Harley-Davidson Museum Event and Trailer Display

We are working with the Harley-Davidson museum on setting up a trailer display for one of their events this summer. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to webmaster@tincantourists.com and provide your name, address, make/model of your trailer/RV. They are looking for units in the 1960s and earlier to go with the era of the bikes that will be featured. We will have a selection process to ensure that we have a good variety of eras, makes, and sizes to display.

Here is the email we received that outlines some of the event details and we are working on making sure that the trailer participants will have some benefits of participation – food and potentially other benefits…

In follow up to our phone tag I wanted to get you the details on our inquiry about working with your Tin Can Tourist organization.  As explained to Dan Piper, the Harley-Davidson Museum is showcasing an temporary exhibit this summer around the American Road theme and vintage travel such as your group’s campers are a perfect tie.  As our curator Jim Fricke reached out regarding the exhibit I am inquiring if your local chapter would be interested in showcasing their equipment/assets at our ‘Wild Ones Weekend’ Event.  The event is all weekend July 10-12however the main day of activity is Saturday July 12th from 9am-5pm.  Would anyone in your organization be interested in setting up a ‘Tin Can’ Camper display outside for a few hours in promotion of your organization? We have a crowd of up to approx. 1,000-2,000 people throughout campus (based on past attendance figures) that are looking to celebrate all things vintage.


H-D Museum Wild Ones Weekend

Date: Saturday, July 12th

Event Time: 9am-5pm

Location: Harley-Davidson Museum (400 W Canal Street, Milwaukee WI 53203)

7.12.14 Saturday Sample Schedule of Events…

9:00 AM                               Vintage Bike Show Check-In / Museum / Shop / Cafe Racer Open

10:00 AM                             Concessions Open

11:00 AM                             Stunt Show #1 on Seeboth Street

12:00 PM                             Best Westerns on Main Stage (tentative)

1:00 PM                                Stunt Show #2 on Seeboth Street

1:30 PM                                Motorcycle Field Games on South Lawn

3:00 PM                                Vintage Bike Show Awards / Field Games Awards / Raffle Tickets Announced on Main Stage

3:30 PM                                Jp Cyr & His Radio Wranglers (tentative)

*Other vintage displays throughout the day on South 5th Street and in the Grass Space. 

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