It’s all in the details: Jim Parker’s crew pays close attention to every part in a restoration, making sure everything works as it’s supposed to. Owner Chris Eves may not ride his restored Chief much, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t ready to run at a moment’s notice.
Photo by Frank Kletschkus
Whether Jim Parker’s original Big Chief or Chris Eves’ restored Chief, both Indians are a visual feast.
Jim Parker’s 1928 Indian Big Chief is a rare survivor. Original down to almost the last detail, its patina of age gives it a presence no restoration, no matter how well executed, can ever match. And as long as Jim owns it, it’s going to stay just the way it is.