Dealer News Press Release
One of the last American leather companies is teaming with one of the last American bike icons to offer 40th anniversary replica jackets from “Easy Rider,” under license from Sony Corp.
Sony is releasing a newly digitized version of the movie, and Salem, Mass.-based Kerr Leathers has an exclusive contract to produce replicas of the Captain America leather jacket that Peter Fonda (Wyatt) wore. Kerr also has the contract to produce the other anniversary memorabilia, including Fonda's vest and T-shirt and commemorative posters.
Only 3,000 of the Captain America jackets will be made, all signed by Fonda, and retailing for $459. Only Harley-Davidson dealers will be able to sell the gear. For each of the dealerships carrying the jackets, Fonda will also sign the American flag on one jacket, which will be raffled off for the dealer's favorite charity.
Leather company owner Hugh Kerr told the Salem News he is one of the millions of boomers who related to the movie.
"It meant a great deal to me," Kerr told the paper. "My parents were motorcycle dealers in England. It was more than a movie, it was something much more iconic."
It was for the independent film industry as well, grossing a then-remarkable $19 million on a shoestring production bud.
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