Cover: Extremely rare 1914 Fielbach Limited. This machine was acquired from the Fielbach family and retains its original appearance.
Contents: Farmington National Meet Viking Chapter; Reading Standard Update; Preservation – Story of an original Feilbach “Limited”; Benchracing with Jim Davis – part 2 of 3 – from the beginning; 1986 Perkiomen National; Who’s Who of the AMC; Collecting Factories; more
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
“Rode 103 Miles Today!” – Not too far, one thinks, until reminded that the year is 1913 and the motorcycle a Reading Standard with wicker side car. The trip begins in Rockford, Illinois, Saturday, August 9, 1913, at 6:45 a.m. Tom and Gertrude Pearman start an 800 mile adventure across Illinois and Indiana where roads are sometimes “fine” (meaning no wagon ruts in which to get the wheel of your side car caught); or roads are “spooky” or they consist of quicksand, mud, and water. No road signs at all are expected, and none are found…