Harley-Davidson®, founded in 1903, has enjoyed as rich a history as any one company can have. Harley-Davidson® remains the sole survivor of the American motorcycle industry. In 1931, George Adamec, just 21 years old, started his first dealership in New Jersey with an investment of $500.
Harley-Davidson® motorcycles suffered setbacks over the years, but George and his wife, Julia, stuck it out. They were true believers in the Harley® brand. George ran the shop with his wife at his side. Julia was involved with all aspects of the business. She participated in local women's motorcycle clubs and even won a trophy for riding skills at the 1939 World's Fair in New York.
The Adamec's store grew to be a widely respected dealership. Growth leads to change and, in 1962, George relocated his family and business to North Florida. The best was yet to come.
The Legend Continues...
1962 was the beginning of the second chapter in the Adamec Harley-Davidson® story. George loaded the entire family and business into five semi-trucks and headed to Florida. The new location, on the Northside of Jacksonville, was small, but served them well. In 1973, a new building was constructed on the Eastside of town, the current location of Adamec Harley-Davidson® at Regency. After several relocations on the Westside of Jacksonville, the Blanding Boulevard store opened in 1977. It was moved to a larger location on Roosevelt Boulevard in 1981.
In July of 1998, the location of Adamec Harley-David
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