A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 12, 2012
“Four wheels carry the body; two wheels move the soul” (motorcycle aphorism)

"Four wheels carry the body; two wheels move the soul” is a popular motorcycle saying that has been printed on many gift items such as posters and T-shirts. The saying has been cited in print since at least 2000, but the authorship is unknown.


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Quotations about Motorcycles
Four wheels move the body.  Two wheels move the soul.  ~Author Unknown

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Pete
10-02-2000, 04:57 AM
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Pete
“Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul.”

15 June 2003, Hartford (CT) Courant, ‘The Mild One, Part II” by Dr. Mel, Northeast, pg. 2:
Now it may be true that “four wheels move the body, but two wheels move the soul,” but the two wheels I once used sometimes moved neither.

9 August 2008, Winnipeg (Manitoba) Free Press, obituaries, pg. C12, col. 3:
“Four wheels move the body
Two wheels move the soul.”
-- Hunter S. Thompson

Google Books
Principles of Marketing
By Philip Kotler and Gary Armstrong
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall
2010
Pg. 135:
Says one Harley owner, “ Four wheels move the body . . . two wheels move the soul.”

Google Books
Chicken Soup for the Soul:
Inspiration for the Young at Heart: 101 Stories of Inspiration, Humor, and Wisdom about Life at a Certain Age

By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Amy Newmark
Cos Cob, CT: Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing
2011
Pg. 6:
Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul. ~Author Unknown

EagleRider Sales
Quote of the Day – “Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.”
Posted on March 15, 2012

Fairfax County Times (Reston, VA)
Tuesday, May. 22, 2012
Day Trip: Harley-Davidson’s chrome-plated tour de force
Destination: York, PA; Harley-Davidson Steel Toe Tour is a trip through motorcycle heaven

by Elaine Jean, Special to the Times
It’s said that four wheels move the body, but two wheels move the soul. I didn’t really get that until recently, when I took Harley-Davidson’s Steel Toe Tour of its 650,000-square-foot Vehicle Operations Plant in York, Pa.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • (0) Comments • Tuesday, June 12, 2012 • Permalink