#Pic_A_Day  (1495) @AlMachFineArt - Mascot Monday – 1947 Indian Chief Motorcycle and Sidecar Steve McQueen

#Pic_A_Day  (1495) @AlMachFineArt

Mascot Monday – 1947 Indian Chief Motorcycle and Sidecar Steve McQueen

Owned by the famed actor, stuntman and racer Steve McQueen and shown courtesy of Chad McQueen his son from Los Angeles, Ca.

Engine 74 cid, 4 valve, L head V-twin

40 bhp@3,000 rpm

Transmission 3 speed manua (4 speed was an option)

Top speed 95 mph

Wheelbase 62 in

Weight 550 lbs (sidecar extra)

Suspention Front girder fork: rear coil compression and rebound

This can be seen at the Taubman Museum of Art’s exhibit

Drive! Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles until Feb. 3, 2019 in Roanoke, VA.

https://www.taubmanmuseum.org/happenings/drive

Information from the book used with permission of the museum.

 

After you go to the Taubman Museum of Art go up the street to see The Virginia Museum of Transportation for a double treat!

http://www.vmt.org/visit/

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