Well That's A Crock...er
Wouldn't you love to indulge yourself with a rare Crocker Motorcycle, the first superbike that could reach 110 mph in the 1930's? The one's that gave both Indian and Harley Davidson such a headache back in the day command anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 to even $350,000 fully restored. They were the fastest thing on two wheels handsdown straight from the factory. No other production motorcycle could beat it and if any did, Crocker would pay the owner the full price of the bike. The engine's internals were made extra tough to withstand high speed abuse and with a square bore of 61ci and plenty of meat left over in the cylinders could be bored to make 90ci.
Sad thing is, is that Al Crocker died to soon when hit while testing one of his creations.
The good thing is, Crocker, so I've heard, has been reborn and you can build a new Crocker. Below are pictures of a new Crocker engine being born and a finished one in the picture below. Check out the website below the pictures and decide for yourselves. Me, I'm just drooling over the whole thing while indulging in the Man Al Crocker as I always like reading and studying about these men who build their machines from concept to reality. Inspiration is drawn from each one with my fascination of how these original defunct motorcycle companies began, what drove the man, how'd he do it and what hoops did they have to jump through to keep their dream alive.
I'm also fascintated by a man in our own time who is shaking and moving in much the same way these previous Icons did, Aniket Vardhan is a man to watch these days as he has what these previous motorcycle pioneers did.