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Harley-Davidson Museum® celebrates fifth anniversary with 1940s motorcycle rally

MILWAUKEE (July 10, 2013) - The Harley-Davidson Museum has a lot to celebrate – housing the world’s largest collection of unrestored Harley-Davidson motorcycles, being recognized as a top tourist destination in Wisconsin and the city of Milwaukee, and hosting some of the coolest events and exhibits over the past five years. As the official place to learn more about how this iconic brand has influenced history and pop culture, the Museum is excited to commemorate its fifth anniversary during the upcoming Wild Ones Weekend event on July 13.

“It still amazes me that we are already celebrating our fifth anniversary,” said Bill Davidson, Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum. “Since opening our doors in 2008, we have welcomed riders and non-riders from all corners of the world, providing them a unique opportunity to walk through history and pop culture as we’ve experienced it over the past 110 years.”

The Museum hosts a 1940s motorcycle rally on the 13th to celebrate its five-year milestone. The event provides an authentic example of the company’s influence on pop culture by taking visitors back in time to experience an important point in motorcycling history that launched the era of customization. In addition to the rally, the Museum is the site for this year’s Knucklehead Reunion, the largest assembly of vintage Harley-Davidson Knucklehead motorcycles in the world. An antique motorcycle show, a competition of 1940s motorcycle field games, and performances by the gravity-defying American Motordrome team, round out the activities taking place on Saturday. Complete event details are available at h-dmuseum.com.

Over the past five years, the Museum has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors of all ages and walks of life who make the journey from as close as a few blocks away to traveling from countries on the other side of the world. Their motivation to visit varies, but they all share a passion for learning more about the Harley-Davidson brand. This summer offers additional excitement, as Harley-Davidson Motor Company prepares for its epic 110th anniversary event in Milwaukee over Labor Day Weekend (Aug. 29 - Sept. 1). Activities are planned throughout the city, and the Museum will be at the center of the celebration as the focal point for showcasing the company’s proud history and heritage. To get more information about the 110th anniversary visit h-d.com/110.

About the Harley-Davidson Museum
The Harley-Davidson Museum is located at 400 West Canal Street in Milwaukee and provides a glimpse of American history and culture like you’ve never seen it before – through the lens of Harley-Davidson Motor Company. The Museum is open year-round, and the 20-acre campus offers abundant and free parking, and includes MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant and The Shop. For more information on the Museum’s galleries, exhibits, special events, tickets and more, visit the new and improved www.h-dmuseum.com.

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