1913 H-D Forecar at National Moto Museum

December 30, 2014
Courtesy of The Edge, Ltd.
Walter,” the last known Harley-Davidson Forecar in existence, is now appearing at the National Motorcycle Museum. Walter is gracing the beautiful lobby of this impressive museum in Anamosa, Iowa. Walter’s support crew transported this very rare historical artifact to the National Motorcycle Museum just after the Thanksgiving holiday. Walter was dressed in vintage Christmas regalia through the holiday season and will remain on exhibit for many months to come. Mike Schuster, Walter’s owner, would like as many enthusiasts as possible to have the opportunity to see this unique motorcycle prior to its sale.

The Missing Link: Discovery of a Centennial Motorcycle documentary is the true-life story of the 100-year journey of this very unique 1913 Harley-Davidson 9G Motorcycle Truck (more commonly known as a Forecar). The documentary will explore Forecar history, the development of the Harley-Davidson “G” model Forecars and chronicle the history of this specific 9G Forecar affectionately known as “Walter.” This history will include Walter’s early service in Milwaukee by a Harley-Davidson vendor, and continues through over 40 years of barn storage and another 40 plus years of meticulous restoration. The culmination of the documentary, will reveal the forthcoming sale of this ever-so-rare machine to a new caretaker.

“To my knowledge, this has never been done before in a motorcycle-related documentary… it’s the ultimate barn bike discovery story,” comments the producer of the documentary James Cutting of The Edge Ltd. This 1913 Harley-Davidson 9G is the last known Harley-Davidson Forecar in existence.