Orie Steele, Sr.
Motorcycle Hillclimb Champion

 

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To see a 1924 Article from Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated talking about Portland Climb. GO HERE.
To see a May 1924 Article from Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated talking about New Haven Climb. GO HERE.
To see a Indian Motorcycle Co. Speedogram boasting wins. GO HERE.

Previously Posted Items

To see an Indian Motorcycle Co. promotional poster for the Indian Scout. GO HERE
To see my Grandfather's Life Time Membership Card in the AMA. GO HERE
To see an article written in August of 1922 GO HERE

To see an article written in August of 1923 GO HERE
To see a Goodyear Tire ad from 1919 in which my grandfather is pictured GO HERE
To see an article from a 1923 Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated, which interviews my grandfather and has some great pics. I have typed in the text to make it easier to read but all of the content is exactly as printed. (Even the misspelling of Orie) GO HERE
To read an article from August 9, 1922 in which my grandfather won all of the events in one day. Again I typed in the text to save your eyes. GO HERE
This is an article from April 10,1923 from Western Motorcyclist and Bicyclist. This is about the events at the famous Capistrano hill in San Juan Capistrano California. Lots of great pictures with this article. GO HERE
To read an article from July 1, 1929 from Motor Cycling about a Wisconsin hill climb that my grandfather won Go here. I really like the way that this article was written, I have kept all of the text in tact, even the grammatical errors. GO HERE
To see and ad for Indian Motorcycles from MotorCycling magazine June 5, 1929 which has a nice picture of my grandfather and tells about other racing wins. This was a two page ad and it is very large so it may take a while to download. GO HERE
To see two different ads, one extolling the virtues of Indians new for 1924 fork, and another Indian ad from 1928 that features my grandfather GO HERE
To read an article from June 19, 1929 from MotorCycling about a Pittsburgh hill climb that was won with much style. This article is written in such a way to heighten the excitement of the climb. And it works !! GO HERE
This one is from November 6, 1929, Orie didn't win on this day, but no one can win them all. He did place second in one class and there are a couple of excellent pictures of him in this article. GO HERE
To read an article from June 22, 1927 in which my grandfather swept all of the expert events in Rochester, N.Y.. (No pictures with this article) GO HERE
Ok, This one has a strange title. Its about an event held in June of 1930. The article is called Swasitkas Hillclimb. It has nothing to do with Nazis, and the Native American good luck sign is mentioned. GO HERE
To read an article from September, 1929 in which my grandfather swept all of the expert events in Pittsburgh, Pa. This one has a cute story associated with it as well. (No pictures with this article) GO HERE
To see and ad for Indian Motorcycles from MotorCycling magazine June 11, 1924 which has a pictures of Orie Steele and other Indian racing luminaries. It was two pages side by side. GO HERE
This is a one page ad from April 1926 which talks about hillclimb victories. GO HERE
This is an article from the Worcester Mass. Hill Climb where my grandfather really kicked butt. GO HERE
This is a two page ad that Indian put out after my grandfathers dominance in Worcester Mass. Hill Climb. GO HERE
In June of 1923 they held a hill climb in my grandfather's hometown of Paterson N.J., guess who won? GO HERE
The 1923 National Championship climbs were held in Rochester New York. Good pics with this story. GO HERE

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