Buck’s Indian Motorcycle is home to the family restoration team of Buck, Steve, Justin, and Jared Rinker and their collection of vintage Indian motorcycles.
Located off scenic Route 50 in Romney, West Virginia, Buck’s Indian is less than 30 miles from Cumberland, Maryland and near the south branch of the Potomac River.
Buck’s love for Indians began in 1953 when he got his first Chief. The bike didn’t have an engine, but Buck and his buddy would push the bike to the top of hills and ride it down. When the boys tired, they’d push it down over a bank and come back to it when they were ready. A year or two later, Buck bought another Chief for $75. He rode that bike until he went in to the service in 1958. He returned home in 1962 and bought his next Indian. The family hobby has continued through three generations as the Rinker-team of enthusiasts pass from one Indian to the next building upon their collection.
The history of the Indian Motorcycle company dates back to the early 1900s. It was officially founded in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1901 by George M Hendee and Carl Oscar Hedstrom.
Originally a bicycle manufacturing project of Hendee’s, Indian Motocycle became the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world by the 1910s. The most popular models were the Scout, manufactured between 1920 and 1946, and the Chief, manufactured from 1922 to 1953.