Cycles & Scooters of the AACA Museum – Part 4

Cycles & Scooters Part 4
AACA Museum
Hershey, Pennsylvania
submitted by “wendyvee”

wendyvee says:
Presenting just a few of the many bikes from my visit to the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

If you are in the Hershey area, the museum is well worth a visit! I’ll be posting them in groups – to see more, just click the AACA tag at the end of this post

1963 Honda CR77

wendyvee says:
Okay … I totally want to pull up to my dream Mid-Century Modern house riding this CR77, while wearing go-go boots 🙂


 
 

1947 Cushman Motor Scooter
(one-cylinder, 4 hp)

wendyvee says:
I love the Cushman emblem! Maybe it’s because I fondly remember a blue and orange matchbox car that I loved long ago?

a portion of the placard:
Only two standard colors were offered on the 1947 models – red and blue. This was the first year that the new Cushman Disc Type Automatic Clutch was made standard. It engaged automatically when the engine accelerated. Also in 1947, Cushman introduced the “Ice Cream Special” chassis. This all-white model was intended to be purchased by ice cream vendors who would then install  their own insulated box.

 
 

1951 Velocette DOHC Grand Prix Racer

wendyvee says:
I wasn’t familiar with British manufacturer Veloce Ltd. Find some interesting company history here


 
 
1948 Indian 648 “Big Base” Scout

a portion of the placard:
In 1948, Indian unveiled the final racing update of the Scout – the 648 Model – in Daytona Beach, Florida. The new machine was nicknamed the “Big Base” Scout because one of its updates was a larger oil sump that changed the appearance of the 750cc engine.

This bike made an auspicious debut when Floyd Emde became the first rider in history to lead the Daytona 200 from beginning to end, breaking the previous race speed record by 6 mph. Based on this impressive performance, the 648 also become known as the “Daytona Scout”.

Click here if you missed:

Cycles & Scooters Part 3

Cycles & Scooters Part 2

Cycles & Scooters Part 1

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