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This Old Harley: The Ultimate Tribute to the World's Greatest Motorcycle
     

This Old Harley: The Ultimate Tribute to the World's Greatest Motorcycle

by Michael Dregni
 

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A roll down memory lane is a lot better on the back of a Harley. We all have "firsts" in our lives - our nervous first date, our euphoric first concert - and most of us who have motorcycling in our blood remember the first time we saw a Harley-Davidson. Harleys have a way of catching the eye, that extra 'something' that sets them apart as the

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A roll down memory lane is a lot better on the back of a Harley. We all have "firsts" in our lives - our nervous first date, our euphoric first concert - and most of us who have motorcycling in our blood remember the first time we saw a Harley-Davidson. Harleys have a way of catching the eye, that extra 'something' that sets them apart as the proudest, baddest, best-built machines around. There's no denying the fact that Harley-Davidsons are more than just motorcycles; since its founding in 1903, the make has become an American icon revered around the globe. In This Old Harley, editor Michael Dregni compiles the stories, tall tales, essays, and reminiscences of some of the biking world's most respected characters. Featured here are the words of the late daredevil Evel Knievel, custom bike-builder extraordinaire Arlen Ness, renowned motorcycle journalists Peter Egan and Allan Girdler, and many others—including Harley-Davidson historian Martin Jack Rosenblum and several ordinary folks with a love for Harleys and a good yarn to tell. Fully illustrated with special artwork (including historic and contemporary photos, posters, illustrations, old postcards, and more), this book tells the entire story of our fascination with these incredible bikes. So whether you're still in awe of the first Harley-Davidson you ever saw, still riding and wrenching on Harleys as a diehard fan, or only just dreaming of Harleys for the first time, This Old Harley offers a tribute to the bike that stands alone in American motorcycling history, told exclusively by those with Harley in their hearts.

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Story, art, photography about the motorcycle that emblazoned its name across America. Contributors to this nonpareil assemblage include Evel Knievel, Peter Egan, Allan Girdler, Melissa Holbrook Pierson, Arlen Ness, and Dr. Martin Jack Rosenblum. Be warned though: The full color photo of the 1936 Harley-Davidson 61 OHV Model EL might distract you from the text.

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ISBN-13:
9780760345962
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
04/15/2014
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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This delightful collection contains memorable stories penned by Garrison Keillor, Roger Welsch, E.B. White, Patricia Penton Leimbach, Bill Holm, Ben Logan, Jim Heynen, Sara De Luca, Marjorie Myers Douglas, Jerry L. Twedt, and Robert Amerson. Contemporary farm photography and artwork from Grant Wood, Bob Artley, Charles Freitag, and Francis Lee Jaques accompany and complement (compliment) the text. These stories are nostalgic, sentimental, and sometimes humorous, all paying homage to life on the farm.

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