From:Rick Yamane e-mail:rick@motionpro.com
Subject:RE: RE: Otis Spiker Date:Tue Jun 19 13:07:21 2018
Response to:6881
This story makes me smile. I didn't have the pleasure of
knowing either man but it's certainly a case where the
"I'm not telling him. You tell him." approach should have
been used. :-)

Rick

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I can add to your Otis Spiker anecdotes, Doug. When
Charlie Carter was the editor of the 'Antique Motorcycle'
he made the mistake of telling Otis that he had to
request permission to use AMCA material in his Henderson
Restoral Society Bulletins. Otis got so pissed that he
banned Charlie from buying anything from his catalog.

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Doing some research in some old AMCA magazines from 1977
Medina, Ohio meet on Doc Cleveland's farm, I found this
photo of Otis Spiker. Unfortunately I'm old enough that
I was at this meet, riding my Suzuki T500 in from grad
school.

Otis was a character. Some members didn't care for him
but he was a Henderson guy through and through, and ran
the Henderson Restoration Society. Always saw him
chomping down on a cigar.