American Iron Magazine’s Kickstart Classic, beginning Friday, July 25th at Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina has been renamed the Ross Kiwi Tomas Kickstart Classic in honor of our great friend Ross, who passed away in a motorcycle accident this week in Riverside, California. “I have known Ross since he was a […]
Ross “Kiwi” Tomas (20) was killed in a motorcycle accident close to his home in Riverside, California, on Tuesday, July 22. Ross was the son of “Kiwi Mike” and Carolyn Tomas of Kiwi Indian Motorcycles Inc. His family will be holding a “Motorcycle Funeral” along with a public Memorial on Thursday, July 31 at 9 am at Iglesia Palabra, 4183 Fairgrounds […]
How much do you know about a 1936 Harley flathead motorcycle? A short walk around with Buzz Kanter of American Iron Magazine for his 1936 Harley VLH motorcycle during a brief stop while breaking in the recently rebuilt engine. Less than 2 months before the start of the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball ride – 4,200 miles […]
Wheels Through Time Museum is celebrating its 12th Anniversary in Maggie Valley this Fourth of July weekend. The anniversary festivities will run from Thursday through Monday, July 3-7, from 9a.m.-5p.m.. The museum houses hundreds of rare and unique machines spanning over 110 years of transportation history, dating back to very roots of motorized travel. You have read about the […]
The 1936 Harley VLH Buzz Kanter is planning on riding 4,000 miles coast to coast on the upcoming Motorcycle Cannonball is totally rebuilt. After breaking in the spare engine Buzz brought the classic Harley back to RetroCycle in Boonton, NJ to swap out the spare engine for the competition one. “As described in the series […]
The Western Motorcycle Drag Racing Association (WMDRA) is excited to announce that drag racing legends Bonnie Truett, Pete Hill and Marion Owens have been named Grand Marshals of this year’s AMSOIL Sturgis Nationals set for August 5 and 6 2014 at Sturgis Dragway during the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The festivities coincide with Truett’s induction into the […]
On July 11-13 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Pickerington, Ohio, BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will celebrate the history and modern resurgence of the Indian marque. In addition to grand marshals Bill Tuman and Bobby Hill, representing the Indian Wrecking Crew, as well as new Indian Motorcycles, plenty of classic bikes from the past […]
Victory Motorcycle riders live for the ride, and Victory is supporting their high-mileage passion with the Victory Across America Mileage Challenge. Victory will reward the rider who puts the highest mileage on their new Victory this summer by paying for their bike. The Victory Across America Mileage Challenge works like this: Purchase a new Victory […]
In the early 1950s, three underdog riders were winning AMA Grand Nationals against their better-funded factory rivals out of Europe and Milwaukee, Wis. Whether it was the Springfield Mile, the Charity Newsies or Daytona, Bill Tuman, Bobby Hill and Ernie Beckman put their Indian motorcycles on the top step of the podium.
Known as the Indian Wrecking Crew, Tuman, Hill and Beckman made an indelible mark on the history books and solidified Indian Motocycles’ reputation as one of the 20th Century’s greatest marques.