100 Years of Harley-Davidson

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Bulfinch Press, 2002 - Art - 288 pages
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The name Harley-Davidson is recognized the world over as an icon of the American lifestyle and the American Dream. This year, 2002, the legendary motorcycle manufacturer celebrates the 100th anniversary with a travelling exhibition, an array of television programming and online events, and this landmark publication. The author of the book is William G. Davidson, grandson of the founder and the man who has personally styled some of their most popular bikes. This is the first time that 'Willie G.' - a god among Harley fanatics and the spirtual and stylistic life blood of the the company - has told the inside story of the family business. The book contains over 500 illustrations including rare and unseen photographs from the Harley-Davidson archives which feature races, rallies, famous faces and much, much more. Willie G's narrative includes family reminiscences about the company's origins; insight in the making of Harley's classic models; personal views about custom bike styles and the freewheeling biker life and behind-the-scenes accounts of the company's dark days and stunning revival.

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100 Years of Harley

User Review  - tammerad - Overstock.com

Really nice book . The photo archives from the history of Harley Davidson are amazing. Really interesting adn quality pictures. Loved this book and so did my husband who I bought it for Read full review

Too cool...

User Review  - steph0505 - Overstock.com

I gave this as a gift to a Harley enthusiast and it definitely completed his colection. I read through it and it is very informative on the history of the bikes and had really nice pictures. Read full review

About the author (2002)

William G. Davidson became Harley-Davidson's vice president of styling in 1978. Willie G., as he's called by riders from Maine to Malibu, is the grandson of William A. Davidson, who with his two brothers and WIlliam S. Harley started the company nearly a century ago. Since the early '60s, Willie G. has been involved in the design of every model the company has produced, and he is unquestionably the protector of all things sacred at Harley-Davidson.

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