Growing up Harley-Davidson Memoirs of a Motorcycle Dynasty

ISBN-10: 0896585697

ISBN-13: 9780896585690

Edition: 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Jean Davidson, Arthur Davidson

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Motorcycles have been a way of life for Jean Davidson. Her grandfather was Walter Davidson, one of the four founders and the first president of Harley-Davidson. Her father was company vice president Gordon Davidson. And Jean herself was a Harley-Davidson dealer, rubbing elbows with all the Harleys and Davidsons as well as the Hell's Angels and Outlaws, famous racers, and Evel Knievel. This is the history of Harley-Davidson motorcycles no one else knew-until now! Here is the fairy-tale story of how four boys built their first motorcycle in a shed; how a slippery-handed maid stole all the company's earnings from the coffee can that served as their "bank"; and how a hermit uncle donated his life's savings to resurrect the company and set it on the path to becoming the world's most famous motorcycle maker. Here is the inside scoop on behind-the-boardroom-door politics and corporate battles, the unknown history of the first Knucklehead and Sportster, the secret friendship with arch-rival Indian motorcycles, and more. Here are family stories and rare photos from the family album that no one else has seen before.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group USA
Publication date: 6/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Foreword: Memoirs of a Motorcycle Dynasty
Prologue: Motorcycles as a Way of Life
Davidson Clan Family Tree
Harley-Davidson Motorcycling Timeline
From Scotland to Wisconsin
Two Boys with a Dream
Out of the Basement and into the Shed
The Honey Uncle to the Rescue
That Silent Gray Fellow
Racing to Compete
A Family Affair
Turning Iron into Gold
Family Matters
Do You Know Where Your Children Are?
The Next Generation: My Dad Joins the Company
The Motorcycle That Saved Harley-Davidson
Harley-Davidson Goes to War
Grandfather Dictates the Future from His Hospital Bed
The Birth of a Boy Brings Joy--and Sadness--to Our Family
The Original Harley-Davidson Rebel
My Love Affair with Motorcycles
The Demise of Indian Motorcycles
Elvis Presley, King of the Road
Bad Reputation
Playing the Charade
A Dealership of Our Own
Evel Knievel, All-American Daredevil
The Sale and Buy-Back of Harley-Davidson
Epilogue: Growing Up Harley-Davidson
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