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Sturgis Museum Find of the Month

The First Sturgis Rally in Writing--Not Just an Old Notebook

By Christine Paige Diers, with photos from the Sturgis Museum and the Bob T. collection
Don't miss this. The documentation around the very first Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 1938 from the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum
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850 Norton for Sale

An English Classic from 1974

By Wilburn Roach, MaryLou, and Wayne, the owner
Here's an odd feature/bike for sale, classic, restoration notes, historic feature. It's all good.
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Sturgis Museum, Antique of the Month--The Malcolm Gold Medal Husqvarna

From Swedish Arms to On Any Sunday

By Christine Paige Diers, with photos from the Sturgis Museum and the Bob T. collection
The Sturgis Museum Historic Feature of the month for December 2011. The Story of a dirt racer and the famous pilot who played a distinctive roll in On Any Sunday.
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Sturgis Museum, Historic Feature of the Month

The only 1 Million Mile FXRT Ridden by Senator Dave Zien

By Christine Paige Diers and Tony Sanfelipo, with photos from the Sturgis Museum
The truly amazing motorcycle and man, who shares the same birthday as Bandit. But Bandit could never hold a candle to Dave Zien's accomplishment while on this planet. Although the sonuvabitch is trying...
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Sturgis Museum, Antique of the Month

1948 Indian Chief from the Kenny Price Collection

By Christine Paige Diers, with photos from the Sturgis Museum
Each Month the Sturgis Museum Reaches into Antique Motorcycle Heaven and brings us a terrific example of our heritage. This month it is a 1948 Indian Chief from the Kenny Price, Samson, collection
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In History: John Reed Traded to Another Team

Two Museums Trade Motorcycles

Photos and text by Christine Diers, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum
You might think that the relationship between one motorcycle museum and another could be more competitive than cooperative, but that’s really not the case. A great example of the cooperative efforts of two motorcycle museums is the recent “trade” that’s been made between the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame and the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.
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Sturgis Museum Celebrates its first Decade

Collecting Motorcycles for 10 Years

By Christine Paige Diers, with photos from the Sturgis Museum
The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is very excited to be celebrating its 10th Anniversary on June 1, 2011. In its relatively short history, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum has grown to be a world-class museum with a collection of nearly 100 motorcycles and an impressive array of memorabilia associated with motorcycling and with the history of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
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1952 Vincent Black Shadow from Sturgis Museum

The Bike and Owner History

By Christine Paige Diers, with photos from the Sturgis Museum
Another rare motorcycle from the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, which Bikernet sponsors. Some history and the terrific story behind this bike.
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