Yes as a teenager I was flunking high school and wandered into a a British bike and chopper shop. The owner had a 48 Chief. I traded him my honda CT 70 for a Triumph 500 dirt bike. The shop owner became my best friend. He took to me like a big brother. He was deep into antique motorcycles, and it was through him that I learned about Hendersons, Indian, Thors, Pierce and we even became friends with the old-time collectors in the area. By the time I was 18 we decided to start the AMCA chapter in Washington State.
And I do still have the 24 Chief, its been restored for about 20 years, and spends its days in the living room.