The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee is paying tribute to styling guru Willie G. Davidson with their latest exhibition.
Willie G. is the grandson of company co-founder Willian A. Davidson. He made his name as the designer of many important custom models such as the Super Glide, Low Rider and many of the company logos, apparel designs and jewellery.
He is also credited with saving the company when he and several executives bought back Harley-Davidson from American Machine and Foundry (AMF) in 1981.
He retired in 2012 as chief stylist, but still consults and has an office at Harley HQ in Milwaukee where he designs various logos, but isn’t involved in bike design.
If you’ve loved Harleys over the years, you should be a Willie G. fan. I must admit to being a Willie G. groupie and have interviewed him at the 105th and 110th anniversaries in Milwaukee, even asking him to sign my hat.