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    One of the first Harley-Davidson dealers....





    This is a photo of Harry L. Dipple in front of his motorcycle and bicycle store located at 528 Massachusetts Avenue in Indianapolis circa 1912. Harry was a Harley-Davidson dealer from 1908 to 1919 when he sold out to John Morgan who relocated the dealership to 701 S. Meridian Street in Indianapolis. John Morgan sold out to George Schulteti in 1947. George's son Bob and his wife Anita now own the dealership as it continues with four (4) generations of the Schulteti family. The dealership was relocated in 1998 from the 701 S. Meridian Street location and has been known as "Southside Harley-Davidson" of Indianapolis for the past 65 years. In October of 2012, "Southside Harley-Davidson" celebrated their 65th Anniversary with a visit from Willie G. Davidson and his wife.


    My 1912 Harley-Davidson, model X8, single, belt drive, battery ignition, was purchased new by the original owner from the Harry L. Dipple Harley-Davidson dealership of Indianapolis in 1912. I purchased the cycle from the original owner in 1968.



    Below is an article about the Harry L. Dipple Harley-Davidson dealership that was published in the December 3, 1911, edition of the "Indianapolis Star" newspaper.


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    This photo of early Birmingham, AL. motorcyclists was taken in front of the Birmingham Ledger newspaper office in 1914. The young man with his arms crossed, second from the right on the front row, is Birmingham native Gene Walker. Later that year, he would enter his first professional race at the Alabama Fairgrounds Raceway. He would briefly lead that race, set a new track record, and finish third behind new Harley team rider Red Parkhurst. Walker would go on to be one of the great racers of the teens and early twenties. The taller fellow directly behind him is early racer Robert "Bob" Stubbs, Birmingham's first Indian dealer, and Gene Walker's mentor.

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    Great stuff fellas.... great stuff!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by talbot-2 View Post
    One of the first Harley-Davidson dealers....





    This is a photo of Harry L. Dipple in front of his motorcycle and bicycle store located at 528 Massachusetts Avenue in Indianapolis circa 1912. Harry was a Harley-Davidson dealer from 1908 to 1919 when he sold out to John Morgan who relocated the dealership to 701 S. Meridian Street in Indianapolis. John Morgan sold out to George Schulteti in 1947. George's son Bob and his wife Anita now own the dealership as it continues with four (4) generations of the Schulteti family. The dealership was relocated in 1998 from the 701 S. Meridian Street location and has been known as "Southside Harley-Davidson" of Indianapolis for the past 65 years. In October of 2012, "Southside Harley-Davidson" celebrated their 65th Anniversary with a visit from Willie G. Davidson and his wife.


    My 1912 Harley-Davidson, model X8, single, belt drive, battery ignition, was purchased new by the original owner from the Harry L. Dipple Harley-Davidson dealership of Indianapolis in 1912. I purchased the cycle from the original owner in 1968.



    Below is an article about the Harry L. Dipple Harley-Davidson dealership that was published in the December 3, 1911, edition of the "Indianapolis Star" newspaper.


    The above Harley single is a 1913 , Note the push rod intake.

    joe

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    Good eye Joe!

    We now know for sure that the photo was taken after Harry Dipple moved his store to 528 Mass Ave. from his earlier location at 338 Mass Ave. Sadly, the 528 Mass Ave. building is long gone.

    Thanks
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    This article is a slice of interesting history.

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    It still exists!!! That is cool!!!
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    Some time back I posted this Worlds Greatest Team postcard.I have only seen 2 of the others in magazines

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