AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame has this year’s raffle bike, a stunning 1948 Indian Chief, at booth 4773. Every year the Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffles off a classic bike to help fund the museum.
This particular machine is 1948 Chief restored by Pat Holmes of Colorado. It is set up with right-hand throttle and left-hand shift, an option from the Springfield, Mass., factory. Typically Indian motorcycles were delivered with a left-hand throttle. Many consider the full-skirted, solo saddle post-war Indians some of the most beautiful American-made motorcycles.
This raffle bike has accessory Indian spotlights and an era-correct rear fender strips that add to the art deco design. You can visit the AMA booth to see this bike and buy a chance to win it. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and all the proceeds go to the Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington, OH.
– Buzz Kanter, AMA Hall of Famer, American Iron Magazine.