MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME MUSEUM PUBLISHES INDIAN EXHIBIT
MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME MUSEUM PUBLISHES INDIAN EXHIBIT CATALOG
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum is pleased to announce
the publication of "A Century of Indian," the official catalog of the Museum's
newest and most ambitious exhibit, "A Century of Indian, presented by
Progressive Motorcycle Insurance."
The lavishly-illustrated 172-page hard-bound book explores Indian's place in
American motorcycling -- from the company's success in the early 20th century to
its demise in the mid-1950s. Author Ed Youngblood, also the exhibit's curator,
brings the heralded brand's history to life with vivid accounts of visionary
businessmen, intrepid racers, and ordinary riders.
Many of the Indian motorcycles featured in the book are from the exhibit,
including rarities like a 1912 eight-valve board-track racer, the 1938 Indian
Arrow Streamliner, and the ill-fated 1949 Dyna-Torque Scout. The book also
includes the complete text of "How I received the Title of B.C.," a 1931 speech
by company founder George Hendee -- Indian's "Big Chief." Transcribed from the
original typewritten manuscript, which now resides in the archives of the
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the speech is a unique insight into the thoughts
of a motorcycling pioneer.
"A Century of Indian" is available for $39.95 at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame
Museum, located on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) in
Pickerington, Ohio; in the on-line gift shop at www.AMADirectlink.com; by
calling the AMA at (614) 856-1900, extension 1272; or through local bookstores.
"A Century of Indian, presented by Progressive Motorcycle Insurance" will remain
open at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum through December 2002.
The goal of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, located on the campus of the
American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, Ohio, is to tell the stories
and preserve the history of motorcycling. The Motorcycle Hall of Fame honors
those who have contributed notably to the sport, and three major exhibition
halls showcase the machines and memorabilia that have shaped motorcycling. The
museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; noon to 4.p.m. on Memorial Day,
Independence Day and Labor Day; and closed on New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving
and Christmas. Adult admission is $4 per person; ages 17 and under are admitted
free. For more information, call (614) 856-2222, or visit the Museum's website