On the way back to Bismarck from the Twin Buttes Powwow, I drove through Golden Valley, North Dakota. A remarkable family tradition of a different kind is enshrined just off Main street. There the Lindemann’s have invested themselves in restoring and maintaining a bit of history. This Standard Oil gas station is actually the entrance to a private Harley-Davidson Museum. Neatly displayed inside the museum is at least one Harley-Davidson from every year of production — and each one runs, ready to be rolled out on the street of John chooses.
John Lindemann inherited his father’s love of meticulous restoration. His father, Bill restores old Model As and Model Ts to running and operating perfection. It wasn’t too long ago that the pair would be seen putting down some back road to a car show or motorcycle show in Canada or the West Coast to display their work and take home accolades. Their attention to detail is evident with the effort put in to just the front door entrance to their private museum. The gas pumps that I can barely remember from my pre-driving days. How far back does your memory of these corner icons go?