Guest ozzie Posted August 25, 2008 Share Posted August 25, 2008 On the way back to Chicago i was asked to visit the newly opened Harley Davidson Museum at Millwalkie. Wannabiggaairplane is right about taking your car navigator when you travel. trying to drive on the wrong side and map read would be a disaster waiting to happen. having 'bitching betty' made it so much easier. I am not really a fan of HD's but i had been convinced by my big HD mad brothers in law that i should go and take plenty of photos and visit the gift store. Glad they did actually. it is well worth dropping into even if you don't ride. the history of the company is amazing, from it's humble beginnings to the icon it has become today. i think it was 1916 that they had the foresight to take one of every model they produced straight from the production line and store it away. Most of what you see here is brand new, never ridden. also in that year they sent reps out to buy back good examples of earlier models, so their collection is very complete. I enjoyed the display on how they designed the new 'Rocker" model. very trick. ended up spending half the day here. bronze casting of Hillclimber at entrance, early military version, clay model, Easy Rider copies. there were originally 4 of these made for the movie. 2 were destroyed making the movie. the other two were stolen the day shooting was completed, they have never been found. these two are copies., Very early Harley Davidson brand new never ridden, love the white tyres, i'll post some more if there is any interest. i did mean to put this under the trips heading but pushed wrong button again. oh well. Ozzie Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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