In 1914 the city of Dodge City, Kansas held a motorcycle race, the Dodge City 300, attracting over 17,000 spectators. By 1921 there were more than 20,000. The race was held on a two-mile dirt oval and was sanctioned by the FAM (Federation of American Motorcyclists). Many manufacturers of the time attended, including Excelsior, Indian, […]
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Original Viva Knievel Harley Davidsons For Sale On Ebay
For sale on Ebay right now are two original Harley-Davidson Sportsters ridden by legendary stuntman Evel Knievel in the film “Viva Knievel!” Click here to see the Ebay listing, which ends on Monday, August 12.
The first is the “Flying Eagle” Strato-Cycle, which is one of two used in the movie. The bike is complete with full documentation including original sales invoice from Harley-Davidson in 1977, which certified (with matching VIN numbers) and specifies that it was used in the Viva Knievel movie. Also included is the pink slip in the name of Warner Bros., INC. with VIN numbers that matches the sales invoice and engine and frame numbers. Lastly, photographs of the matching frame and engine numbers that match the pink slip and the sales invoice will also be included.
The second Sportster for sale was another movie vehicle, complete with custom paint and graphics. It’s in original condition and hasn’t ran since production finished on the movie. Each bike is listed for $24,000 US (or best offer).
Richard “Hutch” Hutchins, of Yucca Valley, CA, owner of the two Sportsters, also owned a Los Angeles-based Harley-Davidson dealership at the time. As he explains it, Warner Bros. purchased eight Sportsters, customized by Bud Ekins, for use in the movie. When filming wrapped, Hutchins bought all eight bikes from Warner Bros. to display in his dealership. Over the years he’s sold off the bikes, with these two being the last in his collection.
To learn more or to purchase one or both of these rare and historic motorcycles, click the listing above. There you’ll also find contact info for Hutch as well. The motorcycles are located in Yucca Valley, CA.
On tonight’s internet radio show Talking Motorcycles With Barry Boone, Scott Russell, Neale Bayle, and Mia the Flat Track Maiden give host Barry Boone an earful. While Scott Russell’s name is forever tied to Daytona International Speedway, “Mr. Daytona” amassed more than 40 national wins. And don’t forget his World Superbike title as well. Tonight on […]