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Buzz Kanter’s 1929 Harley-Davidson JDH Two Cam Motorcycle Cannonball Bike

Well, it is a month and a half before we leave on the 4,000 mile cross country Motorcycle Cannonball endurance ride and I think I am just about ready. The bike has almost 1,000 miles on it between the two … Continue reading

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Iowa Museum Week – Including National Motorcycle Museum

One of Iowa’s exceptional transportation museums is the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa. Featuring over 400 motorcycles, a restored gasoline station, a wide range of rare bicycles, toys, memorabilia and wonderful graphics including advertising art, photos and paintings it … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Cannonball 2012 Cross Country Classic Motorcycle Endurance Ride

The Motorcycle Cannonball 2012 endurance ride is scheduled to leave Newburgh, NY on Friday September 7 and roll 3,800 miles across the US to arrive in San Francisco, CA on Sunday, September 23. This ride is for motorcycles made prior … Continue reading

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Self Sealing Car Tires In 1934?

  Punctured Auto Tube Seals Itself A NEW tire tube contains specially compounded plastic rubber which flows into a puncture, quickly closing it and preventing loss of air. Unlike previous devices of this nature, the new tube gives unusual comfort … Continue reading

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Harley 1936 – Happy Days Are Here Again Motorcycle Ad

  Happy Days are Here Again SPRINGTIME is get-together-time out of doors! You enjoy old friends more  make new friends and pack every outdoor hour with pleasure when you own a 1936 Harley-Davidson. . . It’s some motorcycle! You’ll marvel … Continue reading

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Fore-Wheel Brake Harley 1927 Motorcycle Ad

Fore-wheel brake First time in America! The most advanced models in the history of the motorcycle industry, with improvements that are being talked about from coast to coast. Outstanding feature for 1928 is the Fore-Wheel Brake doubled safety. Other improve-ments are: … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Sidecar For Swimming? 1934 Idea

  Side Car Serves as Boat A MOTORCYCLE side car which doubles as a canoe on trips to the beach or river bank has recently made its appearance in Germany. The car is fitted with small metal pontoons which keep … Continue reading

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Harley Race With The Leaves 1931 Motorcycle Ad

Race with the leaves? Are you serious? That’s the best slogan you could come up with? To me a race implies a competitive event, with a winner and a looser. You don’t know who’s going to win from the outset, … Continue reading

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Harley TNT On Wheels 1934 Motorcycle Ad

  TNT ON WHEELS MORE “punch” than a motorcycle motor has ever had before that’s what is shooting Harley-David-sons ahead to victory on track and hill the world over. Wait till you feel the thrill of that surging power under … Continue reading

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1931 Traffic Sign To Warn Motorists

  Odd Traffic Signs Warn Motorists ESPECIALLY designed to command instant notice of motorists, a new type of traffic signal, recently put into use in Philadelphia, is shaped like a diamond and equipped with a blinker light to give additional … Continue reading

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