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#82 Chris O’Brien

Vashon, WA

1928 Henderson DeLuxe

I have been riding, fixing and collecting motorcycles as a hobby since 1974. Now I am a retired Neurologist living in Vashon, WA. The 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball was about as much fun as someone can have on a old bike. For us, this was special as the “Blue Bird” is a tribute to my relative, Alan Bedell. His 1917 transcontinental record inspired the Bedell Tribute Henderson (since the original was turned into scrap for WWII). With the help of the Henderson community (Dave, Frank, Matt, Mark, Matthew, Pat, etc), an original engine, frame, forks, tank and wheels were located and the 4th Coast Fours team brought this smooth-riding beast to life! Now we are ready to bring out our 1928 Henderson Deluxe and get her ready for some Deluxe motoring in 2020. Time to start on that motor!

Flintworks, LLC is our little company on Vashon Island, WA to support our collection of bikes and entertain visitors. Looking forward to September 2020.