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Floyd Clymer – Motorcycle Pioneer and Our Founder

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The wider world first heard of Floyd Clymer when he and his younger brother attempted to set a record by driving from Denver, CO to Spokane, WA in 1910. When he was just 14 years old. While that may seem like a young age to be engaging in such daredevil pursuits, he had already been driving a car for seven years and selling them for four.


While the two of them did not make it all the way to their destination in Washington (due to lack of driveable roads, and a car that needed constant repair), he never stopped being a fan and booster of early motorized transport.… Read the rest