carl's Motorcycle Shop in Sonora, CA.

                  Mike Love

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                  • #99
                    I only have a few MC related family pics. Here's my Mom in 1950 or so.
                    (It's my Mom now boys so keep the 'high-beam' comments to a minimum.)
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                    • Originally posted by droptopford View Post
                      I only have a few MC related family pics. Here's my Mom in 1950 or so.
                      (It's my Mom now boys so keep the 'high-beam' comments to a minimum.)
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                      More power to Mom DropTopFord.

                      Mike Love

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                      • My Mom found these among a bunch of family photos.

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                        Dale

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                        • Since its now about family, Folks,...

                          Only recently have I learned the young lady in this pic is 'Laura White',
                          and the photo taken around Seattle.

                          The rider is ninety-six now I think, and my daughter says they give his cancer a week.

                          ....Cotten
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                          Dumpster Diver's Motto: Seek,... and Ye Shall Find!

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                          • Originally posted by painterdale View Post
                            My Mom found these among a bunch of family photos.

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                            Dale
                            Sure nice to have that family tradition.

                            Mike Love

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                            • Originally posted by ihrescue View Post
                              ChiefTwoKicks - do you have any details on Walter Kreft's trec to California on his new 1936 H-D? I did find a brief obituary of his passing at age 94 and that he owned and operated Walt & Carl's Motorcycle Shop in Sonora, CA.

                              Mike Love
                              Thanks, Mike. Yes, I bought a rolling basket '47 Chief from Mr. Kreft back in 1997. He told me he was a former motorcycle shop owner. He also told me, when I called him about buying the bike... "I just wanted to build one more bike before I croaked". Man, I jumped in the truck and hauled ass up to Tuttletown, CA (just outside Sorona) aas it was about a 6 hour drive up north. I got there just before dark, and we struck a deal. At the time, I was lucky to find a skirted Chief for under 6 grand. I remember his ad in Walnecks. It said... "'47 Chief, new motor, fresh paint." That's it. Although the bike was not all that. The motor had freshly honed barrels and a new spray-can two tone paint job. Oh, yea... Indian hubs laced to Harley 16's, and a big old school Harley "couch" for a seat. No bars, and tanks that leaked. Really quite a mess. But when I got it back to Taft,CA. where I worked, my work friends asked me why I bought it. I told them it was "mostly" together, and when I was done with it, I could get it started in two kicks !! They laughed at me, so I bet them (all 5 of them) a steak dinner every Friday nite if I lost the bet !! Actually, I was pretty confident, I had a '46 years earlier as a pup. Anyway, I won the Bet !! Hence, the moniker "ChiefTwoKicks"... I thought I should carry on the story as it's sort of a bit of "Indian" lore... at least in Taft !! You'd have to work there to understand that part. Anyway, you asked, so there you have it .
                              Happy to see some of the "Vintage Pictures of the Day"... along with a few stories of yesteryear. Roger

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                              • pops H-D.jpg My pop and his buddys around 1950,he is the one wearing the and holding the stick.

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