In August, we told you about writer / director / producer Jim Cutting’s documentary on the last known Harley-Davidson motorcycle truck, a “forecar” in the HD design lexicon, affectionately known as Walter. The Edge Ltd., the producer of Cutting and producer of the documentary “Walter: The Missing Link – Discovery of a Century-old Motorcycle,” has announced the release of the film on DVD and Blu-ray. Additionally, the company announced the availability of Walter posters, Walter T-shirts and “Walter” digital downloads are available, along with DVD and Blu-ray online at the “Walter” documentary website.
You can download “Walter” for $ 10 or purchase the physical product: DVD is $ 25 and Blu-ray Disc is $ 30. The Walter-themed t-shirt is available for $ 25 in men’s and women’s styles, sizes S- 4XL, and the heavyweight 24-by-36-inch poster is available for $ 10. Between now and December 31, 2021, T-shirts, as well as DVD and Blu-ray discs, are discounted by $ 5.
Walter belongs to one of the rarest Harley-Davidson product offerings. First produced in 1913 as the 9G Forecar Delivery Van, it was equipped with a 61ci V-twin with an F-head. Only 63 were built in 1913, illustrating the claim that Walter is among Harley’s survivors. -Davidson rarest on the planet. Walter, named after Walter C. Davidson, son of one of HD’s founding fathers, is one of that little vintage.
In fact, in 1964, that Davidson family member attempted to purchase Walter for a significant amount of money (in his original broken state at the time) from the Schuster family who owned him. Davidson probably knew at the time that Walter was one of the last, if not the last, surviving example of the 9G line.
Producer James Cutting explores the history of three-wheelers, the development of commercial service and delivery motorcycles for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and “Walter: The Missing Link” documents the adventure of one man restoring a motorcycle that had been been in his family for almost a century. Cutting considers Walter’s discovery to be the most extraordinary barn find of our time.
The Edge Ltd. also teased the upcoming 10th anniversary release of “Hogslayer: The Unapproachable Legend.” “Hogslayer” is the documentary about what may be the most famous dragster motorcycle in history: a twin-engine Norton nicknamed Hogslayer for its ability to outrun the dominant Harley-Davidsons in Top Fuel drag races. The re-release includes recently acquired footage that refreshes the documentary. Featuring TC Christenson, who rode the bike in multiple Top Fuel class world championships, and John Gregory, who took on the world of endurance racing from a small motorcycle shop in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Hogslayer tells the first-hand story of the original Sunset Motors.
Images courtesy of James Cutting, The Edge Ltd.