Max BuBeck's Death Valley Run 2000

This run is an small annual event put on by Max BuBeck.

It is a run of a few hundred miles over a couple of days in October, with one day being all offroad riding!

This is a picture taken in 1948 of Max BuBeck (On cycle) and his tuner Frank Chase. This bike went 135.58 mph and still holds the title of fastest unstreamlined Indian Motocycle ever.
The cycle is considered a "Chout" because it's a chief engine in a scout chassis. But definitely no ordinary chief! This one ran methanol through two Schebler barrel valve carbs and was running cams ground by the legendary Fred "Pop" Schunk.
Max and the 135.58mph "Chout"

Here is a picture of some of the bikes that showed up this year, in front of

Scotty's Castle in Death Valley,Californina

Click to see it full size! This is the 1939 Indian Four that Max Bubeck is riding.
Here is a killer example of an unrestored
1928 101 Scout.
Click to see it full size!
Click to see it full size! Here is Dale Walksler on what is an experimental 1937 Big Twin Side Valve Bobber.
Notice the front mount magneto...
Here is another cool shot of the above 1937 Flathead.
Notice the tank shifters...
Click to see it full size!
Click to see it full size! This is Red Fred and the beautiful Regina.
Red is known in certain circles as;
"The world's most dangerous Indian Motocycle rider!"
Here is Mike Breeding, from Santa Fe, NM.
He makes some of the best restoration parts for Indians.
He also makes a beautiful repro 40's siren.
You can reach him through his website.
Click to see it full size!
Click to see it full size! Here is a very, very clean Chief Bobber.
I like the flaming Indian head.
Here is Skrewy Louis' 1948 Chief from Alta Dena, CA Click to see it full size!
Click to see it full size! This is Rocky's 1944 Civilian Chief.
He sells quality Indan parts and has an electronic ignition unit that works great for Chiefs.

You can reach him at (330) 832-1982.

Here's Gideon's 1947 Knuckle from Ojai, CA. Click to see it full size!
Click to see it full size! This is Grace McKeon on her 1947 Chief.
Grace was a Harley rider for years and just switched to Indian recently!
This is John Bevans with a nice Chief.
Click to see it full size!
Click to see it full size! Here is Jeff Ring from Terra Haute, IN on his 1946 Chief.
This is the one and only Stuart Munger aka "The Rev"
.With the koolest original 1938 Chief I have ever seen!
Click to see it full size!
Click to see it full size! This is Hillbilly, he works with Dale Walksler, and is on Dale's very interesting 41-46 knuck.
Take a good look at the frame on this cycle.
It was built like that in the 50's as far as I know.
Very interesting.
Click to see it full size!

Here are most of the bikes that made it to the offroad part!

No harleys!!!


These pictures and captions (For the most part) were provided to me (Again) by the

one and only Juan Parker.

"The world would be a better place if everyone rode bobbers"

- Juan Parker

Thanx Juan!


And, just like last year, Gary Smalz posted more picts from this run!

Check 'em out here!

also, take a look at his site, because he has information on getting a

copy of video tape with BOARDTRACK racing on it!!!



You can still see the pictures of last years run:

Death Valley 1999



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