WELLANDTRIBUNE.CA – “This machine … I can’t explain … this is it.”
Those are the words of Walter Davidson, played by Michiel Huisman, after his first long ride through the countryside on a motorcycle. Walter is exhilarated by this crazy machine that he and Bill Harley, played by Robert Aramayo, put together.
Then Walter, the machinist, turns to Bill, the engineer, and asks the inevitable question:
“Can it go faster?”
Young men will be young men, whether it’s 2016 or 1903, am I right?
The new six-hour mini-series Harley and the Davidsons airs on Discovery on three consecutive nights, Monday, Sept. 5, Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Wednesday, Sept. 7. It tracks the history of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and uncovers the little-told story of the Milwaukee men who founded the now-iconic brand.
“There has been so much written about Harley-Davidson history, but not that much written about the lives of the founders,” Huisman said. “So we had to rely on family anecdotes, and quotes that I could find.
“But I love it as an actor, because it feeds my imagination, I think. And hopefully it helped me create a rounded character.”