Most folks know this iconic chopper seen in the 1969 film Easy Rider. But can you name who built the iconic captain America bike?
Benjamin F. Hardy and coordinator Cliff Vaughn remain largely unknown and uncredited for 25 years as they were not accepted due to being African-Americans, and were not welcomed into the mainstream motorcycle world here in the USA.
We believe it's time to spread the word on the behalf of Benny and Cliff. Benny never managed to profit what he deserved from the fame that Easy Rider should have brought him. Neither did Vaughs actually. The Captain America bike sold for $1.35-million back in 2014 and The film made has made well over $60 million. Some men are okay just being part of history, let's just not forget them.Video clip taken from “History of choppers”.