Hill Climbing At The Harley-Davidson Museum

As you know, the Harley-Davidson Museum will open to the public on July 12 and intends to be a major tourist attraction. And I bet that a lot of visitors will want their picture taken next to this bronze sculpture by friend Jeff Decker. It depicts a vintage 1930 Hill Climber and intends, as Jeff stated during its unveiling last Monday, “to glorify biker culture while avoiding cliché images. No Marlon Brando, no Peter Fonda. A piece of realism, but in a romantic way”. This exceptional bronze piece is 1 ½  life size and is now standing on the most visible part of the museum campus. It’s a gift to the museum from Willie G. Davidson, Harley-Davidson senior vice president and chief styling.(picture by Marylo Walicki)


6 Responses to “Hill Climbing At The Harley-Davidson Museum”

  1. 1 saorijohn Jun 12th, 2008 at 7:55 am

    Great piece of art

  2. 2 June Murante Jun 12th, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Very nice

  3. 3 Greg Jun 12th, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Love bronze statues. Jeff Decker a great artist.

  4. 4 GAMBLER Jun 12th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Decker is an amazing talent.

  5. 5 Nicker Jun 30th, 2008 at 2:09 am


    Looking at that bronze …… is it possible that this is the origin of the “Suicide clutch”….?

    These guys certainly didn’t have time for an “over-center” peddle.

    Just a thought.


  6. 6 Scott Aug 22nd, 2008 at 10:29 am

    If you like the 1930’s hillclimbing, check out my families Harley much like the sculpture


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