Remembering a Jinxed Motorcycle Club

A few years ago, Windsorite Dave MacRae posted a news clipping on our Facebook site, “Windsor Ontario Then” detailing the tragic story of his Uncle Jack MacRae who was a member of a local motorcycle club called The Throttle Twisters. His parents, Sadie and Archie MacRae,  were also members of the jinxed club but lived to tell the tale. 

Dave's mom Sadie MacRae (love this photo!!) taken in Windsor 1950

Dave's dad, Archie MacRae. Cool hat! ( taken in Windsor 1950)

About Elaine Weeks

How history was taught in my day: memorize lots of boring dates and facts, watch corny old black & white history films. There was one bright spot, however. Grade 9 history at Walkerville Collegiate with Miss Falls (Georgina) when she taught a section on local history and took us on a field trip to explore some of Windsor's built heritage. Due to a series of peculiar events, celebrating local history became part of my business. My company, Walkerville Publishing Inc., (partner is Chris Edwards) launched "The Walkerville Times" in 1999 and we produced 61 issues - the last in 2016. In 2004, we began producing local history books; that year we released "Best of The Times Magazine". Our current titles include 5000 Ways You Know You're From Detroit, 500 Ways You Know You're From Windsor, Walkerville - Whisky Town Extraordinaire, and Windsor Then - A Pictorial Essay of Windsor's Glorious Past. I also wrote a novel, Time Trespasser, that blends time travel with local history. I am working on a sequel. I am a writer, editor, blogger, photographer, mother, wife, sister, activist, traveller, gardener, knitter, glass is nearly full person.
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3 Responses to Remembering a Jinxed Motorcycle Club

  1. It was a tragic thing that happened to my mothers cousin. So many times I heard of this story & that’s why my mom today still is uncomfortable with me jumping in the saddle of my bike. She then once again reminds me of her cousin Archie.
    (Rita Johnson Bodchon) my mom

    Bob Bodchon

  2. How does that happen? Bad Luck, I guess but rather spooky none the less. I doubt I would have joined that club after reading your update.

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