It was the first time that a competition organized by the Indian Motorcycle company was held at Motos Illimitées. The “Project Scout – Build a Legend” competition involved using an “Scout” and the few parts which were available in the company’s parts catalog. Everything else was up to you.
For Lynn Landry and Jacques Guénette, the owners of Motos Illimités, this was the perfect opportunity to show what they could do, thanks to their employees and suppliers. Pascal Royer, Gilles Lévesque and Vincent Ouimet put their heads together, to pay tribute to those people who raced on wooden board tracks.
Gilles did all the paint and graphics. Jean Michel from Québec Coating applied all the powder coating. Charles-Élie Dumontier, from Garage Sheriff, fabricated the pedals, the handlebars and the wooden accessories, while Michael Retailleau fabricated the saddle. When asking Pascal Royer, Indian product sales manager at Motos Illimitées, where the idea for this project came from, he replied that the inspiration came from a ride in Nashville that Indian had organized to highlight its 115-year anniversary. The bike is red, with whitewall tires, reminiscent of the first famous INDIAN brand racing motorcycles. The white oak wooden parts are reminiscent of barrels of Jack whisky, a nod to Jack’s Daniel, which is celebrating its 150-year anniversary this year. This beautiful project was therefore launched using the name Board Tracker, which sums up the project’s history very well.
After the first round completed by 35 participants, the Board Tracker reached the elimination stage and was still in the race with seven other participants. The second part of the competition was held on Facebook, and it was the public that voted. The small Scout from Terrebonne ranked third, which allowed it to participate in the grand finale in Daytona. People from the modified bike world were judges for this finally. The final result was revealed during an evening at the famous Boot Hill Saloon. Roland Sands, well-known in the motorcycling world, designated Motos Illimitées’ Board Tracker as the winner of “The Ed Kretz Award” trophy. It also won the publishers’ award, namely the “Cannonball Baker Editors Choice Award”.
Lynn and Jacques are very proud of the motorcycle customizing work done at their shop. So, don’t be surprised to see other achievements come out of their workshop, since they have very nice future projects in mind. Motos Illimitées’ motorcycle customization shop will be at the forefront of North America’s most beautiful achievements.