110th Anniversary Look Back

110th Anniversary Look Back

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 176

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 176

Previously (on Day 35) we shared when a bunch of area riders joined us for a ride, making a dying man's final wish come true however that day, this dear sweet lady also wanted to go for a motorcycle ride and so we made her wish come true too! #kegel365 #harleydavidson #kegelhd #worldsoldest #365daysofkegelhd

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 175

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 175

Who bought any of the H-D Swimwear we used to carry back in the day? Have any of you been wearing it still in recent years? #kegel365 #harleydavidson #kegelhd #worldsoldest #365daysofkegel

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 174

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 174

10 years ago today, June 23, 2012 officially became "Kegel's Centennial Celebration Day" as declared by Mayor Morrisey and made official by Congressman Don Manzullo! #kegel365 #harleydavidson #kegelhd #worldsoldest #365daysofkegelhd

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 173

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 173

Julius posthumously graced the cover of BMW News in October 1978 and they did a nice remembrance piece on him.

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 172

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 172

A little fun fact: The H-D® #1 logo you saw on the floor of the Auburn St shop was hand-painted by Karl Kegel himself! Quite impressive if you ask us! If you didn't know better you'd think a professional had put that there, but nope - it was Karl! #365daysofkegelhd #kegel365 #harleydavidson #kegelhd #worldsoldest

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 171

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 171

Recently we came across a file that contained some old work orders and receipts. This one is from February 1969 - check out the prices on some of those parts! #kegel365 #harleydavidson #kegelhd #worldsoldest #365daysofkegelhd

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 170

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 170

Today we jump back 1997-ish and Mark is using his Jazz Hands to model a pair of fingerless gloves for our website back then! #365daysofkegelhd #kegel365 #harleydavidson #kegelhd #worldsoldest

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 169

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 169

For today's #365daysofkegelhd we share this recent gem discovered in the archives of Julius outside Glacier National Park in 1963 wearing his infamous leather jacket with "Freeport Illinois U.S.A." proudly displayed on the back! Photo is courtesy of Chuck Lahey #kegel365 #harleydavidson #kegelhd #worldsoldest

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 168

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 168

Did you attend the Biker's Ball held here presented by the Rockford Dance Company back in 1997? #kegel365 #harleydavidson #kegelhd #worldsoldest #365daysofkegelhd

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 167

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 167

The July 1947 copy of Harley-Davidson's official magazine "The Enthusiast" wrote about the passing of Joseph Kegel, stating he started selling H-D® motorcycles in 1910.

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