May 2023 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Eugene Garcin & Mary Wong of Hollywood with their 1947 Indian Chief Bobber

Make: Indian
Model: Chief Bobber
Year: 1947
Country of Origin: USA
Engine: 84cu in
Transmission: 3 speed
Owner: Eugene Garcin & Mary Wong
City: Hollywood

1947 Indian Chief Bobber

Congratulations to Eugene Garcin & Mary Wong of Hollywood for winning Bike of the Month with their 1947 Indian Chief Bobber. Eugene & Mary won a plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

Eugene & Mary recently bought this bobber, it could be one of their first American motorcycles. The bike was built in 2005 by Josh Mills in Murietta Georgia for the Smoke Out VI Chop Off motorcycle show. It had been in a personal collection for the last fifteen years.

Here's a few of the specs according to Eugene:
  • 1947 84 cu in Chief engine
  • 1933 Chief frame
  • 1941 Scout front fork
  • 1935 Chevy spare tire cover for a rear fender
  • Ford Model A foot controls
  • Tanks narrowed one inch each
  • Mid 60's Corvette Stingray blue paint
Here's the rest:
1947 Indian Chief Bobber spec sheet

Eugene & Mary always bring something nice to share when they come down from Hollywood.

This is the ninth time they have won Bike of the Month. Here's the run down:
November 2021 - 1952 Vincent Comet
April 2019 - 1936 Husqvarna 40SV
January 2018 - 1929 BMW R63
February 2017 - 1934 Cotton 500cc
July 2015 - 1968 BMW R69US
March 2014 - 1952 BMW R67/2
November 2012 - 1954 BMW R51/3
July 2012 - 1953 BMW R68

Thank you Eugene & Mary for bringing your Indian out for all of us to see. See all the photos in our May Gallery.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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