This story features Corey and his sons; a shorter version was originally published on the Ural Motorcycles blog: Camping is all about getting outside and enjoying the open air. Whether you travel to a faraway forest or a nearby campsite, a sidecar can make the experience much more memorable. Here’s how Corey maximized fun while sidecar camping in the Hoosier National Forest.
The proving grounds were the rugged terrain of the Hatfield McCoy trails in West Virginia. A perfect place for a challenging duel to compare the capabilities of our one-wheel drive and two-wheel drive sidecar motorcycles. Read on to see how well the Ural sidecars traversed the rough and muddy mountains; I’m bettin’ you’ll be surprised.
Our 1949 Dodge B1-B panel truck. All the creaks and clunks keep us smiling and thinking back to the days when we learned how to drive old Farmalls, John Deeres, and Studebaker trucks on the farm. The sound the pedals make, that thud when they spring back, and the hum of the flathead-straight-six reminds us of our Dad, uncles, and grandpas who worked hard and kept machines like these running.
Walking right up to extremely valuable and rare machines is a treat. Place ’em in the middle of the speedway of speedways and it’s an awe-inspiring experience…especially when they’re fired up. Corey took his sons on a sidecar trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational followed by a ride through the town of Speedway, Indiana.