1939 Indian Scout Racer, Wallace Akins

This motorcycle is a rare find. It was raced at Daytona in the 1940s by rider Wallace Akins. A customer of our bought it at auction, and while the bike had truce racing provenance, it neither ran nor looked period correct. While we did not restore the motorcycle engine, we did get it running, added the original plates that came with it and gave it the right “racing look” fitting of the period.

In this video you can see it start and run well. It shifts on the tank on the right. There are very few examples of race bikes from those early years. Those are the original number plates on the bike too. This is an Indian motorcycle that has true racing provenance!