#17 Rick Salisbury
1927 Indian Ace
Who would have dreamed a young teenager and his love of bikes would evolve into a private collection of vintage motorcycles that would rival Harley-Davidson themselves?
Utah Home Builder, Rick Salisbury and his personal love of collecting has amassed well-over 200 vintage motorcycles, mounds of one-of-a-kind memorabilia, a rare trophy collection, and original art by world renowned motorcycle-centric Artists’ such as David Uhl, Scott Jacobs, Tom Fritz, and Bronze sculptor Jeff Decker.
His collection is displayed at Legends Motorcycle’s in Springville, Utah. Legend’s has a full service Parts and Service department, Sidecar Café and Museum. The upper viewing gallery is home to Salisbury’s crown jewel, a completely unrestored 1907 Harley-Davidson Strap Tank. One of only three 1907 Strap Tank’s in existence, Salisbury’s is the only bike that survived with its original paint, engine, frame and tires. Across the Legends Compound you can grab a beer at this StrapTank Brewery named for his rare bike.
Salisbury’s collection includes other rarities such as; a1905 Single (World’s Oldest Harley Davidson) and to the left a rare1909 Single-Police (that served in the La Crosse, Wisconsin Police Department), the oldest unrestored Indian motorcycle-a 1903 Camel Back, his 1916 Excelsior, which Salisbury rode cross-country in the 2016 Cannonball, and a truly incomparable bike, a Feilbach “Limited” the last bike off production, that was built using left-over parts which remained after the bankrupted Feilbach Motor Co. shuttered its manufacturing factory in 1914.
This year’s Cannonball Run will be Rick’s fourth personal Cannonball. He rode previously in the 2012, 2014 and 2016 rides. This year he is riding a 1928 Indian Ace.