Harley Davidson: The Ultimate Machine 100th Anniversary Edition 1903-2003 by Tod Rafferty


Harley Davidson: The Ultimate Machine 100th Anniversary Edition 1903-2003

Rafferty, Tod

Published by Courage Books (2002-03-28)

ISBN 10: 0762412682 / ISBN 13: 9780762412686

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 Title: Harley Davidson: The Ultimate Machine 100th ...

Publisher: Courage Books

Publication Date: 2002-03-28

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New (Great Gift!)

Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 4 to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.  Brand-New copy of this over-sized/heavy hardback. NO remainder marks or price clippings. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Tight spine, bright pages. Very-nicely illustrated throughout. 176 pages. 

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Synopsis: In recognition of Harley Davidson's 100 year anniversary, this definitive single-volume history features more than 300 photographs of some of the greatest motorcycles ever made by the legendary company -- including all the landmark bikes, new models for 2000 and 2001, such as the Twin Cam 88, Harley's new 1440c V-twin engine, and many rare historical archive prints of early models. Tod Rafferty has written several best-selling books on American motorcycles, including The Indian and The Complete Harley Davidson Encylcopedia.  

Some call it "the ultimate machine." To others it is "the hog" or simply "a classic." The Harley-Davidson's fame is unparalleled, proving it has traveled a long road from its modest beginnings one hundred years ago to its present status as an American legend. Harley Davidson: The Ultimate Machine chronicles the success story of America's favorite motorcycle with hundreds of detailed full-color and black-and-white images, collected experiences of veteran riders, and an in-depth history of the bike's evolution and influence. Harley Davidson captures the freedom and the spirit of the Harley-Davidson that has earned it the admiration of millions of riders, collectors, and enthusiasts around the world. Library Journal Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company, America's lone surviving motorcycle manufacturer. This volume, an updated version of a 1997 work, represents but a fraction of the products, promotions, and events that will commemorate the anniversary. Although journalist Rafferty provides an adequate overview of the company's history, development, and significant events by era, this book is essentially a showy pictorial treatment of Harley models and Harley history throughout the century, with more than 300 vivid color photographs. Many of the two-page close-ups of vintage Harleys are so finely detailed that oil flecks and pits in metal are visible. Numerous accompanying sidebars note distinctive features of each model. Better histories of Harley-Davidson are available, but this pictorial tribute is an easy purchase at this price.

About the Author: Tod Rafferty has written several best-selling books on American motorcycles, including The Indian and The Complete Harley Davidson Encyclopedia.

New hardcover book-A skillful blend of rare historical archive pictures, specially commissioned color studio portraits of landmark models, lifestyle pictures of riders, Harleys and the open road, and quotes and reminiscences from people "in the know".  More than 300 photos.