#47 Kerry Patchett
1947 Indian Chief
My name is Kerry Patchett , From Bourbonnais , IL , Age 65
I work at a New Holland Farm Equipment dealership in Union Hill , IL .
I always have had a passion for older vehicles, my daily driver in high school and college was a Hudson automobiles, one of which I still have and enjoy.
Over the years I have owned several bikes & dreamed of owning an Indian Chief someday. I remember a story that my parents told : They were dating in high school & left a party in the country, My Dad on his Indian Chief, my mother in a 1938 Chevy, She thought it would be fun to “Bump “ him. She bumped him about three times . My Dad said every time he would get hit the bike would fish tail , and was going as fast as he could on the dirt road and could not out run her. My mother’s comment ( you know, I have never seen him so mad )
About 20 years ago , my wonderful wife bought me a beautiful large scale model of a 1947 Chief with red paint. A few years ago , I found the full size match to that model and could not pass up the chance to own it . I told her it must have been meant to be .
I will be riding the bike of my dreams, 1947 Red, Indian Chief, on the Cross Country Chase in September. To: Jason & LeeAnn Sims, Thank You for putting this event and experience together for me and others to enjoy and participate in . I CAN’T WAIT !!