Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Lucky Lindy

I am not surprised that the World's first modern media superstar, Charles Lindbergh was a Biker and a Hot Rodder. In 1919 a New York Hotelier put up $25 Grand for the first pilot to fly non-stop between New York and Paris. Lindbergh was bitten by that bug and flunked out of College jumped on his Excelsior and headed for Nebraska to learn how to fly. He barnstormed and flew mail planes and at 23 talked a few prominent St. Louis businessmen into funding his adventure. In 1927 he succeeded with his dream and barely made the first non-stop in "The Spirit of St. Louis"
An early love of adventure with fast cars and bikes.
Barnstorming in the 1920's.