The book “RUSTY DIAMONDS” documentsarcheological motorcycle finds from 1979 to 1989. It is a collection of almost lost motorcycle knowledge and a unique, extremely personal documentation of a true motorcycle enthusiast.
Uwe Ehinger was infected with an incurable fever for motorcycles at a young age and his passion for the motorcycle manufacturers of the 1930’s to the 1960’s remains to this day. When he set off on his travels in 1979 at the age of 19, he didn’t bring along much more than an idea and a year’s worth of arduously acquired knowledge about antique racing and sports motorcycles. He travelled from North to South America and from Europe to Asia as an independent dealer of rare motorcycles until 1993. During this time, he hunted down brands like Brough Superior, Norton, Vincent, Indian, Harley Davidson, BMW, etc. He searched for them, dug them out, discovered them, bargained for them, and then sold most of them again.
With this coffee table book, the reader can embark on his or her own motorcycle quest through over 250 photographs depicting Uwe Ehinger’s countless trips, arranged chronologically and accompanied by touching stories as well as explanatory texts. All from a time without cash machines, Internet, e-mail or online stores.