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John E. Harley John E. Harley

Achievements:
Youngest son of founder William S. Harley who recruited and trained WWII combat riders.

The younger of two sons of William S. Harley, John was assigned to the Armored Force School at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, during World War II and given the job of recruiting soldiers to ride motorcycles. This was no simple task, since less than a third of GIs had a vehicle operator's license of any kind. The resourceful Lieutenant Harley toured the country recruiting motorcycle enthusiasts, networked through AMA clubs throughout the nation, and matched AMA membership records against draft board rolls to identify skilled and experienced motorcyclists already in the military in his effort to find personnel qualified to operate the tens of thousands of WLAs used for the war effort. Harley also assisted in the training of motorcycle troops. He rose to the rank of major, and upon returning to civilian life became the head of the Motor Company's parts and accessories division. He represented Harley-Davidson on the board of the American Motorcyclist Association until his death in 1976.

A.D. Farrow Co. Downtown Columbus
491 W. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215
614.228.6353 II 1.800.231.8436
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A.D. Farrow Co. Shop at NorthStar
7754 St. Rt. 37 E., Sunbury, OH 43074
740.965.9900 II 1.888.807.9901
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Centennial Park Harley-Davidson
12477 E. Broad St. SW, Pataskala, OH 43062
740.964.2205 II 1.800.798.3544
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On February 26th, 2012 A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson celebrated their 100th year in business. As America's oldest Harley Dealer, we invite you to view our pages of history also known as A.D. Farrow Co. Uncrated. There is also a special video from our dealer Principal Bob Althoff on what it means to be 100. Please enjoy A.D. Farrow Co. Uncrated.

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We are located in Columbus, OH with additional locations in Pataskala and Sunbury, conveniently located for our customers in New Albany, Powell, Westerville, Pickerington, Grove City, Upper Arlington and Galena, Ohio.