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Sturgis Motorcycle Museum - Class of 2019

hof Ron Paugh

Hall of Fame Highlight Class of 2019

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is featuring Hall of Fame Highlights of this year's outstanding new group of inductees. Here is a glimpse at what they had to say. For the full story join us at the 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (tickets available below). Congratulations and welcome Ron Paugh.

*Please note: Hall of Fame Highlights will be published as we receive them from the Inductees. We look forward to sharing information about all of our Inductees in the weeks and months to come.

Ron Paugh
For the past 50 years Paughco has been providing the custom and restoration Harley-Davidson market with the most diverse, highest quality line of products available.

Paughco's success is due in no small part, to the fact that it is, and always has been, a true family business. Ron Paugh began riding dirt bikes in the San Fernando foothills as a 13 year old like a lot of us did. When Ron was a junior in high school he bought his first Knucklehead basket for $75. Ron started hanging out at D&D Cycle. Boyd DeFrance, was the owner of D&D Cycle and became a good friend of Ron. He asked Ron if his father's tool and die company could reproduce the early HD inner primary covers. Ron and his dad made 500 inner primaries and put 100 in the trunk of a 1969 Cadillac his dad leased. Bob told Ron, "We can't go selling parts with an old pick-up truck."

That was just the beginning. One part lead to another and in 1969, Paughco, Inc. refocused with the sole purpose of producing the finest in custom and replacement parts and accessories. With the husband and wife team of Robert and Ruth Paugh at the helm and son Ron heading up the product design and development, Paughco was on the move. And by the late 70's, the company was manufacturing thousands of unique products, becoming the number one choice of bike builders worldwide. After completion of Paughco's new world headquarters, Bob Paugh took his final ride in 1987, and all operations were transferred to Ron.

As Paughco celebrates its 50th anniversary, the company remains dedicated to the production of an ever-expanding line of products.

Learn more about Ron Paugh and all of the 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees on August 7, 2019 at the annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. 

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