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Clarence “Whippet” Wagner

Clarence “Whippet” Wagner (1900-1936) Clarence “Whippet” Wagner put the fledgling Shelby Cycle Company in the news in 1927 when he broke his own transcontinental record, riding a Shelby Whippet bicycle. Wagner was born in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1900 and served in the 69th Balloon Company with the Army Expeditionary Force in World War I.… Continue reading Clarence “Whippet” Wagner

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Shelby Bicycle Industry Timeline

Shelby Steel Tube Co. 1891 Lozier-Yost Seamless Tube Works, then The Shelby Steel Tube Co. formed Lozier and Yost and bring technology back from England Jonas Feighner and Capt. D.L. Cockley raised $37,500 from Shelbians toward the venture. Among original board members are J.A. Seltzer, Shelby, and Col. A.A. Pope, Boston First tubes drawn July… Continue reading Shelby Bicycle Industry Timeline