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75 Years of Sturgis

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There’s only one Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The annual event to the small town of Sturgis, South Dakota is a pilgrimage for all things motorcycle related and their many leather-clad fans. 2015 marks the 75th anniversary of the rally, so here’s a brief look back, and a glance at the future.

Then

The first meeting of what would become the famous Sturgis rally was held on August 14, 1938. Clarence “Pappy” Hoel purchased a local Indian Motorcycle dealership in 1936 and formed the Jackpine Gypsies motorcycle club partly as a promotional tool. Pappy and his wife Pearl turned the original six rider meet into an annual event, featuring races, rallies, and contests on the outskirts of town.… Read the rest