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Title Indian Scout 101, 1929
Catalog Number CVHM-2006.15
Description Vintage 1929 motorcycle, Indian Scout 101, red, Indian Motor # DGP4666

Indian Motorcycle, Indian Scout 101, ca. 1929. Red with gold trim, brown leather seat. The motor is numbered: DGP 4666. Also on motor: "INDIAN MOTOCYCLE CO / MADE IN / SPRINGFIELD MASS. USA". On gas tank is painted "Indian Scout" in gold and black. On back of bike is light blue Connecticut license plate for motorcycle, number 62402. Also March 03 registration sticker number "CT 0156039." Lastly attached to the license plate by bolt is a round blue badge which reads "Antique Motorcycle Club of America, Inc. Founded in 1954".

(Below - MOSH Label, pmj 2009)

Responding to feedback from racers, the original Indian Scout introduced in 1920 was updated with key modifications, making the new Scout 101 one of the most popular models ever built. Charles Franklin tweaked his original design, creating a bike that for years was a favorite among racers even though actual production years were few due to the onset of the Depression. The Scout 101 had a stronger frame, larger wheelbase, an increased fork rake, a front brake and a low 26¼ inch seat height. George Yarocki, local Indian collector and restorer, and former owner of this Scout 101 states "It's a beautiful combination of weight and design ... it handles like no other Indian motorcycle before or since.''

Artist Indian Motocycle Co., Springfield MA
Object Name Motorcycle
Date 1929
Dimensions H-3.25 W-2.833 L-7 feet
Credit line Museum Purchase
Museum Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History
On Exhibit Yes, Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History