In the beginning, there were the road racers, the fans and a few gawkers. And there was J.C. “Pappy” Hoel and his dream of the Black Hills Motor Classic.
Early gatherings included a 210-mile endurance run with the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club to the southern Black Hills. Entry fee was 50 cents.
Today, you can meet custom bike builders and check out custom bikes from around the world for less than the entry fee from 70 years ago. And, you can get your picture taken with an AMD biker chick…. cool beans!