In 1936, Clarence "Pappy" Hoel started an Indian dealership in Sturgis and formed the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club. Two years later, the City of Sturgis joined forces with the Jackpine Gypsies to hold the first "rally" (known as the Black Hills Classic) which was highlighted by the championship half-mile race. David's subject in "70 & Counting", a member of a motorcycle club at the time, is on her way to the inaugural festivities when she stops near Devil's Tower to get her bearings. We can only imagine that her new cowboy friend wishes she would stay longer!
Categories: Motorcycle art, Harley-Davidson art, Sturgis art
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