tirsdag 25. desember 2018

Harley Davidson FH two-cam racer

Harald Karlborg rode this Harley Davidson FH two-cam racer from the late twenties up to early thirties. He participated in both endurance run, hill-climbs and track racing.

With Sidecar attached.

No sidecar, but a good luck bear mascot on the back to secure the first place.

Harley Wrecking crew of Sweden

From right; Master Erik, Gunnar Kalen, Ivar "The meatball" Liljekvist and John Berglund, all dressed up in HD sweaters.
Erik was a favored rider by HD and had strong connections to the Milwaukee race dept., hence he got two 8 valve racers during his career. The others had to get the best out of their FH two-cam job`s.

fredag 21. desember 2018

Winter rides!!

OK, it is Christmas and winter in Norway. This mean there is snow, why not perform some winter sport with your motorbike? For sure the local gals will enjoy.

Merry Christmas & Happy New year to all my friends!

To all my friends! 
Each and one of you are a great inspiration to me in your work and your deeds.

onsdag 14. november 2018

Summer memories!

Summer in South and Eastern Norway was nothing less than exceptional this year. Except from the fact that the farmers suffered from the lack of rain, anyone interested in riding an old hog had a big smile in their face for months, YES months.
Wonder if I will ever see anything like this again?

Below is a selection of pics from some of this summers rides, blue skies and sun!!!

Doing Telemark

Dølemo, waiting for Erik & Halvor

The "secret" spot!

View at the "secret" spot, no houses, no cottages, no people, no fu"#k nothing, those places and moments are rare these days.

Ready for dinner.

Erik, Odd & Halvor.

Time to cool down, well problem is the water is to damned hot.

Rune & Pan

Grunde & Pan

Eat dust


Wednesday ride out

My old WL feeling uncomfortable with his modern style relatives.
Various rides

Out for another swim by WL bob job

Far away from home with my 39 EL, visiting Ola to talk HD halvtopp

Evening spin with Øyunn, view from Loland

Love that green color of the field


Riding the narrow paths along the coast

Villy, Cay, Svein, Rune and Peder

Cays Chief and Villys Zundapp at Brekkestø

Runes pan

Riding gravel roads when heading back



Time for another bath

Svein cooling down

Finally the "Muroc Special" is done and got its licence plate


Out riding in Iveland

Thirsty for gas

Hawgs meet at Toten

Wl and U in the back

47 EL

Kim`s 37 EL
Touring around lake Mjøsa

Minnesund, whow those who made this riveted steel bridge some 100 years ago where real craftsmen

Øyunn and locals in the back

Looking down at Mjøsa

Mjøsa in the back
Out for a spin with the brothers

Now we are talking, really narrow roads

OK, we will continue

Across the river, on by one this time

Sidecar Thursday, Pictures from Yesterdaze!

Time to share some more pictures from yesterdays motorcycle scene. Back in the days many preferred a sidecar combination to get family, friends and whatever else they needed to be carried along with them. Pictures below give us an idea of what roads in rural Norway looked like 90 - 100 years ago.

onsdag 26. september 2018

10 years of "AmericanMotorcyclesNorway" / Veteran-mc.com

I just realized this blog or website or whatever you like have been on the www for more than 10 years. Scary! That is how fast time is passing by, a decade, pfchhht!
I guess the exact date in April this year when I passed the decade mark should have been celebrated, too late now, I forgot and it cant be redone.
As some sort of making good I will post some great pic`s from Yesterdaze, my favorite column during those 10 years.

Thanks for hanging with me, feel free to come by here in the next decade too.

Sverre aka AMcN

Those two young girls are seated on a pretty rare motorcycle, an EMBLEM. Quite a few  of those where sold here, but none have survived as far as I know, only parts. Those Emblem`s where exported to Europe after the factory had stopped their production in the US.

Another pretty rare machine, an Excelsior light-weight with two stroke engine. 

What is more cozy when your on a trip in rural areas, than letting your best friend come along in the sidecar?

Grandma and grand kids in the sidecar tub.

Another Harley IOE with sidecar in the Norwegian countryside. 3000 of those great machines where sold by Sørensen & Balchen to the Norwegian motorcycle riders from 1915 to 1929.