Bo’s Facts and Trivia Nov. 2014



CARSON, Calif.

After 42 years, a stolen classic Harley-Davidson was located at the Los Angeles / Long Beach seaport, and it’s being returned to its rightful owner. North Carolina resident Edgar Johnson Junior was reunited with his father’s 1954 Harley-Davidson Hydra-Glide motorcycle.”Words can’t describe how I’m feeling today,” said Johnson. “It’s wonderful.”
Johnson says someone stole the bike from his family’s backyard in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1972. He says his father, a police officer, tried for years to track it down, but he was never able too.“He loved his motorcycle and he talked about it till the day he died, Johnson’s father died nearly four years ago.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, working with the California Highway Patrol and the National Insurance Crime Bureau spotted and seized the bike at the L.A./Long Beach seaport. It was on its way to Australia. “I actually love this part of the job, especially when it’s a happy ending like this, and it’s not in pieces,” said CHP investigator Michael Mareta. “You know, this is part of their history and when they get this stuff back, it’s like reliving their youth, so it’s amazing to us,” said Lou Koven, special agent with the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Johnson says he plans to take the bike home and put it on display at bike shows. Before he does that, he took time to show his gratitude for the people who found his treasure. “I thank every, each one of them, from the bottom of my heart, and I know my father does too,” said Johnson.

The CHP says it has traced the bike back to its four previous owners, the oldest of whom has since passed, which means there’s no way to trace who actually stole the motorcycle, but even after 42 years it sure would have been nice to catch the original thief.



Trivia Question of the Month:

Question: What year does the Duo-Glide get fitted with an electric starter, turning it into the Electra-Glide?


Answer to last month’s trivia question:

Question:   Without looking on the internet, what does the G stand for in Willie G. Davidson. Is it:

A.)   Geofrey   B.) Godfrey or C.) George

                      Answer:   B.) Godfrey.


Bo’s Monthly Words of Wisdom:

If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.

“Live to Ride or Step Aside”

Written by Bo
“The Hog Shoppe”

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