Harley-Davidson Museum, 2016
One of several racing-themed exhibits that we designed for the museum in 2016, “Racing Machines,” highlights some of Harley-Davidson’s legendary racing bikes from the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. Since the company’s inception, racing has been a proud part of the Motor Company’s story, but the 1950s marked the start of an unparalleled period of victory and engineering achievements.
Modern display plinths treat the motorcycles as sculptures allowing visitors to fully appreciate the beauty of each machine. Select objects and photographs tell the stories of talented designers, devoted mechanics, and skilled riders. Black and white interpretive graphics and bold, orange halftone backdrops reflect the racing colors of the Harley-Davidson factory team.
Brad Cheney, courtesy Harley-Davidson Museum