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This site is devoted to the Cushman Motor Scooter. It contains
information pertaining to restoration and preservation of Cushman
Scooters, including historical and technical articles, show pictures, national and regional club information,
original Cushman technical bulletins, and
links to other Cushman related sites.
This site also features information on Crystal Radio sets,
including pictures of sets that I have built plus technical and
nostalgic information. Click the "My Crystal Radio Page" in the
Motor Scooters were built in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1936 until 1965 by
the Cushman Motor Works. Cushman had been in the engine business
since 1901 and began manufacturing scooters as a way to sell more
Cushman Scooters and the Cushman Husky engine were used at
military facilities during WW2. Cushman made an Airborne
version for the military with a channel iron frame
that was designed to be
dropped by parachute. This model is shown in picture three.
The 50 Series Step Through Scooter, picture four, was
introduced in 1946 and the improved but similar appearing 60 Series
started in 1949. The very
successful Cushman Cast Iron Eagle, pictures one and five, was introduced in 1950 and continued
into 1963. Another variations of the Eagle was the Super Eagle
which had a dress-cover over the rear section, introduced in
1959, picture two. The Silver Eagle with a 9 HP aluminum OMC
engine, was introduced in 1961.
Cushman made many other models of motor
scooters and Trucksters over the years. Since 1965 they have made only
specialty vehicles. See the
Cushman Time Line page for the model
years and the Cushman ID page for pictures
of all two-wheel models that were built from 1936 to the end of
the line in 1965.
For those who plan to
service or overhaul your Cushman Cast Iron Engine my Cushman
Engine Manual is a must. It has all the information you
will need to rebuild the engine. Click
here or at the Overhaul Manual link
in the left column on
this page for more information.
Be sure to view the
Technical Index page. This page will
direct you to a multitude of information on almost any
aspect of Cushman Scooter repair and restoration. This page is a
must for any new Cushman owner.
The Hints & Tips
page is especially useful and will answer a lot of questions for
Vanguard Center index page features
information about Cushman Scooters that have be retrofitted with
the Briggs & Stratton V-Twin Vanguard engine. Installing the
Vanguard engine has become a very popular option. The more
powerful engine can make a Cushman Scooter much safer in today's
traffic, with much more acceleration and a top speed exceeding the
legal limit. The last picture on this page is of a Vanguard Eagle.
page is the gateway to many nostalgic stories submitted by our
readers. Included is a excellent ten part series on "Who Saved The
Cushman Scooter" written by Bob Jungbluth, an avid early Cushman
Be sure to check out the
Cushman Dealers page
for information about our vintage parts
vendors. Half of the battle is finding the parts you need - these
guys can help!
finally, check out my
Crystal Radio pages. Here you will find nostalgic and
technical information on early crystal sets including one sold by
my grandfather in 1915. You will also find information for state
of the art present day crystal radio construction.
Every Cushman Enthusiast should join the
Cushman Club of America for the latest
information and articles on Cushman Scooters. The
Cushman Club of America has
approximately 5200 active members. This web site has referred over
new members to the Club. A full color club magazine is
published six times each year. A National Meet is held each Summer
somewhere in the US. Back issues of the Club magazine
are also available. For more information click the link above.
For more information on Cushman Scooters and
the history of the Cushman Motor Works see A History of the Cushman
Motor Works, The Complete Guide to Cushman Motor Scooters and
of the Cushman Eagle by Bill Somerville,
available from any of our vintage