Klock Werks has built a custom Indian that’s based on an original painting, titled “Pappy”, created by renowned artist David Uhl using a well-known photograph of Hoel and his #56 Scout in front of Hoel’s Indian dealership in Sturgis, S.D. Hoel opened the retail location and formed the Jackpine Gypsies in 1936. Two years later, the Jackpine Gypsies held the first rally known as the Black Hills Classic. The rest, as they say, is history.
Making a bit of history again the “Spirit of Sturgis” is owned by Mark Marshall, a friend of Indian Motorcycle Sturgis proprietor Bruce Eide, who owns the “Pappy” painting. The bike will be introduced Feb. 5 at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows tour stop in Minneapolis and will go on to be displayed together with the “Pappy” painting at Indian Motorcycle Sturgis.
Stay tuned for photos of the custom bike soon.