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June 23, 2015

Indian Motorcycle & Classic American Iron Black Hills Sturgis Rally

Going to Sturgis this year for the 75th?

Looking for a fun and free event specifically for Indian motorcycles and older American motorcycles?

Check out the 2015 Indian Motorcycle & Classic American Iron Black Hills Rally.

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Many years ago we at American Iron Magazine put on events in Sturgis and Daytona for classic American iron riders. They were a lot of fun and very popular. After too many years of not holding these events we are resurrecting them for the 75th running of the Sturgis rally this year.

This year’s Indian Motorcycle & Classic American Iron Black Hills Rally will be held at the Buffalo Chip outside Sturgis, SD on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. This event is open to all riders of Indian motorcycles (old or new) and all pre-1984 American motorcycles. It includes a bike show and fun field events like the slow race, kickstart contest, plank ride and more.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Indian Motorcycle, American Iron Magazine, Motorcycle Rides & Cluture magazine, Dennis KirkJerry Greers Engineering, Heather’s Leathers, Kiwi Indian and Sturgis Vintage Cycles, this event is free to all to participate or just to watch the fun and see some great old motorcycles.

The gates open for the 2015 Indian Motorcycle & Classic American Iron Black Hills Rally at 9 am for free registration. The field events start around noon, and trophies will be awarded at 4 pm. Rain or shine!

The bike show, which is open to all years of Indian motorcycles as well as all pre-1984 American motorcycles, is sponsored by American Iron Magazine and Dennis Kirk. Some of the bikes will be photographed and featured in the pages of American Iron Magazine.

Please help share the information on this event with your fiends who might enjoy it. Thanks and we look forward to another wonderful classic bike event.

Please consider subscribing to American Iron Magazine (for less than $2 per issue vs $7 on the newsstand) to get a great read and support events like this: IN PRINT or IN DIGITAL

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February 18, 2014

Daytona Bike Week 2014 Indian Motorcycle Rally & Show

Friday, March 14th 2014

Official All-Indian Motorcycle Show. Open to all Indian and Indian-based motorcycles, from 1901 to 2014. Sponsored by Indian Motorcycles

Host Location: Corbin Saddles 1433 N. HWY 1 Ormond Beach, FL 32174 Time: 10 am to 4 pm.

Admission is free. Registration is free.

Open from 10 am to 1pm with judging from 1-3pm and awards to be given 3-4 pm.

The show is open to ALL Indian-badged motorcycles from 1901 to 2014, and trophies will be given to a wide variety of classes.  Indian-based custom bikes are also welcome, and there will be a special award for Best Indian-based Custom.

Awards will include trophies, plaques, and a variety of Indian gear, as well as gift certificates from Corbin Saddles.

The Cannonball Baker Long Rider Award Will be given to the Indian rider who rode his/her bike the farthest distance to the rally.

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January 26, 2014

Indian Motorcycle Takes to the Skies

Originally posted on Riding Vintage.


The engine pictured above is one of two, 7 cylinder engines built by Hendee Manufacturing Company (the makers of Indian motorcycles) in 1911. They mark Indian’s brief entry into the field of aviation and were named the Indian Aero Motor. Indian’s design borrowed heavily from the French Gnome “Omega” engine, in particular using a fixed crankshaft around which the crankcase and cylinders rotate.  It was able to produce 50 hp at 1,100 rpm and with a displacement of 513 cubic inches, the Indian Aero Motor was not only powerful, but lightweight, weighing only 185 lbs.

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