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1946, Churchill visits The Hague21 viewsAnonymousSep 09, 2019
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Belgian police sidecar48 views"grande espinette" Waterloosteenweg, UKKELpanheadApr 09, 2019
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Goulding Pricelist172 viewswlh1950Aug 23, 2018
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Goulding Sidecar brochure194 viewswlh1950Aug 23, 2018
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Goulding Sidecar brochure173 viewswlh1950Aug 23, 2018
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Indian train677 viewshydraJul 23, 2018
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Bessie Stringfield314 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
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1946 Dutch Road Assistance420 viewshydraAug 02, 2017
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Vintage499 viewspanheadJun 21, 2017
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