Gary Starks 1947 Indian Chief


Owned and Restored by Gary Stark. Painted "Blue Rainbow", by Bob Stark. This beautiful Indian was given to me when I was 5 years old. It was a big rust bucket. The deal was, it was mine as long as I had it fully restored by my 16th birthday. Well, I missed my 16th birthday, but had it completed before my 17th birthday. I can be reached at: gary@starklite.com



This picture has been on the cover of numerous books, calendars, and our catalog. The photo was taken by Roy Kidney.

 

 

During High School and College. One of my favorite things was to take my motorcycle to shows held inside convention centers, and compete against Show Cars and Bikes. In my second year of showing in two circuits the "International Show Car Association", and the "R.G. Canning" Show circuit, I came up with my most elaborate display. This display consisted of an authentic Indian Totem Pole, Tee-Pe (borrowed from a friend from his Indian camp days), and authentic Indian chants played from inside the Tee-Pe. All lighted via high powered show lights. The display took over 4 hours to setup, along with another 4 hours detailing the bike before we left for the evening.

The Display won numerous show awards for Best use of Theme. While the bike itself came in 3rd place for the overall show competition awards ! (This was against all bikes, such as Arlen Ness customized Harley Davidsons). And was always a consistent 1st or 2nd place winner in it's class.

 

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