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WALTER AND LUCILLE TIMME


Hall of Fame Inductee - Pre 2001

 

Lucille and Walter E. Timme were married on July 12, 1935 and purchased an Indian Motorcycle dealership in Colorado a few years later, continuing their relationship with Indian until the company closed.  In 1948 Walter was the Director and Lucille was the reporter for the Pueblo Motorcycle Club in Pueblo, Colorado.  Lucy went as a passenger on many of the Pueblo Motorcycle Club's and Steel City Rambler's trips and was one of the first women to attempt the annual trail ride across Mosco Pass on an Indian Arrow before this trail was closed to motorcyclists.  She worked various jobs for enduros and other activities.  Lucy was selected by the Pueblo Motorcycle Club as its candidate for the most popular and typical girl rider in America in 1950.  


Lucy handled all of the office management at the shop and met with the media to work on advertising and promotions.  


To Walt Timme, motorcycles have always been more than an alternative form of transportation - they have been a way of life. This lifelong fascination with motorcycles is reflected in one of the best collections of old motorcycles in the region.  He was an active motorcyclist himself, enduro racing, hill-climbing and building racing bikes. One of his racing bikes, ridden by Bob Larratt, broke the track record at Sturgis in 1950. "I've been very fortunate," Walter said. "I like motorcycles and working on them.  All those years, I looked forward to going to work every day.  My retirement hobby is doing the same thing I did before, but now I'm doing it for me."


At the time of his death in 2005, Walter was the oldest factory-trained Indian Motorcycle dealer in the world.

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