Jacksonville, FL -
It is a class of motorcycle royalty from the era when the motorcycle with a sidecar was a viable alternative to an economy automobile.
The oldest and the rarest of the Amelia’s “Queens of the Highway” motorcycle class is the 1930 Opel Motoclub, a 500cc single made before General Motors bought Opel in 1929 and ceased motorcycle production in favor of automobiles.
“These extraordinary motorcycles are not mere basic transportation or substitutes for the automobile,” said John Duss, The Amelia’s resident motorcycle expert and collector. “They are the royalty of the highways. To their lucky owners power, performance and speed were the coin of the realm.”