110th Anniversary Look Back

110th Anniversary Look Back

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 145

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 145

98 years ago this month Julius Kegel participated in a hill climb that proved to be too steep for most, as written about here in an article from the Freeport Journal-Standard!

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 144

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 144

Anyone receive this issue of the Kegel Motorcycle News newsletter from early Spring 1996? #kegel365 #harleydavidson #kegelhd #worldsoldest #365daysofkegelhd

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 143

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 143

Anyone ever attend one of our Service Workshops? Here's one from years ago, taking place inside our Service department! #kegel365 #harleydavidson #kegelhd #worldsoldest #365daysofkegelhd

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 142

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 142

For today's #365daysofkegelhd we share the 1st page of an article clipping that appeared in The Rock River Times. Sadly we're not sure what happened to page 2, however it does go over some of the older history in the part we do have!

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 141

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 141

Back before the digital age and online training, H-D staff from all over the country would go to training events to get certified in their respective departments. Today we share the cover of an original folder that Bob Kegel was issued when he did his training as well as his certification of completion signed by Arthur Davidson! #kegel365 #harleydavidson #kegelhd #worldsoldest

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 140

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 140

And now for the conclusion of the December 1972 Cycle World article on Julius Kegel...

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 139

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 139

And now, for the beginning of the December 1972 Cycle World piece on Julius by Howard W. Carlson.

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 138

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 138

Today's #365daysofkegelhd starts the sharing of a wonderful piece on Julius from the December 1972 issue of Cycle World.

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 137

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 137

For today's #365daysofkegelhd we have a polaroid of Karl with Uncle Harold! Harold was Bob's brother and Joe's other son who took over the bicycle end of the business after Joe passed and he and Bob decided to split the business. #kegel365 #harleydavidson #kegelhd #worldsoldest

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 136

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 136

Prior to our Grand Opening at the Harrison location, we wrote a letter and extended an invitation to Mr. Jay Leno himself who was scheduled to make a nearby appearance around the same time of our opening in 1996.

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