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New Review: Franklin's Indians: Irish Motorcycle Racer Charles B. Franklin designer of the Indian Scout and Chief

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This book was first published by Panther Publishing in 2011 and Veloce Publishing Limited did a facsimile reprint in February 2018, this review is about the reprint.  What we have is a biography of Charles B. Franklin, an electrical engineer, motorcycle racer, designer of Indian motorcycles and an overseer of the Indian Company racing teams.  This book extensively covers the years from 1903 thru 1932 and with a wide geographic expanse well, from Ireland to Britain, then Europe and America with side excursions to Australia and back to Europe.  A comprehensive account of his life and achievements to the sport of motorcycling has not been available until now.

 

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