Indian Winners: First Ride on Her 2016 Chief, New Jacket Fits!


Margaret Gulley at McGrath’s Powersports picking up her New Indian Motorcycle

Ready to pick up her new motorcycle, Indian Chief Vintage winner Margaret Gulley drove from her home in Peotone, Illinois to McGrath’s Powersports in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Arriving in her truck with trailer, she worked with dealership staff to complete paperwork. Given salty roads and and a shiny new bike, Margaret chose to trailer her new machine back home.
When she got home Margaret told us, “You know I took it for a short spin! It was 30 out, but, I could not resist! Already I love my new Indian!! She rides so different from the Boulevard and just wants to go. McGrath’s was awesome! They were very helpful and made the whole experience really great. They walked me through all the paperwork and went over the bike with me top to bottom. Answered all my questions and really went above and beyond! I just wish they were closer!!”

Bruce Rester 2016 jacket winner

Bruce Rester modeling his New Indian Jacket

National Motorcycle Museum staff have enjoyed working with the people at Polaris and Indian Motorcycle for many years now, and here’s a good example of why that is. When he found out he’d won the Indian RACER jacket, Second Prize winner Bruce Rester went to the Indian website and looked at all of Indian’s leather jacket offerings. Being a more traditional rider, Bruce asked if he could receive as his winnings the Indian Benjamin jacket instead. “Happy to make the switch,” was Indian’s response and as soon as they had Bruce’s size information, his new jacket was shipped to his home in Glendale, Oregon. Bruce offers, “The jacket is of excellent quality, and fits much better than I expected it to. I have ridden with it 3 times and it’s very effective. The armor is hardly noticeable, and I’m sure that if I ever go down again (hope not) I’ll be really glad it’s there.”
Margaret is the 15th winner of a motorcycle used for National Motorcycle Museum fund raising, Bruce our first jacket winner. Together all the donations for a chance to win a bike make up an extremely important program for the Museum, its single largest source of operating income. For 2017 you can lend your support to the Museum and get a chance to win an Indian RACER jacket or the beautiful Springfield Blue and Ivory Cream 2017 Indian Chief Vintage donated by Indian Motorcycle. Visit the Museum website and you can check out the list of past winners and learn how you can donate for chance to become the next winner.

To see more about the winners go to our 2016 winners page:”

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