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219: Bill Rodencal, Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary and James Nelson, Pardeeville Car Show

Show Date: 08/25/2018

Guests: Bill Rodencal, Lead Museum Collections, Harley-Davidson Archives Harley-Davidson Museum – plus – James and Vicki Nelson, Coordinators of the Pardeeville Community Car Show.


Bill Rodencal

As The Harley-Davidson Archives Lead of Museum Collections, Bill Rodencal provides the technical expertise to conserve, restore and care take Harley-Davidson’s collection of nearly 500 historic motorcycles. Because the majority of bikes in the collection were pulled directly off the assembly line, they remain in their original state making it one of the most unique transportation collections in the world. He also builds, creates and installs Museum exhibits and speaks at Museum and external special events.

Bill will discuss the 115th celebration of Harley-Davidson. Which will at the center is the Harley-Davidson Museum. 

August 29th through September 2, 2018

The activities include
Visit official 115th Harley-Davidson Celebration website for all the details 

The HOG 35th Moto-carnival with high wire thrill shows

Dealerships open houses

Beach Brawl – 1st time in over 100 years bikes will be throwing sand along the shore line of Lake Michigan

Flat Out Friday indoor flat track racing

Run What You Brung Drag Racing – Great Lakes Dragaway

Hillclimb with vertical racing up the Little Switzerland hills

Harley-Davidson Museum activities and Central Rally Point for the 115th

Tours of the Juneau Avenue Global Headquarters

Factory tours

H-D Police and Civilian Skills Competition

Local Rides, Street Parties and Community Events

H-D Parade where thousands ride proudly through the streets of Milwaukee

Milsco presents the H-D Seating Experience

Visit official 115th Harley-Davidson Celebration website for all the details  

James and Vicki Nelson

Coordinators of the 15th Annual Pardeeville Community Car and Truck Show
Saturday, September 1st, 2018 – 8 am
Chandler Park, Chanderler Park Dr., Pardeeville, Wisconsin

These two along with many other volunteers truly believe their car show mission. That mission reads – “We desire to provide wholesome, interesting activities for our youth. This provides them with opportunities to demonstrate responsibility and leadership in community service, both here and abroad.”

In 2004 a small group of young people calling themselves the “Young Adults Founders decided to host a car show to provide those opportunities to give back. Supporting over 14 local charities,  over 5 national organizations and numerous international missionaries.

They know that providing a quality show for car enthusiasts is the best way to support their mission. With over 200 hundred volunteers – last year they were able to host over 900 vehicles, accommodate hundreds of spectators and hand out over 120 awards – the show runs smoothly where every guest is greeted with joy.

The show will start with our national anthem song by nationally known artist, Carmel Brophy Willett. Near registration there will be several specialty vehicles including Greg Stelse’s  57 Gasser “The Joker”. You will be able to ride the Voyageur Canoe guided by two experienced explorers. Steve and Brenda Mejia will be traveling all the way from Redwood Falls, MN in their radical 1956 Willys. How about a Sears catalog item from 1909? You will see a Sears Motorbuggy. There is a huge antique farm tractor show within the same grounds. Plenty of food including homemade pies, grilled cheese, sweet corn, ice cream and burgers.

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