Posted: 09 Oct 2012
We all love a good excuse for a party, no more so than Harley-Davidson, which is celebrating its 110th anniversary next year with a number of exciting events. However, what better way to kick-off the festivities than by heading to the Vatican City for Pope Benedict XVI to bless two commemorative motorcycle gafuel tanks.
Earlier this month, Willie G. Davidson and his son, Bill Davidson, the Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum, headed to Rome to meet with the Pope. The two commemorative tanks were signed by all three: Pope Benedict XVI; Willie G; and Bill, and they will now be mounted onto two Harley-Davidson motorcycles - one of which will be displayed at the famous Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. The other will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the Good Samaritan Foundation.
What next? Well, the party doesn’t end there… Harley-Davidson is planning a year-long celebration spanning the globe and featuring 12 anniversary experiences from now until September 2013. The icing on the cake will be two main anniversary events held in Rome and Milwaukee, which include organised rides to the city, a party on Lake Michigan, parades and not one, not two, but THREE headline concerts!
On top of the celebrations, Harley-Davidson has also launched a 110th anniversary colour scheme which is used on nine of its new motorcycle models. So dig out your open-faced helmet, get your V-twin rumbling and get involved!