Indian Motorcycle Day

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  1. Baldhead_J

    Baldhead_J Gold Member
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    Indian Motocycle Day set for Sunday at Springfield Museums
    Today 8:11 AM
    The Springfield Museums will celebrate the 10th annual Indian Motocycle Day on Sunday, July 28, 2019

    • Indian Motocycle Day returns to the grounds of the Springfield Museums on Sunday, July 28.

      The event, now in its 10th year at the Quadrangle, is the continuation of a long-standing tradition honoring the classic motorcycles that were developed and manufactured in the City of Homes between 1901 and 1953.

      The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can check out a variety of classic and vintage motorcycle and, browse vendor displays, while a DJ spins classic rock ’n’ roll tunes.

      The schedule for Sunday includes:

      • 9 a.m. — Welcome
      • 10:30 a.m. — Tribute to the late Andy Donald, who gifted his 1948 Indian Chief to the museum
      • 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. — Guided tour of the collection and special exhibit led by one of the Indian founders George Hendee (portrayed by docent Bobby Girard)
      • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Concessions
      • 2 p.m. — Awards ceremony
      Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-17 and free with paid admission to the Springfield Museums. The fee also includes admission also to the Wood Museum of Springfield History.

      Anyone bringing a pre-1953 Indian for exhibition will receive one free adult admission plus a commemorative Indian Day button.

      Indian Motocycle Day can trace its roots back nearly 40 years.

      Between 1980 and 2005, the event was held at the Indian Motocycle Museum on Hendee Street in Springfield, which was owned by Charlie and Esta Manthos.

      In 2007, Esta Manthos donated the couple’s extensive collection of Indian Motocycles, artifacts and memorabilia to the Springfield Museums, where it is now on view in the Wood Museum of Springfield History.

      Among the rarest Indians on view is the single cylinder Indian designed and owned by Indian co-founder Oscar Hedstrom. When he left the company, he took this motorcycle with him, and it was later passed on to his daughter. Also featured are Indian racer and dealer Stanley Cornell’s unique 1912 board track cycle with its original shipping crate; an entirely restored, operable 1929 101 Scout; and a 1927 hill-climber.
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  2. CameramanX

    CameramanX Well-Known Member

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    I've been to a few of these. A great place to check out old Indians and have a fun day. DSC09598.JPG Indian Days (45).JPG Indian Days (53)s.JPG DSC09639.JPG DSC09654.JPG Indian Days (9).JPG
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