We went to Wisconsin on vacation last month. I went to the Harley Davidson museum in Milwaukee . They had a bunch of old bikes at the Harley Davidson museum. They only had two Hummers on display. One was Willy G's first motorcycle, a 1948 Harley Davidson 125. The other was a 1955 Hummer.
|This Harley Davidson Hummer has found a new home|
For the benefit of you that don't know, Hummer was a small 125 cc motorcycle that Harley Davidson manufactured from 1948 until 1964. When I was a kid in Douglas, Georgia, I had a 1959 Harley Davidson Hummer. My brother had a 1959 Harley Davidson 165. They were both calypso red.
After my visit to the Harley Davidson museum, I decided that I wanted to look for a Hummer. I looked on Craigslist. I looked on Ebay. I went to a couple of antique motorcycle events like the one in Chesnee, South Carolina the last week end in July. There was no Hummers for sale or on display. I decided to expand my search on Craigslist. When I got to Atlanta, I found one. It was fully restored to like new condition. It was only 550 miles away.
I hopped in my pick up truck and drove to Port Saint Joe, Florida and bought a 1961 Harley Davidson Super Ten. If you have never been to Port Saint Joe,Florida, watch the last scene of "Easy Rider". I am pretty sure I was on the same road where that scene was shot.
|A piece of my childhood that will never be forgotten|
As I was driving home, my brother called me on the phone and asked me what I was doing. I told him I was driving home with a Hummer. His first question was,"What color is it?". Calypso Red.
When I got home, Kathy said,"That motorcycle is too nice to stick in the garage. We are putting that in the living room." Life is good. Do you think I can join the Harley Owner's Group as a junior member ?