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The information about the Solvang Motorcycle Museum with respect to its Crocker is incorrect. 100 V-twin Crockers were not manufactured. That is a vastly bloated number. By 1993, fifty-seven Crockers existed in the Crocker register. By 2010 -- long after the prices of these bikes went ballistic -- seventy-nine Crocker numbers (listed as existing) were listed in the registy. Ernie Skelton and Chuck Vernon, the registry owners, massaged that register to include many alleged reproductions. A number of restorers (whose names I will not mention except for Michael Schacht) produced compiled reproductions from an assortment of parts possesed by Ernie Skelton. Skelton also took the original engineering drawings from the Looper family and did not return them, and the Looper family still seek return of those drawings today. From those drawings and patterns that existed, many reproduction parts were manufactured in this modern era. To research, there is plenty of information on the Vintagent site, called "The Crocker Story" and comments below that article to be referenced, if further information is needed. The point though, is that the statement (in the Solvang Museum article) that 100 Crocker V-Twins were manufactured is false, and should be corrected.
 
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