Craig Vetter: Man In The Wind
Remember Windjammer fairings? Or the Triumph X75 Hurricane? What about the Mystery Ship? Those, and more, sprang from the creative mind of Craig Vetter.
Vetter, who was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999, founded the Vetter Corporation, a company that became famous for its touring and sport fairings for motorcycles.
The display chronicled Vetter's extraordinary career from 1966 when he sold his first fairing — the Vetter Series 1000 — through the Phantom and the famous Windjammer line, to the Quicksilver that was produced in 1980. In all, 17 different fairings were on display, showing the evolution from fiberglass to plastic, and from plain designs to those with compartments and adjustable headlights.
Also on display was the prototype of the BSA 750 Rocket III that Vetter redesigned for the factory, creating an American hot rod look. The exercise eventually became the distinctive Triumph X75 Hurricane.
Another prototype on display was a Triumph TT Bonneville that Vetter created but never saw production.
Plus, the display included the first Mystery Ship Vetter ever built, in 1980. He only built 10 of these limited-production streetbikes.
There were other Vetter creations on display, including the 1981 Streamliner, as well as a timeline that charts his life from when he was a youngster toying with scooters to the present day.
"Craig Vetter: Man in the Wind'' was on display through the end of 2002.