Albert Crocker

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Albert Crocker was born back in 1882. I could not find out any information as to his education, parents etc., however for this post that isn’t necessary so let’s get to it.

He graduated from the Armour Institute in Illinois graduating with an engineering degree. After graduation, he worked for the Aurora Automatic Machine Company with the motorcycle division engineering new products. He raced motorcycles winning most of the times he raced. It was during his racing year that he met Oscar Henstrom, the chief engineer and president of Indian Motorcycle of Springfield Massachusetts.

He invented the Crocker 30-50 cu in single-cylinder speedway bike. In the mid 1930’s he produced a high-performance overhead valve, v-twin motorcycle. It was so popular he could not keep up with demand. He died in 1961.

What you may not know about Albert is that his motorcycles are highly prized as the fastest production motorcycles so far in history. If you can find one, you’ll need to dig deep as most of them are over $200,000.00 in price. A restored one will range from $225,000.00 to $300,000.00. now, get up and go shopping, you just never know what you’ll find at an estate or garage sale.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray with all the nutties on the road today, riding a motorcycle is more dangerous than ever before... just sayin'

Aug 11, 2019 03:37 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Never really liked motorcycles! Had two in my lifetime.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Aug 11, 2019 04:43 AM #2
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

I have seen a few of these and what a beautiful motorcycle. Since my sister and brother-in-law ride any day that the weather permits we are always talking about the different motorcycles that they see.

Aug 11, 2019 05:42 AM #3
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I bet I've seen a Crocker and didn't even know what I was looking at. Thanks to you that won't happen again. Open those barn doors and let's peek around James.

Aug 11, 2019 05:52 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Betting I have never seen one! But not a motorcycle guy! Enjoy your day 

Aug 11, 2019 06:19 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

My nephew would love hearing about this man, as he is all about motorcycles!

Aug 11, 2019 06:22 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, James - I have no knowledge at all of anything motorcycle-related but it is obvious that Albert was a skilled craftsman and his work highly appreciated.  

Aug 11, 2019 06:23 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This was a surprise and he was impressive. Thought he may have been related to Betty.

Aug 11, 2019 06:32 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I rode on a motorcycle once in my life, and I had a great time..that was enough for me...when my father found out, he blew a gasket.  LOL A

Aug 11, 2019 06:36 AM #9
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

As one of my best childhood friends was killed when riding a motorcycle, I am scared to death of them, James. And have never gotten on one. I've never heard of this motorcylce and must admit to being gob-smacked by the prices.

Aug 11, 2019 07:55 AM #10
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  I remember reading a book on him and his motorcycles many years ago.


Aug 11, 2019 09:26 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - I will need to pass this along to my biker friends.

Aug 11, 2019 10:47 AM #12
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Who know the Crockers were that pricey, James?! 

Funny but, I have dear friends who absolutely love their Indian motorcycles. They're not for me - in fact, at the hospital, we used to call them 'donorcycles.' 

Aug 11, 2019 02:21 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

hi James- this sounds like something right out of American Pickers! They love their motorcycles, especially the one that Debe Maxwell, CRS mentioned. 

Aug 11, 2019 05:47 PM #14
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thank you for sharing this interesting history tidbit on the Crocker motorcycle.   I agree with Kathy - it does sounds like American Pickers.

Aug 11, 2019 07:12 PM #15
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - Wow!  You never know what gem you will find at a garage sale or tucked away under a cover for decades in a barn!

Aug 12, 2019 08:42 AM #16
Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years


I will have to be on the lookout for these motorcycles at the next yard sale!

Aug 13, 2019 05:51 PM #17
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