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The Harley Davidson Open Air grounds
The Bikes that made Milwaukee Famous

A V-Twin dirt track race, made by Harley but full of Ford logos. (Say, aren't those training wheels?).

One of several styles of 100th commemorative motorcycles being offered in 2003.

Another, slightly different 100th commemorative.

An old Ford delivery truck, looking like it just rolled of the line.

A variety of vehicles are on display outside. Everything from classic old cars and bikes, to brand new commemorative trucks, and motorcycles.

A pair of commemorative bikes sits outside of one of the even tents.

This special bike is the firefighter version (there is also a police officer version) available only to firefighters with proof of employment.

One of the new Harley police bikes. Police departments are, once again, a mainstay Harley customer base. There was a time when every department used them, but they began to leave Harley in droves, during the seventies, and eighties. Welcome back.

A very old Ford panel wagon.

I wanna little red truck too.

The vintage, classy way to get tanked.

A front view of the vintage Gimore Red Lion tanker truck.

An armed motorcycle, or perhaps the more modern version of a horse, saddlebags, and scabbard.

A bit newer than the bike above, more dependable, and considerably faster, but unarmed.

The venerable Servi-car. This vehicle is beloved of ice cream vendors, traveling mechanics, postal workers, and police departments. It was produced from 1932, to 1973. It used the same 45cid (750cc) flathead engine though out it's entire  production run.

A great package for those afflicted with wanderlust (if you consider this to be an affliction). Traveling light, fast, easy, and in style.

At one time, I would have bet that only a beautiful woman could put such a look on a man's face. I must have been a bit naive.

Not wanting to leave, he casts a longing look at his beloved. Is that a tear I see in the corner of his eye?

He who travels light, travels fast, but hopefully, not alone.

Yes friends, Harley actually did make (gasp) golf carts for a time, while under the ownership of AMF. They had small two stroke motors (not V-Twins I suspect), and could barely get out of their own way.

Just checking the details. It's always the details that count. Keeping this truth in mind is one of the things that helped Harley make it's comeback after buying it's independence from the AMF conglomerate.

To my mind, this is the way to travel. This is a full dress 100th anniversary model with all the bells, whistles, radios, bags, comfort, and convenience that anyone could wish.

For those who wish to travel light, when compared to the bike above.

Ford Plaza, with some motorcycles, and the entrance flap to one of the tents visible.

A view across the open area. The culture tent can be seen, but we are now outside of the open air exhibit grounds.

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