110th Anniversary Look Back

110th Anniversary Look Back

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 311

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 311

Check out this ad for the Harrison location, likely from the late 90s/early 2000s! #kegel365 #harleydavidson #kegelhd #worldsoldest #365daysofkegelhd

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 310

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 310

Today we share of the tragic passing of Julius Kegel, as reported in a late August 1978 edition of the Morning Star.

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 309

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 309

Continuing with yesterdays #365daysofkegelhd post... It was reported in the Freeport Evening Standard on August 9, 1909 that Joseph Redlinger sold his business to Kegel and company!

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 308

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 308

Today and tomorrow's #kegel365 posts kind of go together and you'll soon see why...

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 307

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 307

Today we share the late storefront of the bicycle shop in Freeport - 120 S. Chicago Ave - which remained Kegel's Bicycle Shop until around 2010 when it underwent a brief renovation and became Freeport Bicycle Company, reflecting the change in ownership. Sadly, it appears the business fell victim to 2020 hardships and has not reopened since mid-2020. #kegel365 #harleydavidson #kegelhd #worldsoldest #365daysofkegelhd

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 306

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 306

In a previous #kegel365 post we shared a letter from H-D® corporate congratulating us on our 100th anniversary - for today's #365daysofkegelhd we share a letter congratulating us from Willie G himself!

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 305

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 305

Check out this retro ad found in our archives, from May of 1952 for the H-D® 125 (with Tele-Glide® fork!). Did you or anyone you know own of these relics? #kegel365 #harleydavidson #kegelhd #worldsoldest #365daysofkegelhd

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 304

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 304

Check out this classic photo of a young Harold Kegel (Joe's son, Bob's brother) outside one of the Madison St. locations, likely during the 1930s/1940s. #kegel365 #harleydavidson #kegelhd #worldsoldest #365daysofkegelhd

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 303

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 303

For today's #365daysofkegelhd we have an older group shot of our HOG members outside our Harrison location - do you recognize any of these familiar faces?? #kegel365 #harleydavidson #kegelhd #worldsoldest

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 302

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 302

Here we have a photo (courtesy of Chuck Lahey) of Grand Old Man Julius having a Grand Old Time on two wheels at the Suez Canal in 1961! He was 70 years young that year. #kegel365 #harleydavidson #kegelhd #worldsoldest #365daysofkegelhd

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