Harley-Davidson Museum Honors Drag-Racing Legend Ray Price
Legendary drag racer Ray Price has been honored with a special exhibit in the Harley-Davidson Museum. The display, "Drag Racing: America's Fast Time," runs through September 5, 2016.
The exhibit features Price's "Funny Bike" – a 1975 Sportster, which ran a 107-cubic inch Shovelhead that made 450 hp and exceeded 182 mph. Price won the NHRA title in 1980. He drag raced Harleys for 40 years, designed the first motorcycle wheelie bar, and the 2-speed racing transmission.
He was a Harley and Triumph dealer in Raleigh, North Carolina for many years, passing away last year.
The show is a collaboration between Harley and the National Hot Rod Association.
“We’re honored to have two iconic American institutions pay tribute to Ray’s impact on the sport of drag racing by displaying his drag bike, racing uniform and stories behind his many innovations,” said Ray Hendrix, general manager of Ray Price, Inc.
The Harley-Davidson Museum is open year round and offers free parking. The riverfront building, many years in the making, includes a restaurant and a bar. After all, it is in Milwaukee.