MILWAUKEE (6 February 2014) - Harley-Davidson museum adds to collection motorcycles with legendary film memorabilia
The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has acquired one of the few surviving 1990 Harley-Davidson FatBoy® motorcycles used in the filming of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” At the time of filming, the FatBoy was one of Harley-Davidson’s newest models, and the one now in the Museum’s permanent collection was ridden by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1991 action classic.
Jim Fricke, Curatorial director of the Harley-Davidson Museum commented: “Terminator 2 is an iconic film and a celebrated piece of pop culture history.
“This motorcycle arguably played one of the most significant film roles in Harley-Davidson’s history, and we’re thrilled it has found its permanent home here at the Museum, where it will be preserved for future generations.”
The bike, which still shows significant production wear from filming, joins a collection of more than 450 motorcycles and thousands of other artefacts housed at the museum in the Harley-Davidson Archives. More information on when the bike will be on public display will be released in the coming months.
The Harley-Davidson Museum, located at 400 West Canal Street in Milwaukee, provides a glimpse of American history and culture through the lens of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. The museum is open year-round and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The 20-acre site includes the MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant and The Shop. For more information on the Harley-Davidson Museum’s galleries, exhibits, special events, tickets and more, visit h-dmuseum.com
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