Bud's claim to fame is that he's the man who performed the stunt that many credit to Steve McQueen in the movie, The Great Escape. Yep, the Triumph that sailed over the fence of the German prisoner-of-war camp, was piloted by Bud, not Steve McQueen. We talked with Bud about that incredible jump:
I saw it when it came out (revealing my age) and it was definitely a Triumph that did the jump and that was in the getaway riding scenes that I remember. No Indians. At that time the only Indians ever made were huge cruisers, like my first bike, a 1947 Super Chief.