Hello. My story starts with my dad. He was in WWII in Germany and rode the WLA’s then and there. When he returned home he bought and rode a 1948 Indian Chief. In 1952 he traded it in on a new Harley Davidson. He and mom both rode for many years on it. I remember that motorcycle from my early childhood. I still have the owner’s manual on it but alas, he sold it. Thanks, Dad. LOL.
During my high school days a neighbor had a stripped-down WLA in his basement. It had been flat track raced during the ’50s at Lakewood Fairgrounds close to Atlanta, GA. I purchased it from him and put it back in running condition but we never rode it. I had tried to find the parts to put it back in its military ‘clothes’ and since I had pictures of dads’ from during the war, I was going to letter it like that one. I wasn’t able to find the parts to restore it before dad died but I’m still looking and want to complete it as a tribute to him one day. Thanks for this opportunity to share my story.