Category Archives: Gig Hamilton

A Visit With Gig Hamilton

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Recently myself and the entire Vintage Motor editorial staff left the plush, well-lit corridors of the Vintage Motor Company and ventured to the Pennsylvania mid-state, to visit the home of our old friend, Miller “Gig” Hamilton. Gig is recognized by vintage dirt bike enthusiasts across the country–particularly Maico fans, for whom one of Gig’s engine […]

The Shop Owner: Gig Hamilton

An examination of the unique business model of retail sales, as the “motorcycle boom” of the late sixties and early seventies reached the United States. This was a time when hardware stores, used car dealerships, individual racers – and, nearly anyone with a few hundred dollars and some extra space – could become a dealer. […]