Posted 8 years ago
Well the old yellow truck and I headed out early this morning to bring these gems back from southern Oklahoma.
They are Lenaert "Indian" motorcycles from a 50's era carnival ride. They were made from 1951 thru 1966 in a variety of styles. Obviously patterned after the early Indian cycles with the plunger frame and skirted fenders.
They measure about 55" in length.
From what I have learned about 500 are known to exist (probably not counting these two as they have been in a shed for 20 years).
I remember seeing these at fairs and carnivals when I was a kid and now I own a pair!
I also learned that Lenaert made 6 of these operational and they were used in the circus. Only one is accounted for.
Thanks for looking!