As featured in H.O.G.® Magazine Issue 022
In July 2013, “Walldogs” mural painters from across the Midwest came to Kewanee, Illinois to paint the town –literally. By the end of the four-day weekend, 15 new murals gave this small Illinois town new life. Among them was a tribute to Roger Reiman, a legendary H-D® racer and dealer. The Kewanee dealership he once owned still bears his family name – as well as a stunning new mural honoring his career.
Story by Mike Morgan, Photos by Darren Hauck
The name Roger Reiman looms large – literally and figuratively – in Kewanee and throughout the H-D world.
200 volunteer painters came to Kewanee for the Walldogs event.
Harley-Davidson motorcycle stylist Ted Turner led the team of artists working on the Reiman mural.
A peek inside Ted’s box.
More tools of the trade.
Ted gets started on a Reiman flat track racing scene.
The artists work from archival photographs to make sure they get things right.
Every detail matters.
Later in the day, the scene comes to life.
Ted double-checks the original photo.
Other weekend activities included a custom bike show.
A custom chopper honoring America’s military.
The Reiman dealership today houses a small museum.
The collection includes this tank signed by Roger.
Reiman’s relationship with the legendary Evel Knievel – he was head mechanic for many of Evel’s jumps.
Night falls as the artists keep working.
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