When is the last time you saw
an advertisement for Harley Davidson motorcycles in a model airplane
magazine? This ad appeared in a 1951 issue of Air Trails. Harley Davidson
was established way back in 1903, so even in 1951 it was nearly half a century old.
Early models looked like - and essentially were - bicycles with beefed up frames
and an engine nestled between the rider's lower legs. Interestingly, the Wikipedia
article notes that Harley-Davidson and
Indian were the only two major motorcycle manufacturers
who survived the Great Depression that began in 1929. Equally
interesting - for those who remember the TV show "Happy Days" - is that quintessential 1950s biker figure
rode a British-made
Triumph motorcycle, not one of the American brands.
Harley-Davidson 125 with Tele-Glide Fork
Whether you're riding to work or touring the countryside ... you'll enjoy every
moment on a Harley-Davidson 125.
It's so comfortable, with road-cushioning Tele-Glide Fork, "easy chair" saddle
and big tires. It's so easy to ride, with 3-speed transmission, 2-wheel brakes and
brilliant auto-type lighting. It's so economical, with 90 miles and more per gallon,
pennies for upkeep. And it's so easy to buy with small down payment, convenient
terms. See your dealer today for a Free Ride.
Harley-Davidson Moto Co.
Dept. AT, Milwaukee 1, Wisconsin
Send colorful folder and full Information about the low-cost economical-to-operate
City ____________ State _________
Opportunity: Valuable franchises available for the full line of famous Big Twins
and 125 model. Write today.
Posted November 8, 2019