Vintage motorcycles occupy a popular niche in the motorcycle market. Like vintage cars, these transportation time capsules are a piece of the past that continue to be appreciated in the present. Collectors love to show off their attention-grabbing artifacts and many even restore these nearly century-old relics to their former glory so they can hit the road once again.
At the McGraw Powersports offices in Anaheim, CA, two vintage bikes remain prominently on display, ready to greet visitors and familiar faces alike. Not only do these motorcycles double as décor, but they also inspire conversation among those loitering in the lobby. McGraw Powersports has proudly exhibited these beautiful talking pieces in their offices for over 20 years, and they remain a staple showcase in the McGraw workspace today.
The first bike on display is a 1923 Harley-Davidson Board Track Racer (BTR). This beige belle of the ball was known for its reliability on the short tracks back in the day. With no brakes, no clutch and no front fork suspension, this retro racer was built lighter for added speed and performance. As an F-head racing bike, a motorcycle like this only went through a few motor changes from its original 1915 frame and continues to impress today, nearly 100 years later.
With Harley-Davidson as a household name in the motorcycle manufacturing business, McGraw Powersports is proud to feature one of their iconic all-American models as a reminder that they, too, are a homegrown company built from the tires up.
The 1923 Harley-Davidson BTR is paired up with a candy red Indian motorcycle that looks like your favorite childhood bike with a bit more horsepower. It is a classic vintage motorcycle bursting with color and personality with its white wheels and chrome counterparts, looking like it came straight out of an Evel Knievel stunt show. Established in 1901, Indian is another well-respected, historic American brand that has seen success even after overcoming its share of adversity. It’s this kind of professional fortitude that McGraw Powersports likes to emulate, day in and day out.
These two motorcycles are more than just ornaments furnishing the room, they are reminders that a prominent history is indicative of a steadfast and authentic company.
Plus, their whimsy on-wheels motif is a reminder to keep things lighthearted and fun. For more information about McGraw Powersports, visit mcgrawpowersports.com.