The quintessential American motorcycle celebrates its centennial in 2003. Readers are sure to get revved-up by the more than 120 full-color and historical photos that accompany the story of Harley-Davidson's ups-and-downs. A family affair, from the first model made in Milwaukee till the sale of the company to AMF in 1969, the saga continues with even greater success today. Check out the close-ups of bikes and riders (from Malcolm Forbes to rally HOGs), with bikes like the beautifully-restored early Silent Gray Fellow and the Peashooter, and the later Knucklehead and a customized Duo-Glide taking center stage. Closing with the great and still-growing annual rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, Harley fans will have a great ride through this chronicle of bikes and bikers--from the earliest bicycle-like machines to The Wild One rebels, cops, and custom jobs.
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This brief, beautifully illustrated history of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle is a delight to read. Norris, a London-based photographer and writer, covers the early years from the first simple Harley-Davidson cycle in 1903 to today's flashy, expensive models. The narrative is brief, concise, accurate, and interesting and provides keen insight into one of the world's greatest machines. This is not a book of technical data but a social history of how the American-made cycle has affected the lives of those who appreciate a motorcycle for what it can do or for the status it brings. Essential for any public library collection serving motorcycle enthusiasts.
- H. Robert Malinowsky, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Buchbeschreibung Book Sales, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers M0785810838
Buchbeschreibung Book Sales, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0785810838