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#28 Joe Burch

Ferris, TX

1928 Harley-Davidson JDH

Left motorcycles behind, sold my 1967 XLCH to start a aviation company.  I was the owner , pilot, mechanic, accountant, sales person, you name it.  Flew corporate jets all over for several corporations. Even flew Chuck Yeager as a passenger one time.  My younger partner is taking over now so I can peruse my next career.

“worthless antique motorcycle junkie

Eleven Harleys & two Cushmans later, I think it is a good start.   A 1925 JD with sidecar(Rebel), 1928 JDH (Blue J), 1934 & 1935 VL’s (Krazy Krusty & Vickey), 1948 WL (Midnight), 1958 & 1965 Panheads(Green Beast & Old Blue), 1973 shovelhead (Some Assembly Required), 1958 & 1963 Cushman’s(Silver Fox & Little Red).  Red really belongs to my wife Susan. Several more are just parts scattered around the barn & shop, a frame here, another sidecar body there, shelfs with engines, etc.etc.

Trucks & cars also.  The Queen of the fleet, a 1957 ford Skyliner(Queenie), is Susan’s.  1945 ford 1 ½ ton grain bed truck. 1983 Ranger pick up (Susan’s) 2002 Thunderbird & other late model stuff.