May 2012 Bike of the Month

Bike of the Month Lon Bubeck and his 1928 Indian 101 Scout

Make: Indian
Model: 101 Scout
Year: 1928
Country of Origin: USA
Engine: 52ci stroked Twin
Transmission: 3 speed
Owner: Lon Bubeck
City: Long Beach

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1928 Indian 101 Scout

Congratulations to Lon Bubeck of Long Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1928 Indian 101 Scout. Lon won a $20.00 Beach Burgers gift certificate provided by Beach Burgers and The Scooter Solution.

This was Lon's first visit to our group. Lon bought this bike from his father, Max Bubeck in 2009. Max aquired the bike as a basket case in the mid 1990's and restored it. Max rode the bike across the country multiple times and was riding at the age of 91 when Lon bought the bike from him.

Originally a 45ci, this Scout has been stroked to 52ci. It has 22,336 miles on the clock since the restoration.

Max Bubeck
The Worlds Second Fastest Indian
Max held the Worlds Speed Record for an Unstreamlined Indian from 1942 until 2002. Max passed away last year. He was well known throughout the Indian community.

"Bubeck!" Max Bubeck's Story
Bubeck! is the tale of one of the most interesting
people of American motorcycling. Though he never
turned pro, he held the speed record for an
unstreamlined Indian for over fifty years, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the machine. He has been inducted into seven motorcycling Halls of Fame.

Bubeck! chronicles the life and times of this amazing man in words and period photos.
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Thank you Lon for bringing it to our meet. View all the photos in our May Gallery.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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