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panheadjim

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panheadjim says:

Was Harley-Davidson's Mascot Almost a Raccoon?

Harley received the nickname of "hog" way back in 1920 when their racing team used a pig for a mascot.  Other mascots were also used, giving the possibility that the "hog" could have come to be known as the "coon".  An amusing look at "what might have been".

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DazLoczy

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DazLoczy says:

HoG

Thought it was an acronym for Harley Owners Group?

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panheadjim

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panheadjim says:

HOG

It was just dumb luck that Harley could use their nickname "hog" for the Harley Owners Group....

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dave_c

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dave_c says:

Interesting story

I never knew that's where the 'hog' name came from.

And yes, wouldn't it have been 'interesting' if the mascot had been a raccoon and the bikes called coons! :shock:

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preunit

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preunit says:

"the PC brigade"

Aye, brings a whole new meaning to "i've been riding a black fatboy" sorry Kris :wink::smile

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