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unusual groundbreaking at Harley-Davidson museum


Scott Parker throws the first few shovels off his back tire.

Harley-Davidson began construction of their new museum in downtown Milwaukee in early June. appropriate that the museum be built in the same city where they have been building motorcycles for over 100 years. but the ceremony had an interesting twist to it. yes, all the gold shovels were out in force and corporate executives were there to give speeches and gladhand each other, but also present was a 2006 Sportster XL883R and on the seat was legendary dirt track racer Scott Parker, who kicked off the ground-breaking ceremony by digging the first hole with the rear tire of his bike. Opening of the museum is scheduled for 2008, coincidently, Harley-Davidson is planning their 105th anniversary rally in Milwaukee that same year. more information on the museum and its progress is available at www.hdmuseum.com

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unusual groundbreaking at Harley-Davidson museum