Hall of Fame Highlight - Class of 2020
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 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Congratulations and welcome to Micah McCloskey.
In 1970, at the age of 20, Micah answered an ad for a full time employee with Indian Motorcycle experience, that owned his own tools and would come to work on time. Well Micah didn't have any experience and he didn't have any tools but after reassuring Sammy Pierce, owner of American Indian Motorcycle in Monrovia, that he wanted to work full time and would show up on time, he got the job. Micah completed short apprenticeship changing tires and chains, before he moved on to building motors. His passion was for speed and he was dedicated to making motors faster and faster.
In 1979 Micah bought Joe Scarber's Custom Cycle from Joe, after working for him for a few years prior. In 1993 Micah moved the business, then known as McCloskey's Custom Cycles, across the street to a larger location where it remained until he retired in 2013.
Anything having to do with speed or a challenge was of great interest to Micah. His reputation even earned him the opportunity to be a technical advisor and mechanic on an episode of Rockford Files. Learn more about Micah and the rest of the Class of 2020 at the Breakfast or by visiting the Museum. www.SturgisMuseum.com