BIKE OF THE MONTH


April 2013 Bike of the Month

Bike of the Month Hobo John with his 1931 Indian Scout 101

Make: Indian
Model: Scout 101
Year: 1931
Country of Origin: USA
Engine: 45cu in Twin
Transmission: 3 speed
Owner: Hobo John
City: Costa Mesa

Brad Pitt on 1931 Indian Scout 101 Brad Pitt in the 2008 movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

1931 Indian Scout 101

Congratulations to Hobo John of Costa Mesa for winning Bike of the Month with his 1931 Indian Scout 101. John won a $20.00 Beach Burgers gift certificate provided by Beach Burgers and The Scooter Solution.

John has been involved with this meet longer than I have. He's been a member of The Antique Motorcycle Club of America for over 20 years. He has owned this bike for about 3 years.

The Scout 101 was made for four years from 1928 through 1931. It has a two inch longer wheelbase than the standard Scout and sits two inches lower.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
This motorcyle starred with Brad Pitt in the 2008 movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. This was before John owned the bike.

Hobo got his nickname back in the 1970's when he bought a slightly used 1972 Harley Davidson Super Glide and rode it back and forth across the country several time. He still rides that Super Glide, and it's been to our meet several times.

Thanks John for bringing this awesome bike to our meet. View all the photos in our April Gallery.


The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifiying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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1931 Indian Scout 101
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