AT BUMPUS HARLEY-DAVIDSON JACKSON, OUR CUSTOMERS COME FIRST.
Let me begin by thanking you for your interest in Bumpus HD® of Jackson. The Bumpus Family has been serving the West Tennessee Golden Circle area since 1995, but our Tennessee roots go back much further than that. Jackson TN has been the ancestral home of the Bumpus Family since the mid 1800's and we have been a part of the Harley-Davidson® community for over 35 years.
THE BHD STORY BEGAN MANY YEARS AGO, AS MY FATHER RECALLED:
"How did you get into this business"? This is a question I'm asked quite often. I'm always puzzled as to where to start. Should it be when son Dan at ten, gazed admiration and envy when a bearded, tattooed biker pulled up beside the car on our way home from church on a Sunday morning in Jackson, MS? His bike was a "chopper" by anyone's definition. High handlebars, flame paint job, straight pipes, and they all matched the arrogant, even superior, expression on his face.
Or was it when I bought Dan and Tim a 50cc Mini-Trail to ride in the back yard? Maybe it was when Tim at 18 finally bought himself a Sportster. It could have been in a motel in Dayton Ohio, while celebrating a trip to the Indy 500 that a friend suggested that we, in our late 40's, should get a motorcycle, to which I replied, "That's the craziest idea I've ever heard." Finally I said, "I'll get one when you do". Two weeks later, he had one and I was looking.
In the summer of 1984, Dan and I took a cross country trip on our Harley®. It was a life changing experience. I was working a rather high pressure job with a railroad in Chicago. I wore a suit and tie every day and my office was in a high rise near the "Loop". I found myself in jeans and boots riding through the Black Hills, up to Montana, then down to Texas to visit son Tom. The pressure of my job faded away with the roar of the engine. Watching Dan ride like he was part of the bike while I tried to "keep up" was an awakening that my life wasn't what it could be, yet I still didn't know what direction to go.