Tom has been a J&P Cycles customer since the mid-1990's, and says J&P Cycles is about the only place he can get correct, good fitting parts for his Harleys. He's a machinist by trade and builds extruding machines, so he knows what makes a good motorcycle. The Indian will be an addition to Tom's stable which already includes three motorcycles; a 1953 Harley-Davidson FL "Panhead," a 1988 Harley Soft Tail and an 1100 Sportster. The new Indian will be in good company.
This was not the first year Tom donated to win a Museum fundraiser bike. And he donated to win twice this year; six tickets in the summer, then six more in the final mailing in November. He visited his nearest Indian dealer back in November and was impressed by the new Chief, hoped he could win it.
Tom came by January 30 to pick up his 2014 Chief and took it to McGrath Powersports in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for setup and to complete paperwork. Though he has been a Museum supporter for several years, he had not yet made the trip to see the actual Museum until he came to pick up his new Indian.
You can go to the Museum website now, download and print an entry form and mail it to the Museum with your donation; $5 for one ticket, or $25 for six. In February we'll be making the first mailing of personalized entry tickets to supporters who have donated to win in past years. Check the website where you can enter to win, www.nationalmcmuseum.org, or call the Museum at 319 462 3925 for more information.