From:Douglas Strange
Subject:RE: E.J.Cole pre auction trivia Date:Tue Mar 10 21:57:04 2015
Response to:5553
I remember talking to Cole's drivers. They had been
instructed to not come home until the truck was full of
motorcycles. Must be nice!

Here is a partial picture taken at Molson Park Barrie Ontario,
of the perfect running rebuilt 1928 Deluxe I sold EJ circa
1981 at the Schenectady AMCA meet. I took the $2200 he
offered rather than the NOS 1940's knucklehead bike that Tom
Kell offered me in a straight swap ! EJ told me the Hen was
his first bike and he was just beginning to collect . I am
sure I will exagerate a bit when I am 89 too.
Getting back to the bike, I contacted the old timer who had
"restored it" and he told me he did not want a sidecar so he
took the one attached to this bike to the dump. Yes, I did ask
for the dump location to no avail.
I see my old bike is not in the auction. Lonnie Sr. told me
they had about 900 bikes at one time and my old Hen had been
stolen and recovered. We may never know the whole truth.