Date this champion AMA shirt?

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willitwas0
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Date this champion AMA shirt?

Post by willitwas0 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:55 pm

Unfortunately, the tag is missing.
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Re: Can anyone date this shirt?

Post by jimmyj » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:36 pm

Perhaps 1970s - I think the different color arms style emerged then...and the stars definitely were influenced by the by Evil Knievel Harley era. But I could be wrong.
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Re: Can anyone date this shirt?

Post by willitwas0 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:52 pm

I forgot to ask what it's worth. What do you think?
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Re: Can anyone date this shirt?

Post by Frank » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:26 pm

According to their website, they changed their name from American Motorcycle Assoc. to American Motorcyclist Assoc in 1976, so this shirt predates that change.

I agree with Jimmy- the stars on the sleeve look suggests an Evel Knievel influence, probably after 1972 when Evel famously jumped the Snake River Canyon!
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Re: Can anyone date this shirt?

Post by Frank » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:27 pm

I'd expect it to go for around $100 to $150 ish? Too bad it doesn't say Harley Davidson.
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Re: Can anyone date this shirt?

Post by jimmyj » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:22 pm

But the bonus is that "champion" although it's the motor oil...not the knitwear will bring in lots of extra vintage loving traffic. I would sneak "harley" in there too, but I'm a jerk like that.
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Re: Date this champion AMA shirt?

Post by willitwas0 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:50 pm

Thanks everyone! I got in touch with someone at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum and they said it's from '73. That was the year Champion sponsored the International Six Day Trials. It was also the first year the ISDT was held in the USA. Now I just gotta find out who #53 was and wether or not that shirt was retailed or if it belonged to #53. Thanks again for all your help!
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Re: Date this champion AMA shirt?

Post by Frank » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:42 pm

haha awesome! i love the researching aspects of selling that kind of stuff. It's like a low budget Antique Roadshow. What do i win for my outstanding educated guess?
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Re: Date this champion AMA shirt?

Post by willitwas0 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:59 am

My gratitude!
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