Synopses & Reviews
Who knew, one hundred years ago, that the freedom-loving, speed-hungry, cutting-edge motorcycle fanatics who founded Harley-Davidson were making history along with bikes? The Harley-Davidson Collection, showcasing a century of bikes that shaped motorcycle history, brings that history to gleaming life in page after page of motorcycles beyond compare. On the eve of the opening of the historic Harley-Davidson Museum, this book gives motorcycle enthusiasts an opportunity to pore over the bikes in the collection, and to linger over every detail that made Harley-Davidson such an icon of American open-road power and performance. With exquisite, detailed photographs and histories of the hundred motorcycles in Harley’s collection, from serial number one built in 1903 to the latest low-slung Softail, high-revving VRSC, and touring models, the book captures the excitement of the best-known motorcycles in the world. All that’s missing is the patented roar, which readers are invited to supply.
The pace-setting bikes in the Harley-Davidson Museum, in gorgeous photographs and detailed histories.
With exquisite, detailed photographs and histories of the motorcycles featured from Harleys collection, this book captures the excitement of the best-known motorcycles in the world.
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 for Motorbooks and sister publisher Voyageur Press, including his most recent Complete Book of Porsche 911 and Corvette 60 Years.He has just finished Porsche 911: Fifty Years, a reexamination of the 911 story based on nearly two dozen new interviews. He lives in southern California, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles.Darwin Holmstrom has written or co-written many books on motorcycles and muscle cars, including the bestselling Camaro: Five Generations of Speed, BMW Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection, GTO: Pontiac’s Great One, Hemi Muscle Cars, Camaro: Forty Years, Muscle: America’s Legendary Performance Cars, Billy Lane Chop Fiction, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Motorcycles, and many others. He is the senior acquisitions editor for Motorbooks, where he has worked for the past thirteen years.