Indian V-twin racer 1st Isle of Man TT victory 1911 Arthur Moorhouse motorcycle For Sale
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Indian V-twin racer 1st Isle of Man TT victory 1911 Arthur Moorhouse motorcycle : $9
A superb and rare
photo of the Indian factory rider as photographed during the 1911 Isle of Man Senior T.T. races, on July 13, 1911.
would finish the race in third place, behind his Indian factory
team members Oscar Godfrey and Benjamin Franklin (yes, the
designer of the Indian Scout); giving Indian their biggest ever racing
and Isle of Man T.T. victory and giving them instant global fame, as this was
the very first time a non British bike won the Isle of Man T.T.! Not only that,
they took the first three places… The
Indian racers influenced models like the famous Indian Powerplus and featured
two speed gearboxes and chain drive. See photo!
The first TT race over the Snaefell Mountain Course or
'Mountain Course' was the 1911 Isle of Man TT Races. For the 1911
event two separate races were introduced. A four lap Junior TT Race for 300 cc
single-cylinder and 340 cc twin cylinder motor-cycles and was the first event
on the new course and was contested by 35 entrants. The Senior TT Race was open
for 500 cc single-cylinder and 585 cc twin-cylinder motor-cycles and was
contested over 5 laps of the new 37.5 mile Snaefell Mountain Course. The new
technical challenges of the Mountain Course forced changes on entrants and
motor-cycle manufacturers alike. The American Indian factory
fitted a two-speed gearbox and chain-drive to their factory racing machines
competing in this race. This proved to be the winning combination when Oliver
Godfrey won the 1911 Isle of Man Senior TT race riding an Indian in 3 hours, 56
minutes and 10 seconds at an average speed of 47.63 mph! Charles B. Franklin,
the famous Indian engineer that designed the magnificent Indian Scout, finished
second with an average speed of 47.19 mph. Arthur Moorhouse finished the race
in third place with the photographed machine, averaging 46.10 mph.
We have more photos, also
listed on , of other bikes, and various motorcycle (world) champions on
various kinds of machinery. Please check out our sales and take advantage of
our shipping discount! The sale selection is refreshed and changed
This is your rare chance to
own this non period photo that reflects a very interesting and historic
piece of motorcycle history. Therefore it is printed in a nice large format of
ca. 8" x 10" (ca. 20 x 26 cm).
Shipping costs will only be $ 7.00 regardless of how many photos you
buy. For 5 or more photos, shipping is free!
(Note: A. Herl, Inc. does not appear on
photo, for purposes only)
expressed or implied. Sold as collectable item only. We are clearing out our
archives that we have gathered from various sources.
All items always sent well
protected in PVC clear filesand board backed
photographs that came from professional collections and/or were bought from the
original photographer or press studio! They are all of professional and
After many decades
of professionally collecting photographs and posters we are clearing out our
archives. They make the perfect gift and are perfectly suited for framing. They
will look gorgeous unframed and will be a true asset nicely framed with a
border. They are a gorgeous and great asset in every home, workshop, workplace,
restaurant, bar or club!
First come -
first served. And you can always contact us for your requests. Please ask any
questions before the sale ends.