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1949 The Hague police workshop11 viewsWar surplus transformed in police bikes in The HaguepanheadNov 18, 2019
1949 The Hague police workshop11 viewsWar surplus transformed in police bikes in The HaguepanheadNov 18, 2019
1946, Churchill visits The Hague22 viewsAnonymousSep 09, 2019
Belgian police sidecar49 views"grande espinette" Waterloosteenweg, UKKELpanheadApr 09, 2019
Goulding Pricelist173 viewswlh1950Aug 23, 2018
Goulding Sidecar brochure195 viewswlh1950Aug 23, 2018
Goulding Sidecar brochure174 viewswlh1950Aug 23, 2018
Indian train678 viewshydraJul 23, 2018
Bessie Stringfield317 viewsIn the 1950's, when women were relegated to housework, either in marriage or as domestics, Stringfield was married several times and worked as a maid yet revved and roared through Florida’s palm-tree-lined streets on her Harley-Davidson, earning the unofficial title of “Motorcycle Queen of Miami".

Her legend was big enough to warrant a posthumous induction into the Hall of Fame of the American Motorcyclist Association in 2002, nearly a decade after her 1993 death. Hundreds of women motorcyclists make an annual cross-country trek in her honor. She has been memorialized in a comic book and mentioned in a documentary and a book about women motorcyclists by Ann Ferrar, a friend who is also working on a memoir of her friendship with Stringfield.

A masterful storyteller, Stringfield amazed people with her accounts of being chased off the road as she traveled through the Jim Crow South; performing stunts on the Wall of Death at carnivals; and serving as a civilian motorcycle dispatch rider for the U.S. Army in the 1940s. Her childhood, in her telling, was Dickensian: born in Jamaica to an interracial couple; left motherless at a young age; abandoned by her father on a Boston street; and adopted by a benevolent Irish Catholic woman who treated her so well that she gave her a motorcycle when she was 16 years old.

Bessie Stringfield
AnonymousApr 10, 2018
1946 Dutch Road Assistance421 viewshydraAug 02, 2017
Vintage500 viewspanheadJun 21, 2017
Vintage415 viewspanheadJun 21, 2017
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