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Harley Museum: Labor Day Events

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Harley-Davidson Museum Labor Day Weekend Events

The Harley-Davidson Museum is the place to be this Labor Day weekend as it showcases some of the greatest customized motorcycles in the country during an expanded, three-day Custom Bike Show Weekend.

The weekend’s activities begin on Thursday, Aug. 30, with the largest Bike Night of the summer that includes a party kicking off a year of 110th Anniversary global fan-driven celebrations and the first public preview of the new 2013 Harley-Davidson models.

On Friday, Aug. 31, and Saturday, Sept. 1, the Museum partners with AMD, an organizer of premiere international bike shows, to bring some of the best professional bike builders in the business to Milwaukee. This two-day Pro Build show displays must-see motorcycles that are truly rolling sculptures and works of art.

On Sunday, Sept. 2, an amateur build show takes place with an opportunity for custom motorcycle owners from all over the country to show off their work. Registration information for both shows is available at h-dmuseum.com. All proceeds from the amateur show registrations on Sunday benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The AMD Affiliate Pro Builder Competition and the amateur show are free and open to the public. Saturday and Sunday also feature custom culture artists such as Pinstripe Legends, Rocking K Custom Leather, Salvaggio Custom and more.

Bill Davidson (Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum) says: “The Harley-Davidson Museum is the place to be during the Labor Day holiday as we host our expanded Custom Bike Show Weekend.

“This weekend offers something for everyone, and gives visitors a chance to see the more artistic side of motorcycling through the professional and amateur custom bike shows and the many artisans that will be on site.”

In addition to the Custom Bike Show, Labor Day weekend at the Harley-Davidson Museum features live music, the 2013 New Model Launch Party, an official public kick-off to the yearlong global fan-driven celebration of Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary and much more. It’s also the last chance for visitors to see the Museum’s special summer exhibit, Worn to be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket, which chronicles the fascinating history of the leather jacket from a functional garment to a cultural icon. The exhibit will run through Labor Day before traveling to the EMP Museum in Seattle.

A complete schedule of events:

Thursday, Aug. 30 – 5 P.M. until dark:

• Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Kick-Off Party

• Harley-Davidson 2013 New Model Launch and

Custom Vehicle Display

• H-D Museum Bike Night

• Live Music by Robert Allen Jr. Band, 5 p.m.

• H.O.G. Pin Stop, 2-9 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 31 – 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

• AMD Affiliate Pro Builder Competition

• Harley-Davidson 2013 New Product and Custom Vehicle Displays

• MOTOR Fish Fry and Custom Builders’ Meet and Greet

• Salute to Women Milwaukee Rally Ride departs at 10:30 a.m. (Register at milwaukeerally.com)

• H.O.G Pin Stop, all day

Saturday, Sept. 1 – 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

• AMD Affiliate Pro Builder Competition

• Harley-Davidson 2013 New Product and Custom Vehicle Displays

• Custom Culture Artists featuring Pinstripe Legends, Rocking K Custom Leather, Salvaggio Custom and more

• Freedom for Keeps Sweepstakes winner David John Kraus of Sussex to accept delivery of 2011 Screamin’ Eagle Street Glide motorcycle owned by Willie G. Davidson

• Learn from the Legends: Pin Striping

• Welcome the H.O.G. Chapter Parade of Flags and Harley-Davidson Museum Member Ride landing at 10:30 a.m.

• Live Music by Kings Highway, noon

• H.O.G. Pin Stop, all day

Sunday, Sept. 2 – 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

• H-D Museum Custom Bike Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Harley-Davidson 2013 New Product and Custom Vehicle Displays

• Custom Culture Artists featuring Pinstripe Legends, Rocking K Custom Leather, Salvaggio Custom and more

• Learn from the Legends: Pin Striping

• Live Music by Jackie Brown and the Boys, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Live Music by Cold Sweat and the Brew City Horns, 1:30 – 5 p.m.

• H.O.G.® Pin Stop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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