It's official! David Uhl's newest Woman of Harley, "Gloria" is now available for sale worldwide. The unveiling in Arizona this past Saturday was the highlight of a day-long event at the Hideaway in Cave Creek.
In David's words: "I would be extremely lucky to ever have the chance to encounter another subject like Gloria. I consider her a national treasure. I may be jaded by an enhanced passion for history but to actually get the chance to spend time with someone who remembers many of the people in my vintage paintings is a HUGE deal for me. For example she was friends with Gene Baron (the Baron's Apprentice) and Babe Tancrede (Babe) and several others. I think the world of this classy lady, and hope everyone in the industry gets the opportunity to meet her. Plans right now are for Gloria to join us in Daytona for a special event in March."
In this series, "Gloria" joins the ranks of "Ruby", "Betty", "Pearl", "Rose", "Ruth", "Evelyn" and "Stella". This classic, historic image celebrates the colorful past of Gloria Tramontin Struck, an amazing woman, 86 years young, who started riding at the age of 16 and joined the Motor Maids in 1946. She has logged over 500,000 miles through all 48 continental states in the U.S. and was inducted into the Sturgis Hall of Fame in 2011. The two gentlemen in the background (Ben Campanelli and Ed Kretz, Jr) both raced in Daytona and were acquaintances of Gloria.