Harley-Davidson unveils its 115th anniversary party plans
Harley-Davidson has been giving us resilient machines ever since they began their stunt back in 1903. This year, the Bar & Shield brand turns 115-years-old, and the company plans to leave no stone unturned to celebrate it with its fans worldwide. Bikers and non-bikers alike.
Harley has always celebrated such milestones with a bang, be it their first ever one on their 85th, 100th, or their 110th anniversaries, and each has surpassed their previous celebrations by a huge way. This time too the brand plans of treating everyone with a cynosure and for the first time, Harley invites those non-riders as well to enjoy the big bash set for August 29 – September 2.
“No matter what you ride, or even if you haven’t started yet, you are welcome to join the 115th-anniversary celebrations of Harley-Davidson.”
Anybody who’s an aficionado of Harley-Davidson knows who Willie G. Davidson is. As the driving force behind the American bike maker - his last name is literally used in the brand’s own name - Davidson is the quintessential authority on anything related to Harley-Davidson. That’s a big reason why he holds the title Chief Styling Officer Emeritus and Brand Ambassador within the company.
Naturally, his history with Harley-Davidson is unparalleled, which is why it’s incumbent upon fans of the company to pay the H-D Museum a visit when they can. From June 13 to September 7, 2015, the museum will host an exhibit aptly called Willie G. Davidson: Artist, Designer, Leader, Legend. The exhibit is dedicated to the man that carries its name and will feature a treasure trove of historical items belonging to Willie G’s own personal collection.
This includes one-of-a-kind vehicles, original designs, art, rare artifacts and media, giving visitors a chance to learn never-before-divulged information about the company’s iconic history.
The exhibit lasts a good four months so there’s really no reason for Harley fans to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Click past the jump to learn more about Harley-Davidson’s Willie G. museum.
Nearly 105 years in the making, the Harley-Davidson Museum, located near downtown Milwaukee, will open its doors to the public on Saturday, July 12. Grand Opening festivities will kick off with a Harley-Davidson-style ceremony at 10 a.m. and will continue throughout the weekend.
The 130,000-square-foot Museum will add a whole new dimension to the Harley-Davidson experience. Visitors will get a feel for the freedom, camaraderie and pride that Harley-Davidson riders experience every time (...)
Harley-Davidson is inviting people worldwide to become a part of the Harley-Davidson Museum family through its new Membership program. Opening its doors in July 2008, the Harley-Davidson Museum is offering several membership levels, and those who join the Museum by June 1, 2008 will be invited to a pre-grand opening preview of the Museum, subject to capacity. All who have signed up in 2008 will forever be known as "Founding Members."
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With its summer 2008 opening on the horizon, construction at the Harley-Davidson Museum has moved inside. Most recently, workers began assembling the replica 1920s board track, the first exhibit to be installed in the museum.
A popular pastime, board track racing was quickly outlawed because of its dangers. Racers traveled around oil-slicked tracks banking 45-degree angled curves at 120 miles per hour on brakeless motorcycles.
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The event, sponsored by Thunder Mountain Harley Davidson and The Ranch, will cost $10 per day or $15 for the weekend and it will again be set at The Ranch in Loveland on Aug. 31- (...)
The Harley-Davidson Museum is inviting motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide to give a unique holiday gift this year by participating in Living the Legend, an exciting opportunity to showcase personal connections to the Motor Company and the highly-anticipated Harley-Davidson Museum, opening in the summer of 2008.
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The final steel beam of the Harley-Davidson Museum building was placed atop an adjoining 80-foot tower May 4, representing a significant milestone in the construction of the new facility. With great pride, Harley-Davidson executives and construction team workers signed the beam before Willie G. Davidson, senior vice president and chief styling officer, gave the signal for it to be raised to the top of the tower.
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This past summer, construction of the Harley-Davidson Museum began after legendary dirt racer Scott Parker performed a burnout with a Harley-Davidson Sportster to officially break ground on the Museum. With plans to open in 2008, the Harley-Davidson Museum will become a must-see destination for many motorcyclists. For those who want to track the progress of the construction of the H-D Museum, a new webcam allows eager and curious enthusiasts to watch the progress each day.
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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 (...)