|Subject:||RE: Otis Spiker||Date:||Mon Jun 25 18:12:06 2018|
Doug, I think it is great of you to keep people like Otis Spiker in view. He was our last real, and direct link to Henderson, and Excelsior. He actually knew Ignaz Schwinn, Frank Schwinn, and the brilliant engineers, machinists, assemblers, dealers, and customers that made Henderson, and Excelsior the 3rd powerhouse in American motorcycling. |
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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.