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Famous and talented painter Georgia O’Keefe hitching a ride on her land, Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM with Maurice Grosser on his 1938 Harley Davidson Knucklehead. Photographed by Maria Cabot circa 1944. Fun fact- when I was in Primary School, fifth grade, we did a huge project for an event called, “Night of the Notables” wherein we would dress up as our chosen historical figure. We had to create a large display board of our work and talk about it as if we were the person we were portraying. My choice? Georgia… Continue Reading »
A pair of smokin’ dames on their motorbikes in Britain, 1930s. Photographs of women motorcyclists from this time period always fascinate me; society norms changing quickly through the early 1900s allowed women to exercise and enjoy some new freedoms. Can you imagine wearing a corset on a motorcycle? Original photo source unknown, though I suspect it’s from historial archives. [ more from the 1930s ]
Motorcycle Mama: 1937 September 15, 1937. “First of fair sex to obtain motorcycle license in Capital. Although she weighs only 88 pounds — one-third of the machine she rides, Mrs. Sally Halterman is the first woman to be granted a license to operate a motorcycle in the District of Columbia. She is 27 years old and 4 feet, 11 inches tall. Immediately after receiving her permit, Mrs. Halterman was initiated into the D.C. Motorcycle Club — the only girl ever to be accorded this honor.” Submission from Ewan (thank you!) She was 1/3rd… Continue Reading »
“Saltcracker” the 1939 Indian Lars’ Indian is a 1939 model with a ‘741’ engine, bored out from 500 to 600cc. He built this bike to run at Bonneville, in the 600cc Special Construction Vintage Supercharged Fuel class. (Yes, Saltcracker is not only supercharged, but also runs on methanol.)