Around the World on a Motorcycle 1928-1936

Mar 15, 2013 View Comments by

aroundtheworldonmotorcycle-wpLong before there was Ewan and Charley (and their film and support crews) there was Zoltán and Gyula. In the years between the world wars, the two Hungarian boys set out to see the world and chose a sidecar equipped Harley-Davidson to carry them. The trip lasted almost eight years and took them through 68 countries on all six inhabited continents. This book, a narrative derived from Zoltán’s memoir, is an insight into the world as it was during those formative years when, for the first time, such a journey became possible for those of modest means. Along the way, the two companions met a number of world leaders including Mussolini, General Chiang Kai-shek, and President Herbert Hoover. This version, recently translated into English, features some of Zoltán’s original photography along with maps that follow their progress around the globe. In a way, Zoltán and Gyula were the forerunners of the modern adventure motorcycling movement, going places, experiencing life, and learning about the world they lived in, all from the seat of a motorcycle.

Around the World on a Motorcycle 1928-1936
By Zoltán Sulkowsky
Whitehorse Press
400 pages
$29.95
ISBN: 978-1884313776
Hardcover

 

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