Featuring the Victor McLaglen Motor Corps
With the 17th Annual Knucklehead Company Reunion
Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Come celebrate Harley-Davidson’s unrivaled motorcycle heritage with a vintage 1940s-style motorcycle rally at the H-D Museum. The daylong activities include the 17th Annual Knucklehead Company Reunion antique motorcycle ride-in show and the AMCA Badger Heritage Chapter authentic motorcycle field games (slow race, plank ride, barrel race, T-ball, ball on cone and weenie bite), with proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin. Plus, the Victor McLaglen Motor Corps – a motorcycle stunt and drill team featured in the H-D Museum’s special summer exhibit, “Daredevils: A Century of Spine-Tingling Spectacles” – will bring its bag of tricks all the way from Southern California. Food & Beverages available all day at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant, CAN ROOM and Outdoor Concessions featuring Budweiser, King of Beers.
Antique Motorcycle Ride-In Show Classes: Stock Knucklehead / Custom Knucklehead / Sidevalve / Panhead / Shovelhead / Other Pre-1970 American-Made models. Entry is just $20 per bike with all proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin.
Antique Motorcycle Field Games: Slow Race / Plank Ride / Barrel Race / T-Ball / Ball on Cone / Weenie Bite
Victor McLaglen Motor Corps: This world champion motorcycle stunt and drill team will perform trick-riding stunts that should definitely not be tried at home. Holders of various Guinness world records, the Victor McLaglen Motor Corps has thrilled audiences the world over with multi-rider stunts while balancing from nearly every point of their Harley-Davidson Motorcycles with floorboard rides, frame rides, handlebar rides and more. Learn more about the Corps’ history, which dates back to 1930s Hollywood, as you take in the special summer exhibit, “Daredevils,” and then witness first-hand their feats of derring-do!
Knucklehead Company: Founded in 1977 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, the Knucklehead Company was founded by a group of enthusiastic fans of Harley-Davidson® overhead valve motorcycles (i.e. Knuckleheads) produced between 1936 and 1947. Membership in the club requires the ownership of a running bike from that era. The group aims to perpetuate the spirit of motorcycle club camaraderie that flourished in the 1940’s. The club has grown in membership over the past decades, and 16 years ago, an annual “reunion” was created to gather members – past and present – to celebrate the club’s history. The Company operates under the mantra: “Ride ‘em! Don’t hide ‘em!
The Antique Motorcycle Club of America, Badger Heritage Chapter: Founded in 1954 by a group of antique motorcycle fans in the New England area, the AMCA has grown to become one of the largest organizations of antique motorcycle enthusiasts in the world with over 11,000 members in the United States and over a dozen other countries. The purpose of the club is for the “preservation, restoration and operation of old-time motorcycles” in the antique category, meaning the bikes are at least 35 years old. The Badger Heritage Chapter in Wisconsin is one of 58 chapters worldwide.
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