December 24, 2010

Thanks Classic American Iron Magazine! – Mr Big

1941 Harley Davidson WLA and 1951 Goulding Ls Sidecar

A little over a year ago I was happily cruising around on my 2003 Harley Electra-Glide and had become a member and reader of the American Iron Magazine Forum. I kept noticing a link to a “Classic” forum and thinking that I was a classic kind of guy decided to investigate. Having spent some time building classic cars this seemed like it would be right up my alley. Little did I know what I was getting myself into.

I was immediately drawn to the vintage Harleys being discussed and couldn’t wait to own one. It wasn’t long after that I found and purchased a 1941 Harley Davidson WLA. When it arrived, I was just mesmerized by it. I had to know everything about it. And to give you an example of how little I did know, when my buddy and I first rolled it into the garage to look it over, we both saw the fuel shutoff on top of the tank and neither of us had any idea what it was. I had a very long way to go.

Fast forward to today. With the help and tutelage of my many new friends on the Classic American Iron forum, I started this blog, made over 1200 posts on the forum, traveled to Wauseon, Ohio for an AMCA meet at the invitation of a forum member, assisted in developing a website dedicated to the Goulding sidecar ( with the grandson of James Goulding, found and purchased a 1951 Goulding sidecar, rebuilt several Linkert carburetors, and the most important, had a blast doing it.

So, without further ado, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Buzz Kanter and the American Iron crew for making the Classic American Iron magazine and forum available. As a total newbie to vintage Harley’s, it would have taken me years to access the knowledge I have gained without the support of the forum and its members. Thanks again to all of you and a Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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Comments on Thanks Classic American Iron Magazine! – Mr Big

December 24, 2010

Buzz Kanter @ 12:51 pm

Great looking classic Harley sidecar rig and thanks for sharing.
Any you are very welcome. When we launched this forum I had no idea if it would take off or shrivel away. It is thanks to all the many contributing members here that this forum has grown into what it is. Happy to see so many other people learning and loving the classic Harley and Indian motorcycles.

December 26, 2010

Bigincher @ 10:19 pm

Jeez, Mark…. hard to imagine it’s only been a year! You’ve come a long way…….