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