110th Anniversary Look Back

110th Anniversary Look Back

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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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 166

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 166

Good news, #365daysofkegelhd readers! If you recall, for day 142 we shared page 1 of an article that ran in the The Rock River Times in November 1994 ( www.kegelmotorcycles.com/news-article/41696/kegel365day142 ) however at the time of posting, page 2 was nowhere to be found... well we found it

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 165

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 165

In January 1997, The Motor Company put out a statement regarding who could use the words "oldest" when to came to licensed products (like our dealer t-shirts).

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110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 164

110th Anniversary Look Back - Day 164

Here is a fun little article the Rockford Register Star posted about us back in October 2015.

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