Indian Nation: Indian Motorcycles and America

Indian Nation: Indian Motorcycles and America

The story of the Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company closely mirrors the history and attitudes of 20th century America. Indian was founded in 1901 by George Hendee, an American bicycle racer and builder, and Carl Oscar Hedstrom, a Swedish immigrant and machinist. The exhibition features rare Indian Motorcycles from 1903 – 1953.

Indian Nation: Indian Motorcycles and America, an exhibition at the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia, features rare Indian motorcycles from many eras, including a restored 1903 single engine Indian, a 1911 experimental prototype that Hedstrom and his friend, Ben “The Terrible Swede” Swenson, personally worked on a 1916 power plus with sidecar, a 1947 Indian Chief, plus engines, historic photos, racing memorabilia, and much, much more!

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Posted by Sabreur76 on 2015-08-16 21:56:55

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