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indian2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

369 kr / appr. 54.00 USD (Hard Cover)

In this book there are examples of both the military and civilian side of the motorcycle, both unpolished warlike and refined civilized.
This model was made by people that when they were children barely had seen a car, when the horse and carriage was the common means of transport in the streets of Springfield.Some remember the talk of the Klondike and the discovery of gold on the beach in Nome, Alaska. They watched Sitting Bull at the circus and Geronimo was old, sitting in his tipi and remembered old battles. Their grandfather told about when he was fighting for General Grant at Vicksburg, or rode with George Armstrong Custer (but not at the Little Big Horn). Some took part in the great war in Europe, saw friends bleed to death in ”the second battle of the Marne”, and now they were building a machine that would participate in a new world war and wondered how it would end. Would the US be invaded as well? Some younger guys should be called-up to the army or the navy, perhaps to the air force.

Graying fathers watched their sons who were happy, tensioned and excited at the great adventure, with white teeth, smiles fueled by milk and honey. Fathers who knew what war meant, but who could not explain, who waved goodbye with the mother at his side, who knew it very well could be the last time they were seen.

 

Indianomslag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

219 kr / appr. 26.00 USD

I bought my Indian 741, when it was a pile of scrap for the uninitiated. And it was far from complete. It consisted of a frame, screens and a motor with a gear box, an additional engine block and empty gearbox housing, a tank in parts and a dented front light. It was perhaps 40% of a full Indian. With time I bought parts and refurbished the engine, tuned it up to 750cc and started assembling it. Now it’s about to be completed.

I am interested in motorcycles and military history so it fitted well with an army Native American; it’s much rarer than a Harley-Davidson WLA and is in my opinion more beautiful and slender. I´ve been searching for images from World War II with the Indian 741, it is hard to find but I have found some pieces, for instance in war archives.

In this book there are examples of both the military and civilian side of the motorcycle, both unpolished warlike and refined civilized. Both Chris Ireland, Lars Nielsen and Jill Shannon are represented in the book with amazing pictures.
This model was made by people that when they were children barely had seen a car, when the horse and carriage was the common means of transport in the streets of Springfield.

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Nypomania

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

”Om jag nu med några få ord skulle våga beskriva Kerstin Svea Dahléns ordkonst,
så skulle det vara:
det oväntade, det överraskande, det gränslösa och omtumlande…
När hon nu har hon kommit med sin andra diktsamling, Nypomania finns det en
enda sak som man kan vara säker på. Den liknar inte det hon tidigare skrivit, inte
heller är det likt något som någon annan skrivit. Redan titeln gör mig nyfiken och
full av förväntan. Vad är det nu hon har upptäckt i sin nyponbuske? Det som vi
andra inte har lagt märke till? Inte kan se utan hennes hjälp?”

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