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PLYMOUTH ART IN THE PARK | JULY 9 10 & 11, 2010

CELEBRATING 31 ART INSPIRED YEARS!

PLYMOUTH , MICHIGAN – Celebrating 31 years of art, cuisine, and entertainment, Plymouth Art in the Park returns on July 9, 10 and 11. Turning the streets of downtown Plymouth into a whimsical color palette, the event, which is directed and managed by mother and daughter, Dianne Quinn and Raychel Rork, offers the best local, American, and International artists.

What originated as a small group of 30 artists sharing their passion for art in Plymouth’s Kellogg Park in 1980, has since transformed into Michigan’s single largest art festival. Art in the Park Founder and Director, Dianne Quinn, reflects on the event, “I feel very fortunate to have successfully stumbled into one of the greatest occupations, and that my daughter chose to work with me, making it our event! I am proud of what this brings to Plymouth.   I take great pleasure in being able to bring a creative experience to all who attend, volunteer, and participate in the show.” Quinn continues, “In 1980, I envisioned an art show in Kellogg Park and the seed was planted. In 2009, after 30 art inspired years, my vision for Art in the Park hasn’t changed, but it has most definitely flourished.”

Over 375 artists (80 being new exhibitors) from around the United States and throughout the world will be featuring thousands of original pieces of art including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, fine glass, woodwork, mixed media, photography, and folk art.

Children artists ranging in age from 7 to 17 will also have their art on display for purchase. From practical to surreal, witty to the extravagant, there is bound to be something for everyone.

My Adventure Theater , an interactive, family friendly theater experience for the entire family; no experience necessary. Held in Kellogg Park, characters are chosen from the audience; costumed on the spot and narrated through action-filled, laugh-packed adventures complete with songs and dancing. Live productions of Pirate Island and Nottingham Forest will be featured.

My Adventure Theater Show Times:
FRIDAY – 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00
SATURDAY – 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00
SUNDAY – NOON, 2:00 & 3:00

Guests of Art in the Park will also enjoy live entertainment and excellent food all weekend.

Art in the Park Schedule
Friday, July 9th     11am-8pm
Saturday, July 10th  10am-7pm
Sunday, July 11th    10am-5pm

Free Shuttle Service:
Visitors coming to Art in the Park are encouraged to park at the ACH Plant (formerly Visteon Plant) located at 14425 Sheldon Road, just off of M-14 in Plymouth and take the free round trip shuttle service. The shuttle will run continuously all weekend. The drop off point will be Plymouth City Hall conveniently located in the heart of the art fair.

Art in the Park Shuttle Schedule:
Friday, July 9:         10:30 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday, July 10:     9:30 am – 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 11:       9:30 am – 5:30 pm

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Indian Motorcycle: 2009 Indian Chief

The 2009 Indian Chief Motorcycles are designed and engineered to be powerful works of art. Each Indian Chief features a factory built 105 cubic inch PowerPlus engine with electronic fuel injection. The head turning PowerPlus engine unites style and technology while delivering the heart-pounding torque and pavement ripping power you expect from America’s motorcycle company.

From the tip of the Chief’s deep-valanced front fender to the ergonomically designed, genuine leather seat, every detail of the motorcycle strikes a perfect balance between the legendary heritage of Indian and the comfort, style and performance you demand in a quality machine.

Since 1901, Indian Motorcycle has been known for innovation technology and unparalleled craftsmanship. We are dedicated to remaining true to that legacy and to building the highest-quality, handcrafted motorcycles. Each Indian Motorcycle is a labor of love.

The motorcycle itself was the inspiration for the entire design of our dealerships, and it is fit for a Chief. Colors, contours, textures and finishes throughout, from leather to chrome studs, are all part of the world of Indian Motorcycle.

Ultimate service delivered by knowledgeable staff is our promise to you. Whether you are attending an event or buying the Chief of your dreams, you can expect to be treated like a member of the tribe.

Available in three models:

  • 2009 Chief Standard
  • 2009 Chief Deluxe
  • 2009 Chief Roadmaster
  • 2009 Chief Vintage

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A Brief History Of Indian Motorcycle Part 1

While the 2 3/4 horsepower single and the five horsepower twin have been retained, two new models will be presented and a seven horsepower twin. The radical changes of the Indian, however, will consist in a mechanical oiling device, free engine and two-speed gear, and a new spring fork.

— New York Times, January 9, 1910

by Tim Joseph
Indian Motorcycle Co. was born as the Hendee Manufacturing Company by George M. Hendee and Carl Oscar Hedstrom (pictured above with the first prototype of Indian). It was the first American motorcycle company and the most popular in the world by the time the New York Times wrote the paragraph above. Both men were former bicycle racers who got together to build a 1.74 bhp, single cylinder engine in Hendee’s home town of Springfield, MA. The bike was a huge success and and sales increased drastically during the next 10 years.
Indian Motorcycle was very innovative. In 1901 the prototype and two production models we successfully designed, built and tested. Work began in previous years. In 1902 the first Indian motorcycles, featuring innovative belt-drives and streamline styling were sold to the public. In 1903 Indian co-founder and chief engineer Oscar Hedstrom set a world motorcycle speed record by riding 56 mph.

In 1904, the diamond framed Indian Single was made available in deep red. This color would become Indian’s trademark. By this time production was up to over 500 bikes per year and would rise to 32,000 in 1913. It’s best year ever.
In 1906 Indian built its first V-Twin engine. 101 years later the V-Twin is the most popular engine style in the world. The following year Indian made a strong showing in racing and record breaking. In 1914 Erwin “Cannonball” Baker, who set many long-distance record, rode an Indian across American from San Diego to New York in a record 11 days, 12 hours and 10 minutes. Baker’s engine of choice in the following years was the Powerplus, a side-valve V-Twin which was introduced in 1916. It was a 1000cc, 42 degree V-Twin which was more powerful and quieter than previous designs, giving it a top speed of 60 mph. The design was highly successful both as a roadster and as a racing bike. It remained in production until 1924.
Oscar Hedstrom left Indian in 1913 over a disagreement with the Board of Directors regarding dubious practices to inflate the company’s stock values. George Hendee resigned in 1916.
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