Earning the top spot in my list is this unassuming Indian Chief. First, I love how it’s entered in the Modified Partial Streamliner class (MPS). You’ll notice the only streamlining efforts are its headlight turned around backward and the wind deflectors ahead of the frame rails and the forward cylinder’s exhaust header.

But the best part of the bike’s story is its rider, Bob Lewis. Bob is a lovely gentleman whose poor hearing can be forgiven because his age is nearing 80 years old and he’s still competing on the bike he bought in high school! Lewis, who still kicks over the Chief’s 82 c.i. motor on his own, tells us he has ridden the bike to 128 mph, and he was shooting for 130 mph this year!

Next time any of you consider retiring from motorcycling because you’re getting too old, think twice and look for inspiration from Mr. Lewis!


    The Spirit bike from Indian is beautiful. The old Honda reminds me of a bike my neighbor had. A lot of interesting machines.

  • Starmag

    My votes are for that tractor thing because it has a cartoonish moose hood ornament, and also for the dual engine scout because it’s beautiful and street legal. Flat heads V-twins have a cool blaaaty sound so two must be even better.

  • john phyyt

    Hey Bob (Lewis) that is one great looking motorcycle. And you ,if anything, you look even better. If i see you around . Drinks are on me if you tell me about how you stayed faithful all those years

  • Great roundup!

  • You missed Steve “Brew Dude” Garn and his record setting 1972 350 RD. Great little bike and he set 3 AMA records this year. Not too bad for 60 year guy from North Carolina! This was great round up of shots from my favorite place.

  • Daimyo

    “80 years old and he’s still competing on the bike he bought in high school”

    A god among men.

    Great to see so many Indians, that twin scout sure is something.