The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection

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Author: Randy Leffingwell,Darwin Holmstrom,Bill Davidson

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 076034017X

Category: Transportation

Page: 408

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With exquisite, detailed photographs and histories of the motorcycles featured from Harley's collection, this book captures the excitement of the best-known motorcycles in the world.

100 Years of Harley-Davidson

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Author: Willie G. Davidson

Publisher: Hachette Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0821228196

Category: Art

Page: 288

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In celebration of a century of making classic motorcycles, the official one-hundredth anniversary volume recounts the history of the company, and presents images of its famous products.

Harley-Davidson

The Complete History

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Author: Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350000

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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Cruise through this collection of Harley-Davidson's most iconic motorcycles! When most people imagine a motorcycle, chances are they picture a Harley-Davidson. That's because Harley-Davidson machines look the way the primordial biker inside each of us feels a motorcycle should look. In short, Harley-Davidson makes mythic bikes. Harley-Davidson: The Complete History celebrates these iconic motorcycles, presenting them all in one beautifully illustrated book. The most beloved and recognizable motorcycles are included here: the Knucklehead, the Panhead, the Peashooter, the KR, the Sportster, the XR750, the Shovelhead, the Evolution, the Twin Cam, the V-Rod, and all the rest. Pages in the book reveal historic images as well as modern photos from the top motorcycle photographers working today. Additionally, there are chapters from some of the most celebrated motorcycle writers of all time--Peter Egan, Kevin Cameron, Ed Youngblood, Allan Girdler, Steve Anderson, and many more. All of this material combines to tell the story of every major motorcycle that Harley-Davidson has built, from the very first prototype to the Silent Gray Fellow to the latest liquid-cooled CVO Electra Glides and Softails. Harley-Davidson: The Complete History is the ultimate history of the ultimate motorcycle company.

The Life Harley-Davidson

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Author: Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760355649

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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"The Life Harley-Davidson explores all aspects of what it means to embrace Harley-Davidson - the motorcycles, the people, the pop culture, and the history"--

Harley-Davidson Century

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Author: Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9780760320730

Category: Transportation

Page: 384

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Get ready to rock, roll, and rumble through 100 years of Harley-Davidson history. This photo-rich volume features multiple contributing authors including Hunter S. Thompson, Brock Yates, Kevin Cameron, and Peter Egan.

The Big Book of Harley-Davidson

Centennial Edition

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Author: Thomas Bolfert

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760314462

Category: Transportation

Page: 316

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aChronicles America's sole remaining motorcycle manufacturer, and the historical framework in which it prevailed for nearly nine decades.

The Complete Harley-Davidson

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Author: Tod Rafferty

Publisher: Crestline

ISBN: 0760303266

Category: Transportation

Page: 159

View: 1867

Arranged chronologically, presents a history of every major motorcycle model produced by the legendary company since 1903

Harley-Davidson

An Illustrated Guide

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Author: Peter Henshaw,Ian Kerr

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785833536

Category: Transportation

Page: 400

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This illustrated guide is packed with interesting facts and follows the history of the famous Harley-Davidson company and the development of its famous bikes, which have earned a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts everywhere. The story dates from 1903 when Bill Harley and the Davidson brothers, with no thought of fame or fortune, decided to build a motorcycle that really worked. So successful was it, that it led to the gradual formation of a company that has survived through good times and bad. Through good times and bad, losing and winning back police contracts, as well as weathering various other vicissitudes, the company has achieved lasting success. In the end, Harley-Davidson came to the ultimate decision of giving its customers what they really wanted, not by providing year-on-year innovations, but by remaining true to the Founders' original concept. The result, as everyone knows, are bikes of mythic status, imbued with a mysterious quality of their own and generating a passion in enthusiasts amounting almost to a love affair. The name has come to personify America and is up there alongside Coca-Cola, Ford and McDonald's. The bikes are described in detail, not only in mechanical terms, but also with glorious photographs, and will be of interest to everyone who loves motorbikes: even aficionados of Japanese and European bikes, who have never even ridden a Harley-Davidson, will be able to recognize the unique marriage of style and nostalgia and the fact that there are no other bikes quite like them.

The Harley in the Barn

More Great Tales of Motorcycle Archaeology

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Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760351651

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Break into that barn - you know you want to - there might be a vintage Harley inside. If you won't break in, Tom Cotter will; amazing motorcycles await. Driving down a country road, a flash of chrome catches your eye as you pass an old farmstead. Next time you roll by, you slow down and focus on a shed behind the house. Could that be? Good lord, it is! Hard on the brakes, quick reverse, and pull in the drive. Yep, it's a vintage Triumph Bonneville peering forlornly from beneath a tattered cover. You've just begun the journey that fuels the dreams of every motorcycle collector: the long-forgotten machine, rediscovered. The Harley in the Barn offers forty-plus tales of lost Nortons, hidden Hondas, dormant Indians, and busted BSAs, all squirreled away from prying eyes but found by lucky collectors just like you. Author Tom Cotter is not only a barn-find master, he's also master of discovering the collectors with the best stories and the most outlandish finds. In The Harley in the Barn, all those great stories are told. If you can't pass a padlocked garage without wondering if there's a great old bike stashed inside, this is your book. Hell, this is your life.

Ultimate Harley Davidson

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Author: Hugo Wilson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465421173

Category: Transportation

Page: 216

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Updated for a new generation of bike lovers, Ultimate Harley Davidson is a visually stunning and comprehensive history of Harley-Davidson that charts the company and its bikes decade by decade. From the moment the first model rolled out of a backyard shed in Milwaukee, through Harley's postwar golden age, to the sought-after bikes that distinguish the company today, Ultimate Harley-Davidson presents seventy of the most beautiful and coveted Harleys of all time. Whether it's the 1911 V-Twin or the 1999 X1 Lightning, the seventy Harley-Davidson bikes examined are presented in minute detail, with close-ups of the engines and in-depth technical specifications.

Jean Davidson's Harley-Davidson Family Album

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Author: Jean Davidson

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780896586291

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Here's an inside look at Harley-Davidson as only family members could tell it! Jean Davidson's Harley-Davidson Family Album presents never-before-seen family photos, as well as personal stories from the perspective of a family member and former Harley-Davidson dealer. Jean Davidson, the granddaughter of Walter Davidson, one of the four founders and the first president of Harley-Davidson, and the daughter of company vice-president Gordon Davidson, shares such family stories as: how four boys built their first bike in a shed in 1902, speculation about how the firm was named, how the family's rich hermit uncle saved the fledgling corporation from bankruptcy, the story behind the Silent Gray Fellow, and the sale and buy-back of the company. It also includes photos and reminiscences from Sarah and Mary Harley, granddaughters of William S. Harley. This memoir of the Harley-Davidson motorcycling dynasty presents a family album of rare photos of family members and fun photos of all those fabulous Harley-Davidson motorcycles: putting a personal face on the world's most famous motorcycle maker.

Harley-Davidson

The Complete History

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Author: Patrick Hook

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781856486569

Category: Transportation

Page: 448

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A special anniversary... The motorcycle that every easy rider craves... A book so popular it's in reprint even before it's released. This is sure to zoom out of stores! Happy 100th birthday, Harley Davidson! Celebrate a century of the most exciting motorcycles ever made in 448 exciting, thrill-inducing pages of color photographs. With images of every Harley ever produced and sold, and complete specs on each one, this beautiful, oversized volume will rev cycle lovers' motors on high. Beginning with the first model made in 1903 (which zipped along at a grand 25 miles per hour), there's information on the motorcycle's designation, engine, bore & stroke, displacement, torque, Bhp, and top speed. In sparkling images, see 1907's Silent Gray Fellow, with its bicycle-like frame; move on to the post-war Hydra Glide, aimed at a totally new market; the Dyna Glide, born in 1947 and existing in all its shiny glory till 1996; the Evo Sportster, offered in two engine sizes; and right up to today's sleek, fast cycles. There are also brochure covers, countless close-ups of smaller details, and a wealth of other fascinating facts.

American Muscle Cars

A Full-Throttle History

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Author: Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760350981

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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This is the muscle car history to own--a richly illustrated chronicle of America's greatest high-performance cars, told from their 1960s beginning through the present day! In the 1960s, three incendiary ingredients--developing V-8 engine technology, a culture consumed by the need for speed, and 75 million baby boomers entering the auto market--exploded in the form of the factory muscle car. The resulting vehicles, brutal machines unlike any the world had seen before or will ever see again, defined the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll generation. American Muscle Cars chronicles this tumultuous period of American history through the primary tool Americans use to define themselves: their automobiles. From the street-racing hot rod culture that emerged following World War II through the new breed of muscle cars still emerging from Detroit today, this book brings to life the history of the American muscle car. When Pontiac's chief engineer, John Z. DeLorean, and his team bolted a big-inch engine into the division's intermediate chassis, they immediately invented the classic muscle car. In those 20 minutes it took Bill Collins and Russ Gee to bolt a 389 ci V-8 engine into a Tempest chassis they created the prototype for Pontiac's GTO--and changed the course of automotive history. From that moment on, American performance cars would never be the same. American Muscle Cars tells the story of the most desirable cars ever to come out of Detroit. It's a story of flat-out insanity told at full throttle and illustrated with beautiful photography.

Top Muscle

The Rarest Cars from America's Fastest Decade

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Author: Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760345147

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

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"Darwin Holmstrom's Top Muscle is a look at over two dozen of the rarest one-offs and production vehicles from the muscle-car era of the late 60s and early 70s. Featuring new and original photography of every car, this book chronicles the biggest and baddest in the heyday of American muscle"--

Life is a Highway

A Century of Great Automotive Writing

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Author: Darwin Holmstrom,Melinda Keefe

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760338582

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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This collection of the most significant automotive writing to date features works from well-known authors such as Stephen King, Jack Kerouac, Peter Egan, Jeremy Clarkson, Jay Leno, P.J. O'Rourke, Rowan Atkinson, and L.J.K. Setright.

GTO

Pontiac's Great One

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Author: Darwin Holmstrom,David Newhardt

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 161060945X

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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In 1963 Pontiac's Chief Engineer John DeLorean and his two favorite staff engineers, Bill Collins and Russ Gee, came up with an inspired way to keep Pontiac cars in the performance limelight: bolt a big engine into Pontiac's upcoming Tempest intermediate body. Thus was the GTO born. Through cunning, resourcefulness, and outright trickery the minds of Pontiac managed to get this rocket into dealerships and out onto America's highways, and to introduce that most iconic of American automobiles, the muscle car, to the nation’s most discriminating drivers.This is the story of the GTO, of the people who made it a reality and a sales sensation, of those who owned and loved the cars. With color photographs, drawings, and detailed stats, this book is not so much the story of a historic car as an illustrated biography of American muscle.DIVSee Motorbooks author David Newhardt interviewed by Jay Leno on JayLenosGarage.com: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/jays-book-club-david-newhardt/1174466//div

Harley-Davidson

The American Motorcycle

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Author: Allan Girdler,Ron Hussey

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780879386030

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Traces the history of the Harley-Davidson, and shows and describes each major model from the 1909 model 5 to the current FXRS Sport

Harley-Davidson

The Legendary Models

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Author: Pascal Szymezak,Marco De Fabianis Manferto

Publisher: White Star Editions

ISBN: 9788854409453

Category: Transportation

Page: 212

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Ever since the original appearance of their first single-cylinder engine, followed by their twin cylinders, the Harley-Davidson has distinguished itself by imposing its models, owing to their trustworthiness and endurance, and then because of how many competitions they won. The new Harley-Davidsons have become motorcycles offering modern performances, but which have succeeded in conserving the spirit of the brand and, above all, that special Harley-Davidson character. All you need to do is climb into the saddle and rev up a Harley-Davidson to discover a new motorcycling universe, where the concept of pleasure reveals its full meaning. And this is the universe that this book invites you to discover, through the history of the brand's main models, embodying nearly 110 years of motorcycling adventures, touching upon tourism, sport, customization, and the simple and outright passion for motorcycles.

Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

Eighty Years

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Author: Greg Field

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350434

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

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Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the engine that changed the motorcycle world. Motorcycle technology lagged far behind automotive technology since the earliest days of the internal-combustion engine. All that changed in 1936 when Harley-Davidson introduced the Model EL. For the first time ever, a company was manufacturing a high-performance overhead-valve engine for the masses. And what an engine it was -- in addition to bringing state-of-the-art technology to the motorcycling world -- a work of art. Because of the shape of its rocker covers, the engine was given a nickname to match its looks: the Knucklehead. The technology used in this engine was so advanced that it laid the foundation for every future Harley-Davidson motorcycle, including the current models built in the 21st century. To this day every cruiser style motorcycle still adheres to the shape of that original Knucklehead. Harley-Davidson Knucklehead: Eighty Years tells the entire Knucklehead story, from the very first overhead-valve V-twin Harley produced for the public through the post-war models, continuing right up until today, when aftermarket manufacturers reproduce complete Knucklehead crate engines because of its continuing popularity.

Camaro

Five Generations of Performance

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Author: Darwin Holmstrom,David Newhardt,Ed Welburn

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760340188

Category: Transportation

Page: 348

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A visual history of the Camaro traces Chevrolet's efforts to capture the 1960s youth market and compete with the Mustang, describing classic models including the IROC-Z while assessing the Camaro's influence on car design and culture. Original.