1939 Indian Four Antique Motorcycle

On the cover: 1939 Indian 4

Contents: Harmony 1987; Palm Springs Express; Cleveland Restoration and History; Golden Gate Bridge Revisited; Rock’ola; Le Mars Midwest National; Excelsior Family Story; 1987 Perkiomen National; VMCC Founder’s Day Rally; A Digest of U.S. Cyclears (conclusion); more

1987 Fall Vol. 26 No. 3 The Antique Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1909 Royal Pioneer Antique Motorcycle

On the cover: A very rare cira 1909 Royal Pioneer owned by member Guy Jones from Worcester, Massachusetts, where the bike was originally manufactured.

Contents: 1936 Knucklehead Harley-Davidson; Farmington National; 1920 Cleveland Single; The Royal Pioneer; Seaboard Chapter; Colonial Meet in Harmony; Restoration of a 1910 Indian; more

1988 Fall Vol. 27 No. 3 The Antique Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1963 Japanese Bikes Win Daytona (U.S.M.C.)

Cover Photo: Daytona USMC winners L to R – Mitsuo Itoh, Hammamatsu, Japan (winner 50cc event on Suzuki), Ernst Degner, Dillingen, West Germany (winner 125cc event on Suzuki), and Fumio Itoh of Tokyo, Japan (winner Grand Prix on 250cc Yamaha).

Features: Japanese Cycles and riders dominate Daytona Opening day; Don Vesco wind Daytona Grand Prix; Van Leeuween cops 100-lap Ascot TT; Story of the Cleveland One-Lunger; New Electric Starter Norton; Some Rights Should be Left by Erle Stanley Gardner; How to ride an Enduro; Wagner – a great name in early motorcycling history; Moto-Crossing overseas; Two days in the wilderness; more

1963 April/May Floyd Clymer’s Motor Cycle Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

1918 Historical Cleveland motorcycle ad

Saving Without Sacrifice – You who are adopting the war-time habit of deprivation: The luxury of riding instead of walking need not be eliminated or curtailed. The Cleveland motorcycle will carry you to your destination at a cost lower even than car or train fare – lower even than sole leather! 75 Miles to the gallon.

A Clean, silent two-wheeler costing but $175 with upkeep negligible – that is the Cleveland.

Cleveland Motorcycle MFG. Co., Cleveland, O.

1918 Historical Cleveland motorcycle – (1965 Reprint) Ad available at www.DadsVintageAds.com



The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Motorcycles

Here is the ultimate book of American motorcycles. Featured inside are more than 300 bikes arranged alphabetically by manufacturer, accompanied by full technical data, historical profiles, and specially commissioned photographs that highlight every design detail. The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Motorcycles is the definitive guide to every American motorcycle, from hard-to-find models to both old and new favorites.

American motorcycles have always symbolized freedom, power, craftsmanship, and style. Today, many people think of American motorcycles only in terms of Harley-Davidson, but in the early 1900s, more than 100 American motorcycle manufacturers were represented in the market. Names such as Ace, Cleveland, Excelsior, Henderson, Iver-Johnson, Merkel, Pope, Thor, Yale, and more were familiar to American riders.

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Motorcycles revisits the greatest bikes of the years fefore the Great Depression of the 1930s, which devastated the once-flourishing industry. The compilation continues through the postwar era, with companies such as Indian, and then covers machines currently in production, such as Harley-Davidson, American Ironhorse, California, Confederate, Rokon, Victory, and the Harley-powered Buell hybrid. Detailed, individual histories of more than seventy-five of the most well-known manufacturers are complemented by full-color photographs highlighting each detail.

With a comprehensive A to Z listing of every American motorcycle manufacturer in operation during the 20th century, The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Motorcycles is a tribute to the innovative pioneers of the motorcycle industry and to their contmporary counterparts who carry the torch into the 21st century.

2002 The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Motorcycles – T. Rafferty available at www.DadsVintageAds.com in the “ Motorcycle Gifts & Collectibles ” category

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