Friday, June 22, 2018

100-year-old model J Harley Davidson barnfind just underwent a 10 year restoration, and now will be ridden across America.... a WW1 motorcycle, and that's pretty rare

"This is the first time the motorcycle has rolled on U.S. soil since its export to France 100 years ago," said Jimmy Lyons, director and chief executive officer for the Port Authority.

Christophe De Goulaine and Pierre Lauvergeat are set up a 1918 Harley and sidecar and on Monday, they will roll out for Jacksonville, Fla. Planned stops after that include a visit to Harley-Davidson headquarters in Milwaukee on a 5,600 mile tour of America after a short residency at the Gulfquest National Maritime Museum.

For de Goulaine, fixing and returning this motorcycle to its homeland expresses his deep admiration of the United States and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

"This motorcycle was built to liberate Europe, we plan to complete all 5,600 miles without special technical assistance," he said.

The Harley-Davidson Model J's reputation for simple toughness was the reason the US government bought 20,000 of these bikes for combat.

along the way, they'll be stopping into Harley Davidson dealerships for meet and greets, like on June 29th, 4pm to 7pm
8909 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256

they had this fixed and still kept the patina  for updates on the trip!

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