Chopper, The: The Real Story

Chopper, The: The Real Story

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The chopper is quintessentially American and, since Easy Rider, has embodied the American dream. In this book, leading motorcycle journalist and vintage motorcycle expert Paul d'Orleans tells the iconic motorcycle's true story, from its origins to its renaissance today. With its well-informed texts and showcase of historical and contemporary photographs, it finally gives the chopper the respectful attention it deserves. Whether you collect custom motorcycles or want to throw rocks at those biker freaks who leave you deaf as they zoom by, you need to know the story of the chopper. Because the story of the chopper is the story of popular culture. The Great Depression, 1960s youth culture, folk art, the conservative press, old-school revivals - the chopper plays a part in all of these. The book provides insight into legendary builders such as Arlen Ness, super-cool riders both male and female, 'patch club' motorcycle gangs, ingenious Japanese workshops, and the young enthusiasts who are now reviving the chopper's popularity.
ISBN 9783899555240. Die Gestalten Verlag.
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  • $115.00
  • SKU
    9783899555240
The chopper is quintessentially American and, since Easy Rider, has embodied the American dream. In this book, leading motorcycle journalist and vintage motorcycle expert Paul d'Orleans tells the iconic motorcycle's true story, from its origins to its renaissance today. With its well-informed texts and showcase of historical and contemporary photographs, it finally gives the chopper the respectful attention it deserves. Whether you collect custom motorcycles or want to throw rocks at those biker freaks who leave you deaf as they zoom by, you need to know the story of the chopper. Because the story of the chopper is the story of popular culture. The Great Depression, 1960s youth culture, folk art, the conservative press, old-school revivals - the chopper plays a part in all of these. The book provides insight into legendary builders such as Arlen Ness, super-cool riders both male and female, 'patch club' motorcycle gangs, ingenious Japanese workshops, and the young enthusiasts who are now reviving the chopper's popularity.
  • Author
    Paul D'Orleans et al
  • Publisher
    Die Gestalten Verlag
  • Release
    October 2014
  • Binding
    hb
  • Format
    256 pages. full colour. 24 x 33 cm
  • Status for WholeSale
    out of print
  • Status for Website
    out of print
  • Date added
    October 2014