Sunday, June 8, 2014

Ben Hardy the man who built "Captain America" for "Easy Rider"

The man who built one of the most famous bikes in the world, Ben Hardy … Ben Hardy, born Benjamin F. Hardy, was an African-American motorcycle engineer and chopper builder, who is best known for creating the customized choppers for the characters ‘Captain America’ and ‘Billy’ which featured in the 1969 Peter Fonda road movie Easy Rider, a movie which influenced more people to take an interest in motorcycles and choppers than any other.

The “Captain America” bike, made from a then 20 year old, heavily customized Harley-Davidson “Panhead” is considered one of the most iconic motorcycles ever built, one which captured the zeitgeist of a generation and became an anti-establishment symbol…

1 comment:

  1. I think that's great I want a job he didn't on those bikes the family should be proud of me