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Cycle News 2022 Issue 43 October 25

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CN III ARCHIVES P116 BY LARRY LAWRENCE THE BRINCK OF FAME Brinck was born Edward Jeppa Brinck on June 9, 1896, in Dayton, Ohio. Brinck spent most of his formative years in Dayton, which was a mecca of early bicycling, motorcycling and aviation. While a young man in school, Brinck took part-time summer jobs working in motor- cycle shops and at the Dayton Sewing Machine Company, which also manufactured the Dayton motorcycle. Brinck left Dayton briefly when he attended the Peddie Institute in New Jersey. Brinck's engineering skills landed him job at McCook Field, which was one of the top military aviation research centers of the time. Brinck worked in the motor E ddie Brinck was an AMA Class A racing Champion of the 1920s. Brinck won AMA National titles in 1925 and again in 1927 riding a Harley-Davidson. A dapper gentleman, Brinck had the looks of a Hollywood leading man. Just as he was breaking through to become one of the nation's leading motorcycle racers, his life was tragically cut short after a racing accident. He was 31.

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