A Real Wild One: Harley’s Vintage Motorcycle Rally Kicks Off July 13

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Wild Ones Weekend Motorcycle Rally Harley-Davidson

Classic motorcycles from the 1940s are the focus of ‘Wild Ones Weekend’ at Milwaukee’s Harley-Davidson Museum.

This weekend, the Harley-Davidson museum will focus on its storied motorcycle heritage with the “Wild Ones Weekend.” The event will primarily showcase classic rides from the 1940s, as well as those inspired by the era. The event is open to everyone, and will be a day full of cool activities and hot vintage cycles.

Of course, the event will feature an abundance of classic rides from the 1940s. These rides are still kickin’ ass, and will be highlighted in a number of activities from a ride-in to a stunt show.

Wild Ones Weekend Motorcycle Rally Harley-Davidson

One of the highlights is the 17th Annual Knucklehead Company motorcycle ride-in show. There will be a fleet of stunning bikes, original and restored, on display. The classes represented will be: stock Knucklehead , custom Knucklehead. sidevalve, Panhead, Shovelhead, and other pre-1970 American-Made models. If you want enter your ride, it is just $20 per bike, with all proceeds going towards the Make-A-Wish Wisconsin.

Wild Ones Weekend Motorcycle Rally Harley-Davidson

The The Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) Badger Heritage Chapter will get into the spirit of the era with authentic old-school motorcycle field games including the slow race, plank ride, barrel race, T-ball, ball on cone, and weenie bite.

Wild Ones Weekend Motorcycle Rally Harley-Davidson

If you’re looking for a little danger, the Victor McLaglen Motor Corps will be on hand to perform. The motorcycle stunt and drill team is currently being featured in the H-D Museum’s special summer exhibit, “Daredevils: A Century of Spine-Tingling Spectacles.”

The Victor McLaglen Motor Corps stunts

If you are in Milwaukee this weekend, it should be one hell of a fun day. For more information, check out the Harley-Davidson museum website.

Photos: Harley-Davidson/The Victor McLaglen Motor Corps

Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive while riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications. The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

S.J. can be reached at [email protected].

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