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Friday 5th October 2012

PH2: Christ on a bike!

Pope blesses Harley tanks



One of the most bizarre press releases PH2 has ever seen has just dropped into our inbox...

To celebrate its 110th year anniversary, Harley-Davidson has had two petrol tanks blessed by Pope Benedict XVI. Yep, that's right, his holiness will be blessing then signing the tanks and Willie G Davidson (grandson of Harley founder Bill Davidson) and Bill himself will then add their signatures to the tanks. Once lacquered over the tanks will be fitted to bikes and one auctioned off to support the Good Samaritan Foundation charity and the other returned to the Harley museum in Milwaukee.

This bizarre publicity stunt is to help promote Harley's 110th Anniversary event which takes place in Rome on June 13-16.

Jon Urry
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V8 FOU

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Oh God!
What will HD sink to next?
Charity benefits, but........
And is Willie G still alive? The followers will probably now call him Saint Willie G of Milwaukee

Just noticed. Willie G isn't wearing his trademark Beret. Didn't recognise him. Probably had to have it surgically removed for the occasion....

Edited by V8 FOU on Friday 5th October 11:35

gofasterrosssco

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Holy petrol - disolves diesel and hybrid cars on contact... hehe

V6GTA

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What. the. fk.

bob1179

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Only in America!

hehe

eein

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Cool... how many more horsepower does it give? ... when can I buy one in Halfords...?
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R66STU

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bob1179 said:
Only in America!

hehe
Edit .. Only in Rome

Long Drax

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Head Of Roman Catholic Church In Fat Boys Shocker!


JuniorJet

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Random-tandum.silly

tommy vercetti

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gofasterrosssco said:
Holy petrol - disolves diesel and hybrid cars on contact... hehe
lol

HD Adam

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Jeebus is now officially my co-pilot.

Probably.


sprinter1050

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Holy Ghostison !!

Wonder if Il Pape is asking for a "special" job Electra Glide with bullet proof plexiglass screen & holy water holder.

MIP1983

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I really hope a Hells Angel manages to buy one of these.

sprinter1050

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^ biggrin:
Wonder if the Pope has a black leather outfit to match the white one.
Actually that photo above is screaming for a caption competition.....
...so, how about
Pope: Have you got one o'them bad Motherfeckers wit bad ass pipes & 150 brake horses in Vatican Violet?
Willie G: No surree Bob Pope brudder but we kin do Papal Poiple if ya wishes.
Pope: Lots of tassles?
Willie G: Sure whaddever ya Harleyness. Shucks I mean ya Holiness

heretheygo

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MIP1983 said:
I really hope a Hells Angel manages to buy one of these.
hell yeah. But I expect the Hells Angels are less corrupt than the Vatican rifraf, they might not want to taint their image by association....

FestivAli

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HD Adam said:
Jeebus is now officially my co-pilot.

Probably.

That's not Jesus that's a young Chuck Norris.

I wish the Pope had blessed the fuel tank in my GS500F - maybe I wouldn't have been knocked off last saturday and it then wouldn't be at least 6 weeks before I can ride again

xRIEx

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article said:
To celebrate its 110th year anniversary, ...then signing the tanks and Willie G Davidson (grandson of Harley founder Bill Davidson) and Bill himself will then add their signatures to the tanks.
So is this saying, one of the founders of HD is going to sign the tank in the company's 110th anniversary year? Did the Pope bring him back to life, or is he actually over 130 years old?

BBL-Sean

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bob1179 said:
Only in America!

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Wow. ...and Brits often say that Americans are bad at geography!

mph

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I hear they're also bringing out a limited edition fatboy - the choirboy.

Each one will be test ridden by a priest before sale.

A spokesman for the Vatican declined to comment. Allegedly.


Jazz Hands

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"Willie G Davidson (grandson of Harley founder Bill Davidson) and Bill himself will then add their signatures to the tanks.

Harley's 110th Anniversary"

That confused me at first.

xRIEx

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Jazz Hands said:
"Willie G Davidson (grandson of Harley founder Bill Davidson) and Bill himself will then add their signatures to the tanks.

Harley's 110th Anniversary"

That confused me at first.
It still does confuse me.
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