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This profile was last updated on 10/30/12  and contains information from public web pages.

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Local Address: White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
The Antique Motorcycle Club of America Inc
6509 East Phelps Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
United States

Company Description: The Oregon Trail Chapter (OTC) is a chartered chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA). The AMCA is a non-profit organization founded in 1954 by...   more
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Antique Motorcycle Foundation
www.antiquemotorcyclefoundation.org, 30 Oct 2012 [cached]
Board of Directors to fill seats vacated recently by Brenda Teel-Lash and Peter Gagan.
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Craig continued, "We also want to thank Brenda Teel-Lash and Peter Gagan for their loyal service to the Foundation as members of its Board of Directors.
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Gagan, and former president of both the Antique Motorcycle Club of America and the Antique Motorcycle Foundation, and still a director of the Foundation, explains, "In 1911, Indian offered a 'Little Twin' of 680ccs and a 'Big Twin' of 1,000ccs, both of which were to large to fit the rules."
He continues, "The Big Twin came with a two-speed gearbox while the Little Twin had only a single speed. Indian Chief Engineer Oscar Hedstrom sleeved down the Little Twin to 580cc to qualify within the rules, and built a special frame to make room for the two-speed transmission. The machine's two-speeds, plus its chain drive, enabled Indian to dominate the mountain course, bringing Oliver Godfrey, Charles Franklin, and A.J. Moorehouse home one-two-three. Gagan built his IOM Indian replica by following Hedstrom's design as closely as possible, and he graced it with "26," which was Godfrey's 1911 winning number.
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Gagan says the motorcycle is ready to go except for one final modification. He states, "I am going to remove the replica white period tires and replace them with safer racing rubber.
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Photo of Peter Gagan and Indian replica courtesy of The Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition.
A replica of the special 580 ...
www.aimag.com, 1 June 2011 [cached]
A replica of the special 580 cc Indian TT model V-twin has been built by Canadian entrant Peter Gagan and on Friday, June 10, 2011 it will lead the centenary parade lap for historic machines.
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None of these special machines survived intact to the present day, but fortunately about 10 years ago Peter Gagan located a 580 cc Indian racing engine in England. It may have been from one of the original TT machines but the records that could verify it do not exist. Working from his home in White Rock, British Columbia, Gagan constructed a replica using a 1911 Indian frame and transmission. No drawings of the TT bikes exist, so the frame modifications and exhaust pipes had to be fabricated according to photographs of the originals. The machine bears Godfrey's race number 26. Gagan has a lifetime of experience with early motorcycles, having been a member for more than 50 years of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America, of which he is past president. He has also served as president of the Antique Motorcycle Foundation and was founder of the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group. Gagan and his team are eager to hear from potential sponsors of this historic return to the legendary Isle of Man. They can be reached at petegagan@blaze.ca.
Antique Motorcycle Foundation
www.antiquemotorcyclefoundation.org, 17 Oct 2011 [cached]
Peter Gagan
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Peter Gagan, Past-President
Peter Gagan, born in Toronto in 1940, seemed destined to devote his life to antique motorcycling. The first motorcycle he ever rode-at the age of 14-was a Vincent Touring Rapide, and by age 16 he had resurrected his first basket-case, a 1912 Indian that cost him $10.
Gagan joined the AMCA in 1959 and helped form the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group in 1967. He was elected to the AMCA Board of Directors in 1995, and in 2002 became President of the Club. He pursued a progressive agenda that included forming an alliance with the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum for the display of AMCA members' motorcycles, and tested the AMCA magazine on commercial newsstands.
Gagan retired from his position as AMCA President in 2008 to become President of the newly formed Antique Motorcycle Foundation. He has participated in vintage motorcycle road runs on three continents and raced antique motorcycles with the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association.
Gagan can be contacted at petegagan@blaze.ca.
Antique Motorcycle Foundation
www.antiquemotorcyclefoundation.org, 30 Oct 2012 [cached]
Finally, I want to thank the Foundation's first President, Peter Gagan, who should be given much credit for the successful launch of the AMCA Foundation, both in concept and execution. Fortunately, Pete will continue to serve on our Board, where we can benefit from his guidance and experience.
Antique Motorcycle Foundation
www.antiquemotorcyclefoundation.org, 17 Oct 2011 [cached]
Gagan, and former president of both the Antique Motorcycle Club of America and the Antique Motorcycle Foundation, and still a director of the Foundation, explains, "In 1911, Indian offered a 'Little Twin' of 680ccs and a 'Big Twin' of 1,000ccs, both of which were to large to fit the rules."
He continues, "The Big Twin came with a two-speed gearbox while the Little Twin had only a single speed. Indian Chief Engineer Oscar Hedstrom sleeved down the Little Twin to 580cc to qualify within the rules, and built a special frame to make room for the two-speed transmission. The machine's two-speeds, plus its chain drive, enabled Indian to dominate the mountain course, bringing Oliver Godfrey, Charles Franklin, and A.J. Moorehouse home one-two-three. Gagan built his IOM Indian replica by following Hedstrom's design as closely as possible, and he graced it with "26," which was Godfrey's 1911 winning number.
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Gagan says the motorcycle is ready to go except for one final modification. He states, "I am going to remove the replica white period tires and replace them with safer racing rubber.
...
Photo of Peter Gagan and Indian replica courtesy of The Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition.
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