Harley-Davidson styling guru and Motorcycle Hall of Fame member William G. Davidson, better known to millions of enthusiasts as Willie G., will share his vision of Harley-Davidson’s iconic design heritage at the 19th Annual Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum Fundraising Breakfast. The event takes place Friday, March 9, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Daytona Beach, Fla. Each year, funds raised at the breakfast play an important role in supporting the non-profit Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum’s mission of education and preservation, including world-class exhibits and America’s only Hall of Fame dedicated to motorcycling.
Inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999, Davidson is synonymous with having ushered in The Motor Company’s most successful era. He joined Harley-Davidson’s design department in 1963 after a stint at Ford Motor Company and quickly scored a major success with the design and debut of the Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide. A response to the rising popularity of choppers, cruisers and customs, the original FX laid the groundwork for some of Harley-Davidson’s best-selling machines.
Today, Davidson is the Senior Vice President and Chief Styling Officer for Harley-Davidson, and he continues to guide the Company’s team of innovative designers. In addition to fueling Harley-Davidson’s distinctive style for more than four decades, Davidson was one of 13 employees to buy back the Company from AMF and guide it to financial health during the 1980s. A passionate rider, Davidson continues to be an immensely popular participant in motorcycle rallies and events around the country. He is one of the most widely recognized and admired enthusiasts in the world.
To join Willie G. and friends at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum’s Breakfast, immediate reservations are recommended. The event will take place at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach. Doors will open at 8 a.m. on March 9. Davidson will host an autograph session following the conclusion of the breakfast. Admission is $30 prior to Jan. 31, 2007, and $35 thereafter. Additionally, Associate Sponsorships are available for $50 and $100. All proceeds benefit the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. To RSVP or learn about event sponsorship opportunities, contact the Museum at (614) 856-2222.