The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection (Hardcover First Edition 2008) by Randy Leffingwell and Darwin Holmstrom, Foreword by Bill Davidson

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New Old Stock from Discontinued Book Shop 1 Copy Only New but due to its age, there will be faint page yellowing and abrasion. Not for fussy buyers. Highly Sought After First Edition (The second edition is out) Lowest Price Online Since its earliest days, the Harley-Davidson Motor Co. has saved examples of nearly every motorcycle it has ever built. The resulting Archive Collection is the most important motorcycle collection on earth. In over 600 studio portraits, Harley-Davidson and master photographer Randy Leffingwell present this historically significant collection of production models, racing bikes, and one-of-a-kind prototypes. Who knew more than 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 Motor Co. Archive Collection, showcasing a century of bikes that shaped motorcycle history, brings that history to gleaming life in page after page of motorcycles beyond compare. This book gives motorcycle enthusiasts an opportunity to pore over the bikes in Harley-Davidson’s 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 motorcycles featured from Harley’s collection, from serial number one built in 1903 to the latest low-slung Softail high-revving VRSC and touring models, this 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. About the Authors Randy Leffingwell (Montecito, CA), best-selling MBI author and renowned photographer, has earned a reputation as one of the most thorough researchers working today. He has written and photographed over two dozen books on topics ranging from tractors to motorcycles to cars to barns. Darwin Holmstrom has written or co-written many books on motorcycling, including the best-selling BMW Motorcycles and The Complete IdiotÃ?s Guide to Motorcycles. He also contributed essays to The Harley-Davidson Reader and Harley-Davidson Century. Darwin lives in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Bill Davidson is the vice president of core customer marketing for Harley-Davidson Motor Co. and great-grandson of company co-founder, William A. Davidson. Forward by Bill Davidson. In 1998, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, opened an exhibit titled The Art of the Motorcycle. They had asked me to photograph and write a portion of the massive catalog for that exhibition, and project that inspired this book. My editor Darwin Holmstrom, my publisher Zack Miller, and I brainstormed a proposal to Harley-Davidson to do a large book on their motorcycle archive. In those days, a chance to see that collection required an invitation from Motor Company management. However our timing was good; Harley-Davidson had plans to open a museum to display treasures from its collection and this book in many ways is the catalog for that museum. I spent nearly three months in Milwaukee shooting 228 motorcycles and other vehicles in a studio we constructed inside archives. Darwin and I collaborated on the text, however he performed the lion’s share of that task. Hardcover: 408 pages Publisher: Motorbooks 1st ed 2008 Language: English ISBN-10: 0760331847 ISBN-13: 978-0760331842 Product Dimensions: 27.5 x 4.2 x 31.5 cm


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