Automotive industry trade shows 2018Although all this was going on, Dave made and tooled up for new raked triple trees, solo sissy bars, rams horn sissy bars, dual headlite brackets, 45 jockey shifters, knucklehead best mounts, and he created a new coffin style gas tank. Dave found a source to get old style Harley magnetos, thought to be extinct. He redesigned “z” style handlebars, narrow triple trees, and identified vendors to make them. AEE was having problems receiving exhaust components from outdoors sources, they could not or would not provide AEE. With no other choice, Dave redesigned all the exhaust components, added new style pipes, and contracted with Mitchell Manufacturing to mass generate these products.
Dean builds his initial comprehensive bike, the “Panhead 74, How to Construct the Chopper” bike, for articles showing how to develop a chopper in Street Chopper magazine. AEE is now booming, there are more than one hundred employees, and it seems there is no limit to what the industry can handle. The mixture of magazine articles featuring AEE bikes and goods, lots of marketing, now such as television advertisements, and generating quality protected goods, has created AEE the leader in the sector.
The setting was correct for a big, innovative new project. Tom and Jim had won the bike sweepstakes award at the Oakland Roadster Show with the “Corvair Trike” back in 1969, and it was time to attempt that feat once more. AEE was keeping up with orders and operating smoothly, so Dave had time for something big. About Christmas 1969, Tom, Rose, Jim and Dave came up with a idea for a wild new 3 wheeler, actually a five wheeler. It would have two Sportster motors, an automotive variety tranny, and four wheels accross the back. Dave created the bike and showed sketches to Tom and Rose. The rush was on, and “Big Twin” was born. By the time plans have been completed and all the components had arrived, there had been 32 days left till the show. Dave worked additional hours to finish the bike in time. “Big Twin” won the Sweepstakes Award at the 1970 Oakland Roadster Show.
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automotive industry trade shows 2018In Feb of 1972, Dave moves into the front office to be basic manager of AEE, he hired Stan Meyer and Jim Moore to take more than his prototype and manufacturing duties. About this time, “Massive 4”, a 750 Honda chopper using a Brackett Chassis rigid frame, was finished. The bike was an advertising effort to bring in much more consumers with foreign bikes. In March, Tom was at a bike show in Lincoln, Nebraska shooting articles for Street Chopper, and met Dean Rediger, who had a 3 wheeler in the show. Tom liked him and his perform and hired Dean to operate in the prototype division. He arrived at AEE a week later. Prior to that, Dave had began a new 3 wheeler known as the “Trick Trike”, it was about …Read more