Harley Owners Group
Have you ever wondered about the history of H.O.G.?
In 2008 Mike Hess from Heavy Duty magazine sat down at his
computer and phone and started researching the history of the
Harley Owners Group. Mikes been around Harleys for a lot of
years and I've known Mike for a lot of those years via the
H.O.G. Group and travelled many miles together.
Mikes been writing articles for Heavy Duty magazine for a
while now and they both kindly allowed me to reprint this
Mike found more than 30 milestones in the
HOG History. I'll show you a few points from the
article but you can download the whole thing from the link Hog
Did you know?
1920: Ray Weishaar and the "Hog Boys" adopted a small pig as
their unofficial mascot which led to the fans calling the team
the "HOGS". (In 1999US courts ruled that "HOG" was a generic
term for large motorcycles and therefore could not be a
trademark. In 2006 H-D changed it's NYSE ticker symbol from HDI
1986: Ladies of Harley is established.
1990: The first National HOG Rally is held in Dubbo NSW. The
Adelaide Chapter South Austrlalia and the Darwin Chapter is
2005: The 15th Australia National HOG Rally sets a world
record as 2,000 riders encircle ULURU then travel to Alice
To fill in the blanks and learn way more about H.O.G. in
Australia and New Zealand read Mike's article from the link
Download the whole article on
Hog History here!