The hard-charging Ed Kretz was the king of AMA Class C racing, initiated in the early 1930s.
Kretz came into national prominence in 1936, when he won the Savannah, Georgia, 200-mile road race, but he is best known as the man who won the first Daytona 200, held on a beach course south Daytona, Florida, in 1937. He was elected the AMA's most popular rider in both 1938 and 1948.
Although he switched to Triumph in the later years of his racing career, his reputation is tied to Indian.
Pictured is the restored 1937 Daytona winner, now owned by Ed Kretz Jr.
It has appeared previously at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum.