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was built from a rusty basketcase in the 1990s by New York City carpenter and skilled part-time customizer William “Wild Bill” Eggers. By his own count Wild Bill, now 70 and retired to Connecticut, built hundreds of motorcycles over the years, almost all of them, “custom and just for the fun of it, not for show competition.” Just as well, really. “Yeah, I wasn’t exactly welcomed by the purist crowd,” he says with a laugh.

By David Edwards—Indian aficionados, especially those of the 100-point concours persuasion, may want to click away from this page quick as you can—or at the very least up your heart meds. Shown here is either straight-to-hell blasphemy on two wheels or a pretty cool piece, depending upon your sensibilities. It began life as a 1930 Indian 4, Springfield's first-gen four-cylinder, which had design roots back to Ace and before that Henderson. Today a showroom-stock Indian 4 can bring upwards of…

Aaaaeeeyyy, What Happened to Fonzie's Knucklehead? ~ Riding Vintage

Riding Vintage is about American motorcycles built before 1965. It contains articles on vintage racing, tech, history, and vintage photography.

Less than 100 Crocker v-twins were ever made with only the first 23 units having hemispherical heads. The bike being offered by Bonhams in Las Vegas on 26 January is one of just seven "hemi head" Crockers known to have survived and the earliest example ever offered at public auction.

Less than 100 Crocker v-twins were ever made with only the first 23 units having hemispherical heads. The bike being offered by Bonhams in Las Vegas on 26 January is one of just seven "hemi head" Crockers known to have survived and the earliest example ever offered at public auction.

Cool NEW Indian Motorcycle at the Southeastern Nationals | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Taken at the Good Guys car show at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Created with three shots at 0 and +/-2ev were combined in Photomatix and enhanced with Topaz Adjust.

Big Events In 1947 | 1947 Indian Chief Roadmaster - Classic American Motorcycles ...

1947 Indian Chief Roadmaster American dream March April 2010 By Phillip Tooth When it comes to American style, few bikes match the Indian Chief, which continues to influence motorcycle styling decades on witness Kawasaki’s 1999 2005 skirted fender V

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The Indian Four is considered by many to be one of the most handsome American motorcycles of the 20th century, if not all time. Its sweeping fenders, glistening chrome, longitudinally-mounted 4-cylinder engine, and tan leather saddle helped to define the ideal American motorcycle for decades – and the modern Indian Chief shares more than a passing resemblance to its Indian Four forbear.

The Indian Four is considered by many to be one of the most handsome American motorcycles of the 20th century, if not all time. Its sweeping fenders

The AJS V4 was an advanced engineering effort undertaken by the British motorcycle company in the mid-1930s, the first prototype was intended as a road-going motorcycle and it was shown at the Olym…

The AJS V4 was an advanced engineering effort undertaken by the British motorcycle company in the mid-1930s, the first prototype was intended as a

Smoke and Throttle: Rheinbeck AMCA swap meet 2011 v2.0

I've had a really long, fun weekend of motorcycles - Rheinbeck on Friday, a Breakfast ride saturday morning in West Chester PA, some midday downtime watching a movie about Jarno Saarinen, A little wrenching before an afternoon solo ride. Today (sunday) trying to get all the pictures from Rheinbeck uploaded. Next week is the Triumph Come Home Rally in York PA -whew! A lot going on. That being said, I'm going to try to keep this brief because I still have a lot to do today and this is a busy…