The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee will focus on the lure of racing this year with three new exhibits, including one showing how the dangerous sport of drag racing became mainstream.

„Race Day: Photos from the Flat Track“ and a revamped design lab exhibit, „Racing Machines from the KR to the XR“ debuted Jan. 22, focusing on Harley’s racing roots and the sheer beauty of racing photographs. Then on June 17, the exhibit  „Drag Racing: America’s Fast Time“ opens. It traces drag racing from its back-road, often illegal, days to the current big-time races today. It runs through Sept. 5.

The museum also will put on display a recently acquired 1947 WR Harley-Davidson, believed to be one of only 20 made.

For more on visiting the Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St., Milwaukee, see www.h-dmuseum.com or call 877-436-8730.

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