Who knew, over a century ago, that the speed-hungry, cutting-edge motorcycle fanatics who founded Harley-Davidson were making history as well as bikes? The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection, showcasing more than 100 years of bikes that shaped motorcycle history, brings that history to gleaming life on page after page of motorcycles beyond compare.
Created in cooperation with the official Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, this book gives motorcycle enthusiasts an opportunity to pore over milestone bikes from the collection, and to linger over every detail that has made Harley-Davidson an icon of American open-road power and performance. With exquisite, detailed photographs and histories of more than 200 motorcycles from Harley’s collection, from serial number one built in 1903 to pre-World War II racers to the latest Street Glide, the book captures the excitement of the best-known motorcycles in the world.
From the earliest singles and twins through street, race, and military bikes powered by Flatheads, Panheads, Knuckleheads Evos,Twin Cams, and more, The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection is a stunning collection, all that’s missing is the patented roar, which readers are invited to supply!
About the Author
Randy Leffingwell wrote his first book, American Muscle, in 1989 while still on staff at the Los Angeles Times. Since then, he has authored another 47 titles, covering subjects from sports cars to motorcycles to farm tractors. Leffingwell is considered one of the top Corvette historians working today, and he enjoys a close working relationship with Chevrolet as well numerous other manufacturers. His previous Corvette titles include Art of the Corvette, Corvette: Seven Generations of High Performance, Corvette Sixty Years, and Legendary Corvettes. He lives in Southern California.
Darwin Holmstrom has written, co-written, or contributed to more than thirty books on subjects ranging from motorcycles and muscle cars to Gibson Les Paul guitars, including Indian Motorcycles, GTO: Fifty Years, Let's Ride: Sonny Barger's Guide to Motorcyclying, Top Muscle: The Rarest Cars from America's Fastest Decade, BMW Motorcycles, The Life Harley-Davidson, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles. Darwin is a former senior editor at Motorbooks and former Midwestern editor for Motorcyclist magazine.