AMCA Winner 18-Year Old Ryan Mackey First Motorcycle Built

mattolsen1MattOlsen2From Aberdeen, South Dakota these 2 pictures taken by a temperature of 36F below! where you can see 18-year old Ryan Mackey (between Carl & Matt Olsen), the winner of the AMCA Youth Program Give Away Bike, posing front of the Harley WLA bike he fabricated and built. The bike is entirely made up of parts donated from members and businesses in the Antique Motorcycle Club of America. If you want to see a daily log of his 1st built trials and tribulations, just log on to Antique Motorcycle Bulletin Board.

14 Responses to “AMCA Winner 18-Year Old Ryan Mackey First Motorcycle Built”

  1. 1 In the Industry Jan 21st, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Keep up the good work Ryan. You live in the right place for those long winter projects.

  2. 2 Bigalyts Jan 21st, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Great work, Ryan! It’s kids like you that when I see and Hear about, gives me Faith in Your Generation. Keep doing what you Love to do and HANG WITH THE WINNERS ! Most important don’t play with dope!

  3. 3 BadMonkeyMW Jan 21st, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Looks good so far, and he’s got great teachers there to guide him through the build.

  4. 4 Dave Blevins Jan 21st, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Great job on a great scoot. Congratulations, and I hope you enjoy a life of riding.

  5. 5 nicker Jan 21st, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Way to go Ryan….. !!!


  6. 6 Roadside Marty Jan 21st, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Looking good so far! BadMonkeyMW’s got it right about some great teachers there to guide you..congrats again on your winning essay! Roadside

  7. 7 Steve Purlin Jan 22nd, 2010 at 12:33 am

    Cyril, just discovered your blog. Excellent.

  8. 8 Mike Kiwi Tomas, Kiwi Indian Motorcycles Jan 22nd, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Carl and Matt are top notch folks and Ryan is off to a great start. It is great that Ryan won something and had to work for it and even better when 2 guys give their time, skills and I’m sure many parts that the bike kit didn’t include unselfishly. All 3 are awesome.

  9. 9 choppertom Jan 22nd, 2010 at 8:03 am

    nice scoot, i like your style.

    good to see youngins building

  10. 10 Gary Bang Jan 22nd, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Dear Ryan Gary Bang here most people have never heard of Aberdeen South Dakota. I have to say I have as I was born their 72 years ago my dad ran the old Movie theatre I would guess it is no longer their. Like you I did dream real big maybe it could be the water and it could lead to good things. Good Start and the best of Luck. Gary Bang

  11. 11 Fab Kevin Jan 22nd, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    With Carl and Matt in your corner, you can’t go wrong. Congrats, Ryan, on the bike as well as the chance of a lifetime to work with those two. It looks like you put the time to good use!

  12. 12 Matt Olsen Jan 24th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Ryan did an amazing job in his first five weeks of shop time. We had to retube half of the back part of the frame, fit the sheetmetal and rebuild the motor. I am really happy with how the whole project worked out. Ryan plans on riding the bike to sturgis with our crew next year.

    Are you talking about the capitol theatre? It is still there, they do plays and movies once in a while. It is a cool place.

  13. 13 Mazz Jan 26th, 2010 at 8:08 am

    This is great! Of course I believe strongly in getting our youth into the industry and especially the vintage motorcycles. It’s important for them to understand, repect and remember where all this came from and how it has come to where it is today.

    Great job, the future can be bright with talent like this.

  14. 14 nicker Jan 29th, 2010 at 12:33 am


    What type of clutch actuation are ya going for…..?
    (foot or hand)


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