The Ace of Spades Motorcycle Club in Marion, Indiana: A Historic Snapshot

Step back in time to the roaring days of motorcycling in Marion, Indiana, as we uncover the fascinating story behind the Ace of Spades Motorcycle Club. This captivating image, shared by Arlen Scott of Marion, showcases a group of riders from the Ace of Spades Motorcycle Club, captured on March 17, 1957. Let’s delve into the history of this iconic club and its impact on the local motorcycle community.

The Ace of Spades Motorcycle Club

Founded in the heart of Marion, Indiana, the Ace of Spades Motorcycle Club emerged in the 1950s as a symbol of camaraderie and passion for motorcycles. Their distinctive patch, featuring the ace of spades card, proudly adorned the backs of dedicated riders. The club became a tight-knit brotherhood, bound by their shared love for the open road and the thrill of the ride.

Through the Lens of History

For Arlen Scott, this photograph holds sentimental value as it features his father, proudly riding alongside his fellow club members. Beyond the thrill of the ride, the club fostered lifelong friendships, and their rides served as a means to support various charitable causes and community initiatives.

Preserving Motorcycle History

Moments like this photo remind us of the importance of preserving motorcycle history and the stories of those who came before us. By preserving images, memorabilia, and stories, we ensure that the legacy of Grant County’s motorcycle history lives on, inspiring future generations of motorcyclists.

Help Us Out

As a historical society, we also focus on research. Do you have a story to share about motorcycling or motorcycle racing in Indiana? We are collecting motorcycle archives and stories throughout the state of Indiana to share on our website, social media, and annual event. Email, or call (765) 268-0535.


We are thrilled to announce the Indiana Motorcycle Preservation Society’s crowdfunding grant partnership with the Community Foundation of Grant County! IMPS is on a mission to showcase Indiana’s motorcycle history and preserve Marion’s iconic “hog” heritage with a captivating permanent exhibit. With the grant matching period starting from July 17th to September 15, 2023, we need your support to bring this vision to life.

Your contribution will inspire further connections to motorcycle history throughout Indiana. Help us make this exhibit a reality and create a legacy that will resonate for generations to come. Read more and donate here.

Thank You!

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