You don’t stop riding when you get old, you get old when you stop riding. Charlie Zawalich is a 100-year-old biker who’s still revving his Harley-Davidson engine daily. Check out the video interview with him below to hear his inspiring story of his passion for motorcycles.
Charlie started riding at age of 15 years old. He traded his 1928 Chevy Roadster for his first motorcycle, a 1929 JD Harley-Davidson. Photographed below is him at age 23 and his wife of 73 years, Emily Pakulski, at age 17, and his 1937 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle. Charlie has owned several motorcycles over the years including 13 Harley-Davidsons, 2 Indian Motorcycles, and a Honda Goldwing.
“I hate to tell ya, I even rode a Honda, the Goldwings *laughs* and my wife says “you better go back to Harleys, I don’t like that, it’s too quiet, you sound like you’re riding around in a car”” – Charlie Zawalich
Meet 100-year old Charlie Zawalich in the video interview below where he talks about how he landed his first Harley, even if it meant selling his car against his mother’s wishes, all for the passion of riding motorcycles.