Taken during the speed trails held at Ormond Beach in 1909, this shot features New York native A.G Chapple, one of the three factory racers that accompanied Carl Oscar Hedstrom to the Daytona area to test out the latest Indian technology. Though his teammates Walter Goerke and Robert Stubbs shared the most records and wins that weekend, Chapple did take the win for the 10-mile event atop his 7hp Indian twin prototype on March 23, 1909. It appears as though this machine is one of the very elusive, seminal "bent tank", loop-framed prototypes of 1908, a machine that I find thoroughly intriguing and hope to uncover more information about.