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Win A 1942 Harley Davidson WLA!!!!

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Post Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:56 pm

Posts: 23
Location: Aberdeen SD/DENVER CO

Hi everybody,
I am happy to announce a contest that I will be running in association with the A.M.C.A. and the A.M.C.A. foundation. Together we will be running an essay contest from October 1st 2008 until August 15th 2009 in hopes of getting 18 to 24 year old Americans excited about old motorcycles. The grand prize is a 1942 Harley Davidson 45 basket case, and an all expense paid vacation to sunny South Dakota to restore and assemble the bike under close supervision and guidance of trained professionals. You can read the full press release by clicking on this link-- ... ntest.html

It is my opinion that a Harley WLA is the perfect platform for a project like this, because of their value, and the vast amount of surplus parts that are readily available. Currently I have approximately 65 percent of the parts needed to complete this project. A lot of my friends in the A.M.C.A. and old motorcycle community have chipped in and donated a part here and a part there. I will be posting a detailed list of what parts have been donated, who has donated them, and what is still needed on, and If you feel that this is a good cause and want to donate a part that is missing, then please email me at Supporters of the program will be able to be an active part of selecting the winner in Davenport 2009, and will have their name printed in a supporters list in American Iron Magazine, Iron Horse Magazine, and The Antique Motorcycle. Thanks for your support and enthusiasm!!

best regards,
Matt Olsen
A.M.C.A. Youth Coordinator

Post Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:02 pm
Pa Site Admin

Posts: 5841
Location: Ohio USA

Excellent idea Matt !!!!!! :D a matter of fact !!! This will definately pull in the younger generation ! :D Pa

Post Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:34 am

Posts: 309
Location: Ohio
Hey Matt.... I've got a few odd's and ends part I don't need. Do you have a list of the parts your still in need of?

Post Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:53 am

Posts: 976
Location: Markt Einersheim, Germany


Cool project.

I don't have many left over items from my WLA, most were swapped out for the other project.

But I do have a couple of items. I am coming to home to Georgia end of Sept and if ya send my your snail mail address, I will mail them to you when I get home.

And I still would like to get a trannie plug....


Post Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:11 pm

Posts: 23
Location: Aberdeen SD/DENVER CO

I posted the list of parts that have been donated and what still needs to be donated over on and, the list will also be on with in a week or two, please check it out and see if there is a missing part that you may be able to help out with. thanks for your support!

Post Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:54 pm

Posts: 62
Location: Texas' Big Bend country
Howdy Matt,

I have been using your "Basic Training" articles from The Antique Motorcycle as reading assignments in my career and technology education classes at Presidio High School. Writing assignments are also an important part of my curriculum. I've told my students about the contest and should have some pretty strong contenders for the prize! What a great opportunity!

--- Randall

Post Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:59 pm

Posts: 23
Location: Aberdeen SD/DENVER CO

Wow, Thanks for the kind words Randall that is one of the coolest things that I have heard in a long time.
If your students get pretty excited about old motorcycles, maybe I could ride down to Texas on an old knucklehead
in late April or May to hang out and talk to them. Email me at and we can
work out the details. Thanks for the great compliment; I am very honored to be a part of your curriculum

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