Archives for December 2016
All the Indian Motorcycle models, including the magnificent Roadmaster with Ride Command, have been on show at the European trade shows this winter, such as the Intermot in Cologne, Eicma in Milan, Motorcycle Live in Birmingham, the Motor Show in Oslo and the Custom Bike Show in Bad Salzuflen. Better still, preparations for a real European Road Show in spring 2017 are underway, with more than 25 dates in many countries. Stay tuned!
The #001 of the 50 Chief Vintage Jack Daniel’s limited edition models was sold at an auction for 150,000 dollars. It was purchased in just a few hours by the very well-informed Vincent Amato for display in his private
collection. The full proceeds were donated to Operation Ride Home, which assists active duty U.S. military personnel in traveling home to visit their families. Approximately 700 individuals will benefit from this single sale.
The American box-office success, Daddy’s Home, films the two heroes on a Chief Classic. Although Marc Wahlberg is an experienced biker, a few special effects and some ingenuity were needed to enable Will Ferell to accomplish some of the hilarious stunts at the handlebars.
The American icon Steve McQueen often sought anonymity to escape his international celebrity. In around 1977, he bought this 1947 Indian Chief to get away from it all and disappear, for which he had a gift. He slightly transformed it into a Chopper and even gave it a nickname: “the blob” after the film in which he played the leading role. Altered in this way, the Chief didn’t attract as much attention as he intended, in the same way as he used his alias Harvey Mushman for the races in which he took part. King of cool forever.