Published in a large 12 1/2” x 9 3/8” softcover “bookazine” format, their new book, “Classic Harleys Rare & Collectable Harley-Davidson Classics,” is a compilation of some of the very best classic Harleys featured in Heavy Duty over the past five years.If you have a pulse and any inclination toward the classics from the Motor Company, Classic Harleys will appeal to you. With about 150 large format contemporary and historic period color and black & white images, the book details 14 rare and historically significant models ranging from the 1915 Model F Sidecar Grey Ghost to the visually vivid 1954 Panhead in its 89 pages.Others include a brawny 1943 Knucklehead, of which only 203 were ever built, due to war time non-military production restrictions. If you are a real Knuckle fan, you’ll love the other Knucklehead (officially designated as EL models) featured, a 1946 61 cubic inch version that resides in Melbourne’s Harley City Collection.A super-sleek “cut-down” 1928 JDH hot-rod, an all-business 1933 DAH road racer, a striking black (not the original olive-drab) 1925 JE Streamline and an ultra-rare 1945 Model U 80 cubic inch flat head built for the U.S. Navy (only 262 were built) are but a few that are pictured in amazing detail and described in interesting and concise narrative.Like many books about vintage and antique motorcycles, the narrative provides a lot of in-depth, hard to come by technical detail, but it goes a little beyond that, providing the reader with some insight into the history, significance and owners of the bikes along the way.So, while it is an excellent resource for the hard-nosed H-D collector/enthusiast, it is also a great read that connects these rare, collectible bikes with people—and it is that connection that makes them so important, after all.
- Book Data:
- Title: Classic Harleys: Rare & Collectible Harley-Davidson Classics
- Author: Foreword by Neale Brumby
- Published: 2014
- Publisher: Wilkinson Publishing Pty. Ltd., ACN 006 042 173, Level 4, 2 Collins St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3000.
- ISBN-13: 9781922178442
- MSRP: U.S. $14.99 U.K. £6.99 Canada: $14.99 Australia: $14.99