HONORING THE LEGEND
Greer, SC, United States
For its entry, Cherokee Cycles, in Greer, S.C., decided to convert an Indian® Scout® into a trike. As the Scout was used by the U.S. Army during WWII, Cherokee wanted to honor that legend and decided to theme its project based on the WW II bomber, Miss Behavin', which flew over Germany in 1944. For this one-off conversion, Cherokee teamed with Motor Trike, Inc. (Mr. JD Vey). That partnership decision resulted from the consistently outstanding work done by this company in Troup, TX. Motor Trike designed and built a conversion that features an independent air-ride suspension as well as reverse. Their "drop what you are doing" willingness to participate attitude made Miss Behavin' possible within the time constraints allowed. When WW II broke out the original B-17's had a natural metal finish, later changed to olive drab over neutral gray cammo, and finally back to the natural metal finish, which is represented by Miss Behavin's paint scheme. Look closely and you will notice the painters at BKP Art, in Easley, S.C. (Brian Morgan and Danny Robledo), skillfully incorporated rivets, a weathered metal appearance, and the inevitable fuselage battle damage caused by German fighter plane cannon fire. The centerpiece of Miss Behavin' has to be the floating custom leather seat hand tooled by Heather's Leathers, in Clover, S.C. (Wayne Hagler), featuring an acrylic painted likeness. Another noteworthy feature are the floorboards. These were CNC'ed in the outline of a general purpose bomb and painted olive drab. Another valuable partner, Whitewall Choppers, in Summerville, S.C. (Derek Hicks), provided this along with an 18" front wheel and other ancillary parts. When scrolling through the photos, notice the massive front light and cowl, and the radiator shroud - (if you look closely, at the bottom of the radiator, you will see two machine gun barrels protruding from either side). Professional photography services were expertly provided by Forrest Briggs Photography, in Greenville, S.C. Finally, everything else not mentioned above, was fabricated, assembled, crafted or machined by Royce Yardley of Cherokee Cycles.