Harley-Davidson Rumbles into 'Ford Country' for the 'Made In America' Tour
13 July 2000
DEARBORN, Mich. - Nearly 700 H.O.G(R) members are rumbling into "Ford country" in the last stop of the H.O.G(R) "Made in America" tour for summer fun and activities in Dearborn on July 14. The tour -- "Planes, Harleys, and Automobiles" -- will visit Greenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum, Spirit of Ford and the IMAX theater in Dearborn. H.O.G(R) members will kick-off the events with a parade of Harley-Davidson(R) motorcycles through "Ford country," followed by welcoming ceremonies in front of the Spirit of Ford. The remainder of the day will include displays of classic cars, concept vehicles, limited edition vehicles and memorabilia of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Ford Motor Company partnership. Ford and Harley-Davidson last year formed a business alliance to develop limited edition products such as the 2000 Harley-Davidson F-150 SuperCab pick- up truck. "The partnership between Ford and Harley-Davidson is a natural -- two strong brands joining forces to create the toughest truck on the road. Today's event celebrates the common history of two American legends and we're proud to be the host of the H.O.G(R) 'Made in America' tour," said Jim O'Connor, president, Ford Division. The alliance provides the opportunity for the two companies to jointly develop and market exciting products, like the limited edition Harley-Davidson F-150 and a line of unique automotive accessories and apparel, available through Ford and Harley-Davidson dealerships. The alliance also will include celebrations of each company's centennial in 2003.