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Harley-Davidson to Host 15th Annual Open House Sept. 23-25

22 September 1999

Harley-Davidson to Host 15th Annual Open House Sept. 23-25; York Event Includes Raffle of Brand New Heritage Softail Motorcycle to Benefit MDA
    YORK, Pa., Sept. 21 -- Harley-Davidson is gearing up for its
15th annual open house Sept. 23-25.  The three-day event attracts tens of
thousands to the company's York facility and the York Expo Center.  Proceeds
from the raffle of a brand new Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail motorcycle
will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
    "We've been building the world's greatest motorcycles in York for 26 years
and enjoy opening our doors to enthusiasts of all ages, from all across the
country, during our annual open house," said Lynn Guyer, communications
manager at the York facility.  "The open house continues to grow and so does
our ability to help MDA fight neuromuscular disease.  Last year 40,000 people
attended the Harley-Davidson open house in York and we raised $90,000.  This
year we hope to raise even more with the new Heritage Softail raffle."
    The Harley-Davidson Motor Company, its employees, customers, dealers and
suppliers, have raised more than $32 million for MDA.
    Open house events include tours of the plant, product demo rides, scenic
rides, special events surrounding Harley-Davidson's Buell sport motorcycle
line, an appearance by motorcyclist and world record holder Dave Barr, safety
seminars, live music, food and more.  Registration and most of the events,
including the raffle ticket drawing on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m., will
occur at the York Expo Center.
    Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 at the Harley-Davidson York
facility, at area dealerships, or at the York Expo Center during the open
house.  For more information about the open house visit or call
    Harley-Davidson Motor Co. is committed to continuously improving the
quality of relationships with all its stakeholders, including employees and
the community.  Headquartered in Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson is the only major
American-based motorcycle manufacturer, employing more than 2,700 area
residents in Central Pennsylvania.

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