1912 Henderson on the cover of Indian Four Motorcycle News Magazine

Cover Photo: Not an Indian Four, but definately an American made Four that would entitle it’s owner to a membership in the Indian Four Club. Your editor has tried unsuccessfully to get some plastic model companies to make up dies of an Indian Four. While looking over models at the local Hobby Center Store I discovered a model of the 1912 Henderson and the 1918 Harley. These were Japanese made models. The box was large and this beautiful picture of the 1912 Henderson on the top. I bought the model which was less than $5.00 and looked over the parts very carefully. When putting it together I found it a very tough plastic and a rather small model, not exactly what I wanted. Regardless, the picture on the cover was a color shot of a very beautiful restored real machine in the Harrah’s Automobile Collection in Reno, Nevada. As far as we know, this is the 1912, 66 inch wheelbase Henderson Four production model, built in Detroit, Michigan. Some interesting facts on this machine may be found on pages 14 and 15 of this issue.

Contents: Business Meeting April 21, 1974; Activities here and there; President’s Page; A little unusual; Annual Indian “Come Home Rally”; From the Vice President; More About Henderson; Indian Hillclimb revival; When Prices were – – ?; The Helmet Law; Membership List; Parts and Ads; more

1974 Spring Indian Four Motorcycle News Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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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

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

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New 24-Hour Sidecar Record Set by Roy Artley on a 1917 stock Henderson

January 8, 1917 – Riding a 1917 stock Henderson, Roy Artley broke the 24-hour world’s sidecar record on January 4th! Astride his four-cylindered mount, Artley sped like the wind over California roads during a day and a night. Though striving to cram as many miles as possible into the twenty-four hours, Artley and his willing Henderson sought no favor – chose no favorable roads. When the time was up 706 miles had been traversed! In spite of terrific gait that knew no cessation until the clock hands had twice circled the face, the gallant Henderson gave no trouble of any sort. At the end of the long run, despite the fact that it had been through a mile-choking performance that added 122 miles to the best previous record, drawing a sidecar and passenger, the motor was no warmer than if it had been put through a ten-mile work-out! This should emphatically decide the make of machine you will ride or sell in 1917! Henderson Motorcycle Company, Detroit

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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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Antique Motorcycle Magazine cover photo – 1939 Velocette

Front cover: 1939 Velocette from the collection of Richard Renstrom

Contents: 1918 Henderson Model H brochure reprints; The Hill Busters and the engine that won the 45 National two years in a row / Super X; The Maguire Meet; The Medina Meet 1978; more

1979 Summer Vol. 18 No. 2 The Antique Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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Early Henderson Motorcycles

On the cover: A rare grouping of early Hendersons, 1912, 1913, 1914, owned by Rich Schultz of the Omaha Chapter. They are the restored machines of his complete “Detroit” Henderson collection.

Contents: Rebirth of a 1913 Henderson; Inaugural Death Valley Rally; Yankee National; The Armac History; Florida National; A Digest of U.S. Cyclecars; more

1987 Summer Vol. 26 No. 2 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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The Life of a Harley Hillclimber #29DL6973 – Connie Schlemmer

Front Cover: Connie Schlemmer coming over the top, a hillclimb in Omaha circa 1938.

Back Cover: Doug Strange with a 1952 BSA Star Twin on the 1999 Irish Rally.

Cover Stories: Treasures of the AMC – Connie Schlemmer; Doug Strange – Doug’s First Irish; A Henderson in Germany; Death Valley Run; A Trip to Wonderland – Bob Stark / Starklite Cycle, an Indian motorcycle lover’s dream; El Arte de la Motocicleta – The Art of the Motorcycle, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain; The Legacy – Eddie Ryan, Bob Ross, George Hood Harley Shop; Yankee Chapter National Meet; Tejas Chapter Local Meet; more

H-D

2000 Spring Vol. 39 No. 1 The Antique Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

Legends intertwined – the Indian 101 Scout and the Crocker – Indian Crocker Motorcycles

Front Cover: Gwen Banquer Screaming Yellow Indian/Crocker

Back Cover: 20 Years of fun with Emmett Moore and an Indian 101 Scout

Cover Stories: Legends intertwined – the Indian 101 Scout and the Crocker – Indian Crocker Motorcycles; 20 Years of fun with Emmett Moore and an Indian 101 Scout; Features: Brownie’s Indian Sales & Service; A Survivor – 1930 Indian 101 Scout #EGP1422; The Roland Pike Story; The Henderson Daytona Special; Incident on the Yellowstone Trail; World Wide Motorcycle Museum List part 3; Prairie Chapter National Meet; Chief Blackhawk Chapter National Meet; more

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1999 Summer Vol. 38 No. 2 The Antique Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

1967 Motorcyclist Cover Photo: Customized Suzuki X-6 Hustler

Cover: Customized Suzuki X-6 Hustler posed with its proud owner, Vern Clements of Caldwell, Idaho

Contents: New Kit for 1967 BSA Models; Yamaha 180 Twin Road Test; World Scooter Tour; Paul Dunstall, maker of goodies; Hi-Mountain Enduro; Kawasaki 250 Special; Philip Vincent, builder of the Vincent H.R.D.; Tale of two Hendersons; Meet Sammy Tanner; Gordon Davidson succumbs; more

1967 May Motorcyclist Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue – Suzuki available at www.DadsVintageAds.com in the “ Motorcycle Magazines” category

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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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