The bikes were collected by the late Arthur Francis Parker Jnr, always known as Bill. The family were the proprietors of Parkers Motor Garage, which was a major garage which specialised in the sale of Indian motorcycles.
Machines include a rare 1916 Indian Featherweight Model K2 250cc single, bought by Bill from its original owner, and a 1924 ohv Douglas, Model RA 500cc, supposedly ridden by an American, Cody Miln, who rode it with a visiting team at Davies Park, Brisbane, plus there’s a 1923/25 Indian ohv eight-valve racer (pictured). Eric Price, while apprenticed to Rhodes Motors in 1924, worked on this bike. He says: “The engine in this bike (but not the machine), once held the world’s speed record of 125mph. The record was set when it was ridden by Indian factory rider, Paul Anderson at Sellick’s Beach, South Australia in 1925.”
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