1932 Harley-Davidson Model C Hillclimber
During the Great Depression, Harley-Davidson and Indian were forced to scale back production because of slow sales due to the comparatively high cost of their products relative to full-size automobiles. Hillclimbing nevertheless remained popular largely because of the ready availability of suitable dirt slope venues. Based on their stripped-down dirt track racers, Harley-Davidson hillclimb motorcycles employed motors often called “Peashooters”, a name believed to have been derived from the exhaust note of their small-displacement engines. This is one of only five factory Model C hillclimbers.
The Bunch Collection, Don Whalen Curator