The Mike Parti Story

A portrait of an avid motorcyclist by Michael Fitzsimons  Parti was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on June 23, a long time ago. At 15, Parti bought an old Ford jalopy. When his mother saw the car, she threatened to chain the tires together until Parti turned 16 and got his driver’s license. Early on, he bought an old Indian Scout for $15, which Parti pointed out was the going rate for a bike that didn’t run in those days. NOTE FROM Bandit: Mike Parti sadly passed a few years back, but his bikes and his legacy live on. Recently his daughter Clarice “Tish” kindly donated this historic sidecar rig to the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. We are exceedingly proud to add this unique Bonneville Vincent powered sidecar rig to the race inspired exhibits. Click here to read this photo feature article only on * * * * Subscribe to the Free Weekly Newsletter by clicking here  

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