2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic – Long Term American Iron Magazine Project

We at American Iron Magazine take our jobs seriously, and part of that responsibility is to ride lots of new motorcycles to share our observations with our readers. Tough job, right?

Dealer getting ready to prep the Indian Roadmaster

We test as many new bikes as possible, knowing our readers can’t always get the opportunity. While we try to cover at least 1,000 miles on the machine for a realistic review, we seldom have the opportunity to really live with and on a bike long enough to do an exhaustive review.

Washing and detailing the bike with the leather saddlebags and trunk removed.

During Daytona Bike Week 2017, I and some of our staff test rode the new 2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic. I was so impressed with it we convinced the good people at Indian Motorcycles to arrange a long term machine to ride, review and even modify here at American Iron Magazine.

Our plans include a lot of miles on this bike with reports of our experiences and observations so you can decide if this is a bike for you.

We picked the Roadmaster Classic in Thunder Black. It’s a handsome black and chrome touring machine capable of packing a lot of gear in those classic brown leather bags. When not touring, the trunk and/or saddlebags pop off quickly to convert to a slim around town cruiser.

Here is a list of most of the standard specifications: ABS; cast aluminum frame with integrated air-box; 6-speed transmission, cruise control; highway bars (front and rear); keyless start; Horizon electrically operated Power Shield; heated Desert Tan genuine leather seats; Desert Tan genuine leather saddle bags; Desert Tan genuine leather trunk; tire pressure monitoring; 100 watt stereo with AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, smartphone compatible input, and Weatherband; heated rider & passenger seats; heated grips; adjustable passenger floorboards.

As requested, the bike was recently delivered to Brookfield Indian Motorcycles in Brookfield, CT, about an hour from our editorial offices in Stamford, CT. After the dealership prepped, checked and cleaned the bike, they handed the keys over and off I went down Interstate 84, keeping in mind this is a new machine that needs to be properly broken in.

I have always felt we need to respect our bikes, and part of that respect is not to abuse them – especially when brand new.  Thanks to the smooth 6-speed transmission, the Roadmaster easily keeps up with highway traffic while keeping the engine speeds surprisingly low. And that’s a smart idea for the first 1,000 miles of engine and transmission break-in.

I found the Roadmaster comfortable with all the basic controls doing exactly what I’d expect – until it comes to all the high tech components.

I get to test ride a lot of the new bikes, but keep in mind that most of the motorcycles I own and ride are 6-volt and kickstarters. This included a 1953 Indian Roadmaster I sold many years ago. So the GPS, radio and high tech accessories are going to take some getting used to. But even after the first short ride from the dealership I was already starting to figure out some of the basic electronics.

Watch for us in print (subscribe in print or digital delivery at SUBSCRIBE) and on-line on further updates on this long term project bike. And please feel free to share your thoughts, comments and suggestions on this bike at letters@AmericanIronMag.com. Thanks for following along and hope to see many of our readers on the road with this fun tourer. – Buzz Kanter, Editor-in-Chief

Young Guns Show Off Indian Scout Racer

Scout sprint racer built by the Young Guns unveiled at Art & Wheels show

It’s been in the making for six months and this weekend at an art and motorcycle show in Switzerland, Indian Motorcycle and the Young Guns Speed Shop unveiled their Scout sprint racer called “Miracle Mike.”

This special machine – with a nitrous oxide system mated to the Scout’s 1133cc v-twin engine – is set for a summer of sprint racing with the first race at the Café Racer Festival near Paris in mid-June.

“It’s been an incredible six months with over 700 hours of work invested in this build,” exclaims Nik Heer. “Myself and Fabian have built many bike projects before but Miracle Mike has been our most ambitious. We’re blown away by the reaction we’ve had here at Art & Wheels.”

Miracle Mike, named after Mike the Headless Chicken, has been built with the official support of Indian Motorcycle and is a true American/European collaboration with parts sourced from motorcycling brands such as Öhlins (Sweden), Brembo (Italy), Wizards of NOS (UK), LSL Motorcycle Parts (Germany), Metzeler tyres (Germany) and Motogadget (Germany).

From their workshop in Rapperswil, just south of Zurich, the Young Guns have completely re-wired and reshaped a standard Indian Scout transforming it in to a snarling sprint machine.

“We’re super happy with the bike,” adds Nik, who with Fabian Witzig, rebuilt the Scout using in-house machined parts, a fabricated fuel tank and the addition of a NOS system. “We will now start some engine tuning and speed runs over the coming weeks. We cannot wait to see Miracle Mike fire down its first eighth mile sprint.”

Grant Bester, general manager for Indian Motorcycle in Europe said: “We always knew the Young Guns would do something out of the ordinary with this Scout. They haven’t disappointed. From here this bike will appear at Bike Shed London in a few week’s time and then at the Café Racer Festival and Wheels & Waves in June. We love the Young Guns’ headless chicken logo and we cannot wait to hear Miracle Mike snarl its way to some wins this summer. Indian is certainly re-firing up its racing spirit, both in America on the flat track and here in Europe with this sprint racing and the DTRA Hooligan championship. This is something you’ll be seeing more of from Indian.”

One of the three organisers of Art & Wheels, Marc Baier, says he was thrilled that Indian chose his show to unveil the bike for the first time. “Our show began to share our love of art and motorcycling,” he says. “We’ve known the Young Guns for a while now and were happy they wanted to unveil this bike for the first time in their home country and at a show they’ve supported for many years.”

The build has had support from Öhlins Racing, Akrapovič and Brembo. In particular, this Scout has a set of Brembo’s best brakes. Roberto Pellegrini, Brembo Performance Motorcycle Market Manager said it was a pleasure for Brembo to collaborate with Indian Motorcycle on this new challenging project adding: “The bike is equipped with the best brake components in terms of performance, with also a particular attention to the design of the products. The front caliper is the Brembo GP4-RX, which represents a significant development in brake caliper design, thanks to the use of software derived from Brembo’s racing experience. This new solution has enabled Brembo to optimise the shape of the brake caliper machining and marks a radical change from standard racing caliper shapes. The braking surface of the SuperSport brake disc is drilled and connected with 10 floating aluminium bushes, the same used in top racing machines.”

The Young Guns will now travel to Bike Shed London (Friday 26th to Sunday 28th May) and their first Essenza race is soon after at the Café Racer Festival in Montlhery on Saturday 10th June (rider to be announced).

Nik and Fabian will also enter Miracle Mike in the Punks Peak race on the Friday of the Wheels & Waves festival (which Indian Motorcycle is sponsoring). This race takes place along the GI-3440 mountain road between San Sebastian and the airport in Spain.

Follow the Young Guns on Facebook at www.facebook.com/younggunsspeedshop/ or on their website www.ygspeedshop.com.

Sons of Speed Motorcycle Races Postponed Until Daytona Bike Week 2017

New Smyrna Speedway after Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew blew the grandstands onto New Smyrna Speedway. (Photo courtesy of Ken Conte/Rise Above Consulting)

The much anticipated Sons of Speed boardtrack-style motorcycle races scheduled for October 15 have been postponed until Daytona Bike Week 2017.

The event, created by Billy Lane, was planned for the 1/2 mile banked asphalt New Smyrna Speedway track. Due to issues related to Hurricane Matthew the week before, the track is not in ideal conditions for racers or spectators, so the event is being postponed.

Racers scheduled to race included the following riders and race motorcycles:

* Jay Allen (motorcycle racer/promoter & proprietor, Broken Spoke Saloons), riding a 1913 Thor

* Buzz Kanter (publisher, American Iron Magazine), riding a 1915 Harley-Davidson

* Billy Lane (Choppers, Inc), riding a 1913 Mack

* Warren Lane (Atomic Metalsmith), riding a 1919 Indian

* Brittney Olsen (20th Century Racing), riding a 1923 Harley-Davidson

* Shelley Rossmeyer-Pepe (GM, Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson), riding a 1915 Harley-Davidson

* Rick Petko (Discovery Channel’s American Chopper), riding a 1920 Indian

These classic motorcycle racers are all built in the boardtrack style, without suspension, brakes, transmissions or clutches. Stay tuned for more information on the rescheduled event in March, during Daytona Bike Week 2017 on www.AIMag.com and the pages of American Iron Magazine.

Indian Motorcycle & RSD Super Hooligans Head ‘Moto Stampede’ at Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Team RSD and Scout Sixty’s hit the new racetrack at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip during Sturgis Bike Week

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, invites racers and fans of motorcycle racing to participate and attend the Inaugural RSD Super Hooligan Flat Track Race at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Main Amphitheater during the 76th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The RSD SuperHooligan Indian Scout Sixty race bikes have been touring the nation and seen in action at races held in conjunction with The One Show in Portland, Ore., Mama Tried in Milwaukee, Wis., Bike Week in Daytona, Fla., IV Flat Track Del Mar in Del Mar, Calif., and The Hand Built Show in Austin, TX.

At the Buffalo Chip, the riders are scheduled to take to the track for the First SUPER HOOLIGAN race on Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Race classes for the evening include Run What Ya Brung, Vintage, Hand Shifter, Super Hooligan and a purse paying Pro Single/DTX. Afterwards, stick around to enjoy the blistering audio of The Reverend Horton Heat and Five Finger Death Punch. All brands of bikes are welcome to race.

Sturgis SuperHooligan Event Poster

The races, sponsored by Indian Motorcycle and Roland Sands Design, bring back the excitement and surprises of traditional heritage racing with the added punch of music and drag racing. The newly built dirt flat track at the Buffalo Chip circles the infield between the Wolfman Jack Stage and the Top Shelf Bar bringing the racing action to center stage with prime VIP viewing.

The spirit of hooligan racing comes from a simpler time, when you raced – and could ride home on – whatever bike you owned. With its roots in Southern California motorcycle culture, today’s flat track hooligan racing category is rapidly gaining in popularity with riders of all ages and experience levels across the nation by offering the fun of motorcycle competition in a less structured environment. Combining the craft of custom motorcycles and racing, the Super Hooligan rules are loose and limited the bikes to 750cc and larger twins in stock frames with dirt track tires and no front brakes.

“We are proud to have helped the Super Hooligan racing classes gain even more popularity across the U.S. with a series of sponsorships,” says Reid Wilson, Director of Marketing for Indian Motorcycle. “We want to invite riders of all brands to come join in the legendary fun of racing in the middle of the biggest party in the world. Being a hooligan racer at the Buffalo Chip is going to be about as epic as it can get for rally week in the Black Hills.”

Interested in joining the racing and action? For more information and to register go to http://www.rolandsands.com/blog/673/sturgis-moto-stampede.

Keep up with Roland Sands Design and the RSD Super Hooligans at RolandSands.com. Learn more about Indian Motorcycle by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com and Facebook, Twitterand Instagram social media channels.

Indian Motorcycle Teams with Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride

Indian Motorcycle War Bonnet logo

Event marks the 100th anniversary of the Van Buren Sisters’ courageous cross-country motorcycle journey on 1915 Indian ‘Motocycles’

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, is proud to announce its partnership with the Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride, a cross-country group ride that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Augusta and Adeline Van Buren’s courageous and unprecedented motorcycle journey across the United States.

In 1916 the Van Buren Sisters were the first women to traverse the continental U.S., each on her own motorcycle. Their mission was to show the U.S. Army that women could serve as motorcycle messengers, and to throw light on the women’s suffrage movement of the time. Their ride was heavily reported and included riding to the summit of Pikes Peak, quite a feat on the unpaved road with their 1915 Indian “Motocycles” (as they were known at the time). The Sisters were inducted into the American Motorcyclists Association Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame in 2003.

The ride, beginning July 3 in New York and ending July 23 in San Francisco, honors and celebrates female motorcycling heroines of the past, and promotes the continued growth of women motorcyclists and the motorcycling community. The journey will loosely follow the Van Buren sisters’ 1916 path, with the primary route being the historical Lincoln Highway.

Two charities will be funded as a result of the Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride’s event efforts: Final Salute, Inc. and Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclists. Final Salute is a national women’s veterans’ organization which provides temporary and permanent housing for the over 500,000 homeless female veterans in the United States. The Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclists is an organization providing funding for motorcycle train-the-trainer scholarships that will help enlarge the number of female instructors and coaches for road, dirt and track.

“We are delighted that Indian Motorcycle has chosen to participate in the Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride,” says event organizer Alisa Clickenger. “Indian Motorcycle left an indelible mark not only on America’s transportation industry but also the defense of our country dating all the way back to World War I. Additionally, their importance to the Van Buren sisters’ history-making transcontinental journey makes them an ideal partner for us.”

“Indian Motorcycle is proud to celebrate the increase in female ridership as led by the Van Buren Sisters a century ago,” says Pam Kermisch, Director of Integrated Marketing & Customer Experience at Indian Motorcycle. “Looking back at the long history of our brand, it’s events like this that cement our commitment to brand enthusiasts, patriotism and inclusive ridership at every opportunity.”

In addition to the group ride program, Indian Motorcycle will sponsor select riders with the loan of new 2016 models for the trip, including Robert Van Buren, the great nephew of the Van Buren Sisters, and Sarah “SeCCRet” Moreau, who will be riding from Los Angeles, inspired her heroine Bessie Stringfield’s journey. Bessie Stringfield, an AMA Hall of Fame member, became famous for long distance riding in the 1930s and 40s. SeCCRet’s tribute will be reported through Black Girls Ride magazine.

The Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride begins July 3 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Other stops along the route include Latrobe, Penn. (July 7), Pickerington, Ohio (July 8-9), Anamosa, Iowa (July 11), McCook, Neb. (July 13), Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 15), Pikes Peak, Colo. (July 15) and San Francisco, Calif. (July 23)

More details about the Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride are available online at www.SistersMotorcycleRide.com. Learn more about Indian Motorcycle by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media channels.

Brittney Olsen and the Inaugural Spirit of Sturgis Festival

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Brittney Olsen hosts inaugural vintage moto racing festival in Sturgis

Brittney Olsen, 27 year old antique motorcycle racer and founder of 20th Century Racing, is among the fearlessly fast champions whose name graces the motorcycle racing history books, especially in Sturgis, South Dakota, where she claimed two of her victories on the Historical Half Mile at the Meade County Fairgrounds. After finding out the city’s plans to close down the old track for good, Brittney began to think of a way to revere the Sturgis half-mile and its glorious motorcycle racing history. Good friend and mentor Bruce Eide approached Brittney after the 75th Sturgis Rally with the idea of hosting a vintage motorcycle festival, thus the concept of The Spirit of Sturgis was conceived. Following months of planning, hard work and gaining the blessing from the city of Sturgis and the Sturgis Chamber of Commerce, Indian Motorcycle Sturgis and Brittney are set to host the first ever Spirit of Sturgis Vintage Motorcycle Festival on Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28 of this year.

The Spirit of Sturgis Vintage Motorcycle Festival is proud to announce guided gypsy tours through the Black Hills and two days of vintage motorcycle races, plus a swap meet and antique flea market for vendors, collectors and enthusiasts at the Meade County Fairgrounds located at 1802 Ballpark Road in Sturgis. Friday’s main event is the half-mile vintage motorcycle flat track races, with classes ranging from the early 1920s through 1980s, as well as a benefit party and vintage bike show following the races Friday night in the infield of the old track. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame. Saturday’s main event features exciting pre-1970s “Run What You Brung” dirt drags. “From touring the Black Hills on an old bike, to watching the thrillingly fast vintage racers compete for the Spirit of Sturgis championship title, Sturgis was built upon a multifaceted weekend of motorcycle racing. Now it’s time to bring the grassroots racing back to Sturgis!”

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The world renown Oil & Ink Expo will have moto-inspired art by artists from around the globe on display with prints for purchase, and free motorcycle films will be playing at dusk at the Harley-Davidson Plaza Rally Point on both Friday and Saturday night. The all-ages affair includes a special kid zone with a Strider course for the tots, bouncy houses, bicycle field games for kids under 16 and motorcycle field games for those over 16 years old.

To purchase tickets and obtain more information about The Spirit of Sturgis Vintage Motorcycle Festival
please visit www.spiritofsturigs.com or contact Brittney Olsen via email at spiritofsturgis@gmail.com.

2016 Indian Motorcycle Scout Sixty Ride Review

2016-Indian-Scout-Sixty-5NEW BIKE REVIEW by Dain Gingerelli
Peaceful smoke signals be damned! Indian Motorcycle is on the warpath to establish itself as a key player in the American motorcycle market. The tribe tripled its number last year with the introduction of three more models – the Scout, Roadmaster, and Dark Horse – and 2016 brings another addition to Indian’s brave new world. Meet the Scout Sixty, a motorcycle that’s bound to make new friends among a growing legion of Indian owners and enthusiasts.

People already familiar with the Scout might look at the new Scout Sixty and state the obvious: “It looks just like the Scout. There doesn’t appear to be any difference between the two bikes.” And, of course, those people would be correct in that assumption because the Scout Sixty does look much like the Scout. They even share the same identification tags, and you won’t see any “Sixty” script on that model, either. Close scrutiny, however, reveals that the Scout Sixty has less chrome and fewer sexy bare-metal machined surfaces on its engine cases and cylinders. Ditto for its black cast-aluminum wheels, and the Scout’s cast-aluminum frame is finished in a roughneck charcoal gray compared to the Sixty’s more conventional black coating, although both share the same design and dimensions. There’s also a difference in handlebars; the Scout has a chromed bar on black risers, the Scout Sixty has black on black. The seats are noticeably different, too: The Sixty’s pillion is covered with black vinyl, while the Scout’s passenger quarters are finished in the classic Desert Tan leather, although both solo seats are about 25.3″ off the deck.
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So what gives? Why the big deal about the Scout Sixty? The big deal concerns its smaller retail price, $8,999, versus the Scout’s $11,299. And that’s a big deal because Indian Motorcycle hopes to recruit new riders with this price-leader model.

Obviously, achieving that $2,300 price spread required some cost cutting, and to do that, engineers were told to eliminate some components of the original Scout design. In a nutshell, the major cuts, in addition to the cosmetic changes mentioned above, include trimming engine size from 1133cc (69″) to 999cc (61″) and eliminating one set of cogs from the Scout’s six-speed transmission.  And, yes, the bike got its name from engine size, and we can only guess that Sixty had a better ring to it than Sixty-One.

Both of those cost-cutting steps were actually planned by Indian’s engineering staff long ago. When Indian Motor­cycle mapped out the original Scout’s corporate mission statement, it also decided that the new model would serve as the basis for a future price-leader model as well. Taking that route allowed the bean counters to amortize the research and development expenses between both models, thus allowing them to price the new Sixty an incremental amount less than the standard Scout’s 2016 MSRP of $11,299.


Reducing engine displacement was a rather straightforward process, using cylinder sleeves with smaller bore diameters – 2.898″ versus 3.661″ – to gain the sub-1000cc goal. According to Indian, the meatier cylinder walls account for the Sixty’s extra four pounds (claimed dry weight of 542 pounds) over the Scout’s dry weight of 538 pounds. Although the induction system retains the same 60mm throttle body, the ECU was remapped to compensate for the Sixty’s decreased combustion chamber size. There’s good news at the exhaust end, too; the Sixty’s stacked chromed mufflers resonate the same low burble that’s familiar from the Scout.

For the full ride review, custom bike features, tech stories and more,
CLICK HERE American Iron Magazine issue 333

Also available in digital format CLICK HERE American Iron Digital

Celebrate the 75th Annual Daytona Bike Week With Indian Motorcycle

Jack-Daniels-Indian-AIM-3MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (Feb 22, 2016) – Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, loves making history at Daytona, whether it’s winning the first Daytona 200 or drawing the best crowds with our Daytona Bike Week events. This year Indian again has a full schedule of events, including demo rides, new models, vintage & custom bike displays, racing, organized rides and much more during the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, March 5-12.

“Seventy-five years after Ed Kretz dominated the first Bike Week race, our team is inspired to honor that legacy and showcase our future,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “Whether you’re a cruising enthusiast or long-haul tourer, into customs like those shown in our Project Scout contest or a race enthusiast cheering on the SuperHooligan Scout Sixty bikes, we know that anybody hanging out with Indian Motorcycle will have great stories to tell.”

Below are highlights of the Daytona Bike Week action Indian Motorcycle has planned.

Demo Rides at Daytona International Speedway
(International Speedway Blvd., across from the Florida Hospital Gate)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily; Last Ride Leaves at 4:30 p.m.
Bike Week attendees will have the chance to ride the entire 2016 line-up of Indian motorcycles, including the Indian Scout® Sixty cruiser, Indian Chief® Vintage bagger, Indian Roadmaster® tourer and a very special new model. Ride multiple bikes, compare, and decide which Indian Motorcycle models best suit your riding style. Demo rides are free and available to those with a valid motorcycle endorsement and proper attire.

Indian Motorcycle Display at Daytona International Speedway
(Richard Petty & Midway Blvd.)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily.
In addition to the demo site at the historic Daytona Speedway, a display in the Midway area will feature the entire 2016 Indian Motorcycle line-up, as well as engine cutaways, custom & vintage bikes, accessories and apparel. Register for your chance to win a 2016 Indian Scout Sixty, check out the finalists from the ‘Project Scout: Build a Legend’ custom contest, see how an Indian Chieftain® with performance accessories handles the dyno, and make sure to pick up an exclusive Indian Motorcycle Daytona 75th patch simply by showing your Indian Motorcycle proof of ownership (key-ring, badge, etc.)

Hooligan Race Night
(Ocean Complex West Parking Lot, downtown Daytona Beach)
7 p.m. – 9 p.m., March 8
Enjoy live music, food & refreshments as Roland Sands and fellow Team RSD racers battle handlebar-to-handlebar in pursuit of the checkered flag on their RSD SuperHooligan Indian Scout Sixty dirt trackers. Winners of the Project Scout contest will be announced at this event, and you’re welcome to join a celebratory after-party at the Boot Hill Saloon.

Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach
(290 North Beach Street)
9a.m. – 8p.m., Daily
Visit the dealership in the heart of Daytona Beach for all of your bike, accessory and apparel needs, as well as a variety of special events.

Indian Motorcycle Rider’s Group & Veterans Ride
(Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach, 290 North Beach Street)
9 a.m. – 2 p.m., March 10
Owners of Indian motorcycles join veterans from the Veterans Ride program in an organized tour that begins at Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach and travels to Orlando for lunch. Owners can roll alongside a Vet rider from last year’s inaugural Veterans Charity Ride as he captains a new custom Indian Trike. Kickstands go up at 10 a.m.

Celebrate The 75th With Indian Motorcycle
(Boot Hill Saloon, 310 Main Street)
6 p.m., March 11
Put a stamp on the end of a legendary week by joining Indian Motorcycle at the Boot Hill Saloon to ‘Celebrate the 75th’.

Visit www.IndianMotorcycle.com/en-us/daytona for the most up to date schedule. Learn more about Indian Motorcycle by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media channels.

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AIM Winner Receives ’15 Indian Chief Vintage At Sturgis

IMG_053225 logo 8Where did the time go? I was only 4 years old when Buzz Kanter bought the American Iron Magazine title in 1991. And while I’ve learned how to walk and, debatably, talk since then, AIM has gone from being published in a spare bedroom in the Kanter household, to the number-one selling Harley mag in the world, with headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, along Fairfield County’s Gold Coast. And for more than 25 years now, AIM has been going strong. That said, all of those issues we’ve printed would not have been possible if it weren’t for you, our readers.

To celebrate AIM’s longevity, we decided to give something back. So in issue #305, we announced that American Iron Magazine would launch a giant sweepstakes event, with a chance for readers to win various prizes, including a brand-spanking-new Indian. To enter, all you had to do was subscribe to AIM or send in a 3″ x 5″ card with your contact info as an entry. If you already were a subscriber, your name was automatically entered. Easy, huh? And, no, employees weren’t eligible to win. Bummer!

From issues #308 to #320, we randomly pulled three lucky people’s names from the hat as winners of the three monthly prizes: a complete set of Fix My Hog DVDs, a $100 gift card to our GreaseRag.com web site, or a $1,000 Dennis Kirk gift card. Their names were announced each month in the Quoted & Noted section of the magazine. If you do the math, that’s 39 prizes total.

In issue #323, we announced all of the winners! And Gary Moody of Fort Worth, TX, our grand prize winner, received the keys to an all-new 2015 Indian Vintage at the 75th Anniversary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally!

This article originally appeared in American Iron Magazine issue # 323, published in April 2015. To order a back issue of this or any other issue of American Iron Magazine, visit Greaserag.com.
 
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