Outrageous! A Porsche-powered BMW R69S! The Bomb!

Cover Story: Outrageous! A Porsche-powered BMW R69S! The Bomb! Features: Return of a Legend – Excelsior-Henderson is up and running; Family Scrambler – twin-cylinder heirlom; One Man’s Collection – Greg Lawn – down under stable; Beyond Special – A Flawless Cheney Triumph – forget the 500, this one’s a full 650!; more

R69-S R-69

1999 June Old Bike Journal Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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Antique Motorcycle – The Maldwyn Jones Story

Front Cover: Excelsior Auto-Cycle; Back Cover: Maldwyn Jones

Within this issue the Maldwyn Jones story is continued for our readers. Much history and several amusing stories are in this series of interviews of Maldwyn by Jerry Hatfield. The pictures in this article come mostly from Maldwy’s personal scrapbook as the history of his activities and the motorcycles used in the time were recorded by the news media.

Contents: Benchracing with Maldwyn Jones part 2 – Harley-Davidson and Henderson 1916-1918, Boardtracking, road racing and more dirt tracking 1919-1921, Excelsior 1921-1922, A new career 1922-1925, more carburetor engineering; Le Mars, Iowa National; Yankee Chapter’s National AMC of A Meet 1985; Reprints – Militaire Autocycle; more

1985 Fall Vol. 24 No. 3 The Antique Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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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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1917-3E Big Valve Excelsior Antique Motorcycle

On the cover: Ronald Webster’s 1917-3E Big Valve Excelsior.

Contents: Restoring the fabulous BMW R12; 1917-3E Big Valve Excelsior; Motorcycle Chums and the Great Aeroplane Chase; Henderson and Harley-Davidson Motors Catalog Reprint; Sidelights on Baker’s Trip; 1924 Reading Standard “Greyhound”; Brief History of some motorcycle manufacturers in Czechoslovakia; Early Corbin-Brown Speedometers; Mystery Motorcycle; more

1989 Fall Vol. 28 No. 3 The Antique Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1928 Super X Antique Motorcycle

Front cover: Member Richard Morris’ rarely seen 1928 Super X. The first year for front wheel brakes offered by Excelsior-Henderson. Back cover: The engine compartment of Joe Koller’s beautifully detailed 1915 Excelsior, the first year for the 3-speed transmission.

Contents: Maumee Valley National; 1906 Indian Factory Catalog; Photos from Emmet Moore; The Indian Scout;Yankee Chapter Meet; Evergreen Chapter Meet; Mystery Motorcycle; more

1988 Winter Vol. 27 No. 4 The Antique Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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Antique Motorcycle Cover Story – The John Scharle Story – A Lifetime Affair with the Henderson Four

Front Cover: John Scharle aboard his 1931 Henderson KJ; Back Cover: Robin Markey’s 1962 CL72 Honda Scrambler

Cover Stories: The John Scharle Story – A Lifetime Affair with the Henderson Four; Son of a Blacksmith – Soichiro Honda; Features: Let It Snow; Excelsior-Henderson Update; Old Sage; National Scene: Yankee Chapter National Meet; Evergreen Chapter National Road Run; Chief Blackhawk Chapter National Meet; more

1997 Summer Vol. 36 No. 2 The Antique Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1968 American Eagle 750 Motorcycle Road Test

Cover: The Excelsior Manxman 350 owned by Frank F. Conley

Contents: Road Tests: American Eagle 750, Mojave 360; Impression: Bridgestone 100Trail; Cover Classic: The Excelsior Manxman 350; Isle of Man; Travel: London to Sydney the hard way; Sidecar Touring, the Thunderbolt / Watsonian; Personality: Stunt Girl – Jan Sherman; Development: Big Bore BMW; Obituary: In Memoriam, Jorge Kissling; Trials: The Scottish; Competition: Spanish Grand Prix, 90-Mile National Enduro, Saggin Sidewagons; more

1968 August Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com




1959 Triumph TR6 on the cover of Motorcycle Collector Magazine

Cover: Triumph was one of the most popular brands of the 1950’s, ’60’s and ’70’s. Because of the great handling characteristics of the 650 twin, a high pipe model was introduced so riders could use their machines both on and off the road. Our cover bike is the TR-6 model built for that purpose.

Contents: 1959 Triumph TR6; Resource Spotlight – Mega Cycle Cams / Jim Dour; Collecting Old Motorcycle Brochures; Profile: Guy Webster – Italian Motorcycle Collector; This Old Bike – Excelsior Project Bike update; Friedman Collection – photos of Gran Prix road racing in Europe; Reader Restoration – Norton Commando; Story behind Honda decision to market 4-cyl CB750; more

TR-6 CB-750

1992 Sept./Oct. Motorcycle Collector Magazine Back-Issue – Triumph available at www.DadsVintageAds.com




1940 Indian Sport Scout Classic Motorcycle

Cover: Prior to World War II, the AMA Class “C” rules allowed 45 cubic inch motorcycles to race if they were originally street legal machines. The Indian Motorcycle Company of Springfield, Massachusetts developed first a Scout model to comply with the AMA rules. This model was followed by the highly successful Sport Scout. Our cover story features a 1940 Indian Sport Scout owned by MCM reader Marv Baker.

Contents: 1940 Indian Sport Scout; Technical – ignition timing; Resource Spotlight – Vintage Iron, Bub Enterprises and Mort Wood; Excelsior project bike update plus 2nd project bike 1948 Indian Chief; Guest Editorial – AMA President Ed Youngblood / collecting motorcycles; Friedman Collection – photos of 250cc machines at the 1968 Daytona 100-mile race; Collector Somer Hooker / Motorcycle Toy Collectibles / Memorabilia; more

1992 May/June Motorcycle Collector Magazine Back-Issue – Indian available at www.DadsVintageAds.com




1948 Norton International Model 30 Motorcycle

Cover: From 1948 to 1952, the 500cc Norton Manx was nearly unbeatable in the Daytona 200. Our first cover bike is a 1948 Norton International, the street version of the potent race machine.

Contents: 1948 Norton International Model 30; Profile: AMCA President Bob McClean; Photo History – 1973 Hang Ten Gran Prix Motocross Race; Resource Spotlight – Seatmakers Don Becker and Howard Heilman; Technical Tips – The Amal Monobloc Carburetor; This Old Bike – 1916 Excelsior basket case; more

1992 March/April Motorcycle Collector Magazine Back-Issue – Norton available at www.DadsVintageAds.com




1974 John Player Norton Endurance Replica – Backroad Smoker!

Cover: In the 1970’s, the financially strapped Norton company went outside for the money to go racing. The John Player Tobacco Company became the major sponsor of the team, which led to a couple of models hitting the market with the “JPN” identity. Such a model was this month’s cover bike, a 1974 John Player Norton Endurance replica.

Contents: 1974 John Player Norton Endurance Replica; Return of the Trident -test of the new Triumph Trident; Van Order Collection -pt. XIV, photos of L.A. racing scene after turn of century; The Friedman Files -photos from European Gran Prix ’73 & ’74; Massive! The Munch Mammut; Retrospective – W. Edwards Deming; Project Bike Update -status of 1918 Excelsior project; The 1949 Indian Arrow – a look back; more

1994 April Motorcycle Collector Magazine Back-Issue 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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