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April 1951 Air Trails

April 1951 Air Trails
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These pages from vintage modeling magazines like Flying Aces, Air Trails, American Modeler, American Aircraft Modeler, Young Men, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, R/C Modeler, captured the era. All copyrights acknowledged.

When is the last time you saw an advertisement for Harley Davidson motorcycles in a model airplane magazine? This ad appeared in a 1951 issue of Air Trails. Harley Davidson was established way back in 1903, so even in 1951 it was nearly half a century old. Early models looked like - and essentially were - bicycles with beefed up frames and an engine nestled between the rider's lower legs. Interestingly, the Wikipedia article notes that Harley-Davidson and Indian were the only two major motorcycle manufacturers who survived the Great Depression that began in 1929. Equally interesting - for those who remember the TV show "Happy Days" - is that quintessential 1950s biker figure Fonzi rode a British-made Triumph motorcycle, not one of the American brands.

Harley-Davidson Ad

Harley-Davidson Ad, from April 1951 Air Trails - Airplanes and RocketsHarley-Davidson 125 with Tele-Glide Fork

Whether you're riding to work or touring the countryside ... you'll enjoy every moment on a Harley-Davidson 125.

It's so comfortable, with road-cushioning Tele-Glide Fork, "easy chair" saddle and big tires. It's so easy to ride, with 3-speed transmission, 2-wheel brakes and brilliant auto-type lighting. It's so economical, with 90 miles and more per gallon, pennies for upkeep. And it's so easy to buy with small down payment, convenient terms. See your dealer today for a Free Ride.

Harley-Davidson Moto Co.

Dept. AT, Milwaukee 1, Wisconsin

Send colorful folder and full Information about the low-cost economical-to-operate Harley-Davidson 125.

Name  _________________

Address __________________

City ____________ State _________

Opportunity: Valuable franchises available for the full line of famous Big Twins and 125 model. Write today.

 

 

Posted November 8, 2019

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