Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Hill Climber's History - From The Franz Family Album

Larry Sr. on my white framed climber in 1953. Some major mods including an OHV Motor

Larry Sr. Gettin' 'er done!

Larry Jr. on the white framed climber. Back to a side valve and scallops.

Probably my favorite picture. Larry Sr. and Jerry Franz getting ready to hit the hill.

During the six hours I spent digging through stuff and listening to Jerry's story's of the Franz family and Hillclimbing, I got the rare opportunity to page through the family albums. These are just a few of the incredible pictures from that album that Jerry showed to me and explained detail. The ones above are various configurations of the white Hillclimber that started it all for me 20 plus years ago.


  1. good that youre keeping this history alive. thanks.

  2. Thanks AW. I have bunch more I will get around to posting.