An excerpt from Motor Cycle Illustrated November 4, 1915


“Montgomery, Ala. – Alexander Findlay and his son Charles, two musicians of this city, are among the recent recruits to the growing ranks of motorcyclist. Their latest achievement is a 1286-mile trip through the Blue Ridge mountains, through Gettysburg, Pa., and then up to the Indian factory at Springfield, Mass. The mount used in this trip was a 1915 three-speed Indian; Charles, who is 15 years of age, doing the driving while his father rode on the tandem seat. The pair returned here a few days ago, having retraced their outward trip in all details.

The trip was made after much persuasion on the part of the young cellist to have his father allow him to use a motorcycle. The elder Findlay was skeptical as to the effects that riding might have on his son’s hands, but after the purchase was made, rapidly became as enthusiastic as his son over the machine. Accordingly, the long trip was planned and carried out without trouble. Alexander Findlay is a teacher of music at the Woman’s College in this city.”

In 1914, Charles expressed a desire to have a motorcycle.

By 1915, his piloting a brand new Indian!

Persistence pays off!

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