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Gloria Tramontin Struck

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Local Address: Cody, Wyoming, United States
Motor Maids

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Gloria Tramontin Struck was ..., 1 June 2013 [cached]
Gloria Tramontin Struck was born in 1925 in an apartment attached to her family's motorcycle shop in Clifton, N.J. That shop eventually evolved into Tramontin Harley-Davidson. When her father died in 1928, Gloria's mom continued to run the shop. Gloria learned to ride when she was 16. She joined the Motor Maids in 1946 and is still an active member. She has ridden her bike to every state on the continent and some states many times over. She was still riding long distances in 2008 at the age of 84.
Gloria Tramontin Struck - You'd ..., 1 Feb 2011 [cached]
Gloria Tramontin Struck - You'd never believe this outspoken 85-year-old woman is the same girl who in 1941 at age 16 tearfully told her brother "I do not want to know how to ride! Well, her brother won that argument and she's been riding from that day until today. She's owned 14 motorcycles in her lifetime, has traveled every state in the continental U.S. as well as Canada. At the age of 76, she took two trips to Europe, traveling a total of over 6,500 miles in 8 countries. Gloria has been a Motor Maid for 65 years, having joined in 1946 and is the longest member still riding. She continually encourages women to ride and to be involved. Gloria is an inspiration to riders and non-riders alike.
Gloria Tramontin Struck - ..., 3 Feb 2011 [cached]
Gloria Tramontin Struck - Member of the Motor Maids since 1946; daughter of the founder of Tramontin Harley-Davidson.
Celebrities, 19 April 2012 [cached]
While Gloria Tramontin Struck came from a motorcycling family, she didn't originally have any burning desire to ride. In fact, in 1941, when she was 16, her older brother decided to teach her to ride while she told him tearfully, "I don't want to know how to ride. Well, he won out, and since then she has owned 14 bikes-three Indians and 11 Harleys. She now rides a 2004 Heritage Softail Classic.
Gloria was born in 1925 behind her family's business, the Lexington Cycle Shop, in Clifton, NJ. The business had been selling bicycles and Excelsior-Henderson motorcycles since 1915. When she was only three years old, her father, Ernest, died at the age of 32, leaving her 28-year-old mother, Pierina, to take over the shop.
In 1946, at age 21, Gloria joined the Motor Maids. She and the founders' daughter, Betty Fauls, are the club's longest standing members still riding. Last year the two were the first in the Motor Maids' history to be honored for 65 years of active riding.
Gloria has logged over 500 thousand miles, riding all 48 continental states many times over. She has made the trip to Daytona Bike Week numerous times since 1951, and she attends many Rallies, Motor Maid events and conventions from New Jersey to California
Uhl Studios, 14 April 2012 [cached]
David Uhl's newest Woman of Harley, "Gloria" is now available for sale worldwide.
In David's words: "I would be extremely lucky to ever have the chance to encounter another subject like Gloria. I consider her a national treasure. I may be jaded by an enhanced passion for history but to actually get the chance to spend time with someone who remembers many of the people in my vintage paintings is a HUGE deal for me. For example she was friends with Gene Baron (the Baron's Apprentice) and Babe Tancrede (Babe) and several others. I think the world of this classy lady, and hope everyone in the industry gets the opportunity to meet her. Plans right now are for Gloria to join us in Daytona for a special event in March."
In this series, "Gloria" joins the ranks of "Ruby", "Betty", "Pearl", "Rose", "Ruth", "Evelyn" and "Stella". This classic, historic image celebrates the colorful past of Gloria Tramontin Struck, an amazing woman, 86 years young, who started riding at the age of 16 and joined the Motor Maids in 1946. She has logged over 500,000 miles through all 48 continental states in the U.S. and was inducted into the Sturgis Hall of Fame in 2011. The two gentlemen in the background (Ben Campanelli and Ed Kretz, Jr) both raced in Daytona and were acquaintances of Gloria.
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