A very manifestation this is, where we see the leader of the Vatican church and the Sovereign of the Vatican City State go ahead and add his touch of divine blessing to a motorcycle brand considered to glorify a rebel image. For Harley Davidson’s 110th anniversary, which happens to be in 2013, the motorcycle company asked Pope Benedict XVI to bless and autograph two gas tanks that will be remembrance of this triumphant year for the American bike company. One of the gas tanks would go on a bike that would be placed in the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI and the other will go on a bike that will be auctioned by Harley for the Good Samaritan Foundation.
Harley plans to celebrate its 110th anniversary by hosting party in the Port of Ostia, a parade through the heart of Rome, two headlining concerts at Stadio Olimpico and a papal bike blessing at St. Peter’s Square that will be held from June 13th to the 16th, 2013. The party will come to back to the States from August 31st to September 2nd, 2013 and will be held in Milwaukee.
[Forbes and Ultimatemotorcycling]