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New book on motorcycle travel and roadside motels

As most of us are stuck inside but with some travel restrictions easing up, I am attaching a link to my new book, Sleeping Around in America: Revisiting the Roadside Motel for your review. Just released from FriesenPress it may give something for your readers to look forward to.

CLICK HERE: nostaligic-motorcycle-travel-just

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The Motelorcycle Chronicles

A History of the World’s Most Famous Motorcycle

A History of the World’s Most Famous Motorcycle
by Margie Siegal

The slim profile of this new book from Shire Publications belies its technical prowess. But if you’re familiar with authou Margie Siegal’s approach to vintage motorcycling, that’s no surprise. Siegal always provides engineering and product development insights while being economical with language. But appropriate to this type of historical perspective, those details are also adroitly placed on a backdrop of social setting and cultural climate.

Siegal follows Harley-Davidson’s progress from backyard business to global manufacturing monster, through two world wars and a perhaps an even more challenging battle with an infiltrating motorcycle manufacturer from overseas. Engine development is traced from the earliest single and first twin to current models, often addressing the reasons behind model changes such as market shifts and buyer concerns. Siegal also frames the social impact of Harley-Davidson motorcycles through the decades, suggesting how and why the company’s products have reached iconic status not only in the United States but around the world.

Lushly illustrated with images by photographer Dana Shirey and archival photos from the Dudley Perkins archive, there’s plenty of eye candy offsetting the well-researched text. Technical enough for the gearhead without intimidating the newbie, every reader is sure to learn something from this book’s straightforward and thoughtful perspective.

Shire Publications and Old House Books
Shire Publications are sold by Random House


Wolfgang Publications: Machining Basics – Part of Custom Motorcycle Fabrication

Machining Basics is an excerpt from a new book from Timothy Remus/Wolfgang Publications: Custom Motorcycle Fabrication. In addition to Machining Basics, Tim’s new book includes a chapter on TIG welding, a series of custom bike assembly sequences; and five fabrication chapters that include handlebars, oil tanks, a frame jig, working with tubing and the best steel and aluminum stock to use in a small fabrication shop.

Timothy says he likes the idea of guest authors. For this book he’s enlisted the help of two well-known how-to authors, Steve ‘Brewdude’ Garn and Paul Wideman. A number of shops helped as well, including Donnie Smith Custom Cycles and The Shadley Brothers.

 Look for this new Custom Motorcycle Fabrication book to be available in early April. For updates check the Wolfgang website: www.wolfpub.com.

Check out this sample chapter curtsey of Wolfgang Publications:   CustMCFab sample chapter

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Margie Siegal’s New Harley History Book

margie siegal bookBack years ago when Dennis Stemp first started the original Iron Trader News one of his first acts was to get Margie Siegal on board to write about antique motorcycles and the history of motorcycling. Over the years Margie has entertained and enlightened our readers in every issue with her vast knowledge and expertise in the field of antique motorcycles.

Now she has written a new book about the history of Harley-Davidson titled: Harley-Davidson, A History of the World’s Most Famous Motorcycle. This 96 page book is being published by Random House and will go on sale in stores on May 20, 2014 for $9.95. But the book is available for preordering right now from Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com. This book should be a ‘must buy’ for anyone who considers themselves a true Harley enthusiast.

Source: Random House
Image: Amazon.com
Posted by Sam Kanish