Motorcycle Masterpieces in Milwaukee
Words and Photos: John Gunnell
Curt Muller and his bright red 1946 Indian Chief.
Curt Muller of Kalamazoo, Mich., took the blue ribbon in the motorcycle class at The Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’Elegance on Sunday August 23. Curt and the Limey Brothers-Jim and Howard Hansen, of Berlin, Wis., all won yellow Class Participation Awards for their bikes as well.
Muller’s ride is a 1946 Indian Chief that he purchased from a collector car dealer in Indianapolis, before completely disassembling and rebuilding the bike. In addition to its yellow ribbon, the Chief also picked up a blue ribbon.
The Limey Brothers showcased three Triumphs made in consecutive years-1971, 1972 and 1973. Howard brought the orange and white 1971 Triumph Tiger that took a yellow ribbon up to the awards area. Jim rode behind him on the 1973 Triumph T14OV Tiger that also captured a yellow.
Other bikes in the class included the Limey Brother’s black and red 1972 Triumph Bonneville T12OV Café Racer and a pair of 1940 Indians. Each year The Masterpiece Motorcycle class features from six to eight select bikes. Entries are already being sought for the 2016 venue. Anyone interested in entering a 1973 or older cycle can email email@example.com.