Motorcycle Hillclimb Champion

Orie Steele, Sr.

(1897-1960)

 

                    Click Here to view Orie Steele's induction into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

This webpage is dedicated to the memory of a man that I never had the opportunity to meet, he died before I was born. He was my grandfather, my mothers father. I kept hearing stories about him. As I got older I began to wonder just how good he really was and what I found was amazing. He wasn't just good, he was dominant. He did have help. He had the best engines that the Indian factory could produce at the time. But as Harry Sucher author of "The Iron Redskin" said, "His hell-for-leather style was seldom imitated by others, as it required singular courage to perform.

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4-4-2001 - I finally found an original of this card !! After many years of searching and searching I contacted a seller on Ebay who had a Jim Davis card from the same series. They checked and sure enough they had one of my grandfather. I can not tell you what it means to have one. Once I get it framed I will scan it and put it up here. Thanks to ahcollect.com, be sure to buy from them if you see them on Ebay. - John

To see a comprehensive list of my grandfather's wins
CLICK HERE

What you will find on this page :

Pictures of My grandfather and the Indians that he raced.

Print articles of the day about my grandfather. (new Items posted July 14, 2002)

Book quotes.

Some pictures of my great-grandfathers Indian dealership in the teens and twenties.

Just a little about me the creator of this page.

Links to other sites of interest.

Some information about William Brazenor another  Indian Hillclimber written by his daughter Helen Murison.

 

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