Before Easy Rider there was Then Came Bronson.  Michael Parks played the worldly Jim Bronson on the weekly series, riding across the country looking for answers and truth in the everyday world.  Running for a single season in 1969-1970 the show gained a cult following over its 26 episodes and exposed a turbulent and exhausted America to a side of motorcycling that wasn’t often presented previously.  The show inspired many people to get into motorcycling as a lifestyle or a hobby and showed that motorcycling wasn’t just about the rough biker gang lifestyle.

Come see some of the memorabilia from around the world and from the fans that gave the iconic bike and its rider the cult following it enjoys today.  Hang in there!

“Then Came Bronson” devotees were out in force celebrating the new exhibit all about Bronson here at the National Motorcycle Museum.

The title card for “Then Came Bronson”

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  1. Dale
    Dale says:

    I have parts of a bicycle from when I was a kid in the 60s and 70s that looked like the Bronson motorcycle.
    Dad must have done something with the rest of the parts but I have the frame and a few other parts of anybody is interested.
    Contact me if you are or in going to trash them.

  2. Donald Beam
    Donald Beam says:

    We had one dad cloned at Harley Davidson of lex John R Cook Jr owned a VW dealership across the street at 1264 new circle Rd. I love the bike hope it’s still out there. DP BEAM JR


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