Warwick collector's Flying Merkel: 100 years old, and still
Providence Journal video by Steve Szydlowski, May 2, 2011
Richard Shappy, of Warwick, a collector of vintage cars and motorcycles, talks about the 1911
Merkel motorcycles he owns. Sean Brayton, of Richmond, tells the story of riding in the first Motorcycle
Run, from Kitty Hawk, N.C., to Santa Monica, Calif.
"We were test riding this 1911 Merkel Single in preparation for the "Race Of Gentleman" on
beach in New Jersey which was held one week after this video was taken."