In 1968, It all started as a hobby with a used 1965 XLCH. Rode it 3000 to 4000 miles a year. Seemed like a lot, but it's like a trip to the grocery store by today's standards.
Then during the winter of 1970, a never-been-sold 1968 XLCH and been found and customized in the basement. Word spread and Vern was soon customizing bikes for friends, and even buying a few to fix up and sell. Suddenly, we were businessmen. How'd that happen?
Well, by the time Fall of 81’ had rolled around, the basement was getting smaller and smaller. So we bought a small Harley-Davidson dealership in Rock Falls. All we needed was inventory. Banks didn't like Harley-Davidson back then, but we turned on the charm and got the loan. How could they resist our winning smiles?