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    Seadub, can you find anything on Frenger's Harley-Davidson in Pasco, Washington? That was the first Harley shop I ever went to in the early '70s, and went there for many years. It was owned by Smiling Jack Frenger and his wife. It was right next to the train tracks in Pasco, but I don't know the address.
    I think UPSROD has a lot more info about him and the shop than me.
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    Tom, I think I said this before ,the only address on Frenger's that I could find was in American Motorcycle Mag ... 1962 - 63. When you look on google maps it is close to the railroad tracks, The houses there look on the newer side , it's probably been torn down and that area built over.


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    I remember it as a bit of a rough area. The Harley shop fit right in.
    Like so many places, I'm sure it's 'evolved'.
    Still hoping Rod will chime in on this.....
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    These are from the decal thread. the pics sorta belong here











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    Sidecar, this is such a cool thread. Thank you for doing this! I LOVE old pictures and old bikes. Whenever I see an old bike I think of who bought it new, where, when. The depression era stuff especially! I would love to know the history of who bought my 37 WL brandy new. The shop where I bought my first Harley is going to be torn down soon. It has sat empty for years, with Bob moving to Woodstock, IL for his last 8 or 9 years before he retired and sold the dealership. I don't have any pictures of it from back in the when days. I will take a pic and send it to you since I can't figure out how to post pictures here any more. If ANYONE has a picture of Bob's Harley in Harvard, IL, please post it! I'll buy you a beer in Davenport!

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    Very cool ! Good stuff ! Thanx.. JL

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    Sidecar, Sorry to say you got the wrong address for the old H-D building in Alburquerque. It's on 4th St NW. Just a parking lot, now. Still remember the bottle rocket fight we mechanics had inside the shop portion! We built a tall metal gate for the garage door so we could have air circulation & keep people (drunks) in the park out. Pioneer Park (that was a complete block square) across the street, has been cut down to a postage stamp size. City took it all for itself. Doc

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    Doc, you are incorrect.
    The shop shown is the Simonson's Indian dealership. However Charlie Pinkard's first shop was indeed across Central on the south side, the N.4th address came some years after he bought the franchise. And Charlie himself was an Indian dealer in Santa Fe before he bought the H-D franchise in '34.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Swan View Post
    i have 2 wonderful photos taken beside the service area of Rich Budelier's shop around 1937, one of Clark Gable astride his bike, the other with Gable and Bob Paulette who was the service manager. Gable had stopped by the shop to pick up his motorcycle after being serviced and also some parts; he is holding a muffler in his hands.
    Sure would like to see those 2 pics!

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