I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, friends are what this hobby is all about. As I told you, I just bought a 1940 Indian motorcycle. I have never ridden a motorcycle and have no idea how anything works on them. But I have friends who know and they have offered to help.
Last night, one such friend – Tim Buttles – rode his own motorcycle about 10 miles to come here and show me the proper procedure for starting the Indian. He started the bike and it sounded great. I’m glad about that, but I’m even gladder to have a firend like Tim.
By the way, if you belong to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) — which a lot of car collectors do — you’ll find a story about Tim and how he built an airplane for only $6,500 in the latest issue of EAA’s SPORT AVIATION magazine.
I guess Tim is famous now . . . and he deserves it!