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    A 1930 Henderson that was customized before WW2 by a fellow called O Ray Courtney and fitted with streamlined bodywork. The art deco influence is obvious; legendary automotive designer Harley Earl could have drawn those curves. The bike is owned by collector Frank Westfall of Syracuse. Grail Mortillaro had a camera to hand, so we have him to thank for these images | Text/photos via CoolHunter.net

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The motorcycling world loves a ‘barn find’—an old, obscure machine wheeled out of the woodwork for the first time. And this is one of the biggest revelations of recent months. It’s a 1930 Henderson that was customized before WW2 by a fellow called O. Ray Courtney and fitted with ‘streamliner’ bodywork.

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Amazing! 1930 Henderson that was customized before WW2 by a fellow called O. Ray Courtney and fitted with ‘streamliner’ bodywork.

Henderson was a Chicago brand and one of the American ‘Big Three’ (with Harley-Davidson and Indian) until the onset of the Great Depression. It went bust in 1931.

Based on a 1930 K.J Henderson with an inline-4 air-cooled engine, all of the bodywork is custom and it’s the sort of thing that would have impressed even Ettore Bugatti. The Henderson Custom is owned and restored by Frank Westfall from Syracuse, New York. His first outing on the bike was to the Rhinebeck Grand National Meet in 2010.

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1930 Art Deco Henderson - Frank Westfall such an amazing bike it belong in a Museum..... photo: Knuckebuster Inc. "The bike belongs to Frank Westfall from Syracuse, NY. According to some info I found online, the bike was originally built by O. Ray Courtney in 1936 and is based on a 1930 K.J Henderson. The bike is powered by inline four cylinder. " ....This bike is one of a pair designed and built by Courtney in the ’30s. It was restored by the amazing Pat Murphy of Syracuse, NY. It is all KJ Henderson parts, except the period airplane wheels, and mentioned Packard gauges. The other is “The Enterprise”, powered by an Indian Scout, unrestored."

Riding in Heels? Very Impressive!