100 Years of Harley-Davidson

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100 Years of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
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This landmark publication celebrates the 100-year history of the legendary motorcycle manufacturer. The author, the grandson of the original founders of the company, reveals the inside story of the family business, from family reminiscences about the company's origins to insight into the making of Harley's classic models. The book is packed with rare and unseen photographs from the Harley-Davidson archives, featuring races, rallies, famous faces, and much more. 500 color/b&w photos. 288p.

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With sexy full-page photo spreads and plenty of motorcycle lore, this commemorative volume celebrates the centennial of the legendary motor company. Davidson, vice president of Styling at Harley-Davidson and the grandson of one of the original founders, gives a decade-by-decade account of the company and the rise of biker culture. He describes the tinkerers perfecting the "motorized bicycle" in the basement of the Davidson family home in Milwaukee, Wisc., in 1903; the role of women riders-who were among the bike's earliest enthusiasts-and H.O.G. rallies and socials; and, of course, the postwar decades when rebel types "eager to have too much fun" captured the public imagination and forever changed the image of the motorcycle. The book includes two-page spreads of motorcycles for years during which Harley offered a new design, and Davidson shares his own passion for the machines and his memories of the family business throughout. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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