Ray Price Harley-Davidson®
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Raleigh, NC 27603
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Legends of Harley Drag Racing Museum

Welcome to the Ray Price Legends of Harley Drag Racing Museum.

 This is a hallmark to one family's dream and a benchmark for Harley-Davidson®.

Our Drag Racing Museum is open to the Public during our store hours, located on the upper balcony of our main showroom.

 As we often say in the Harley world, it's not the destination, it's the journey. This journey goes down memory lane—down the hundreds of quarter-mile and eighth-mile tracks. You'll meet some of the drag racers who have smoked the tires, made a perfect launch, got a great reaction time and set a new record. You'll also meet some of the thousands who didn't set a new record but became a hero to their friends for trying and had a great time.

 


 

Pete HillPete Hill(Greenville, SC)

The first drag racer inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame had almost retired this elegant Knucklehead gone Nitro. Hill made a special effort to fire up the Knuckle. Its distinctive pop-pop-pop brought tears to nitro fans in attendance at the annual Ray Price Winter Open House (and it wasn't just the nitro fumes).
Pearshape Pearson"Pearshape" Pearson (Kansas City, MO)

"Pearshape" represents the early Midwestern drag racing efforts. He raced through the mid and late '50s with the Kansas City Chainstretchers.
Tony MattioliTony Mattioli (Middlegrove, NY)

Hard working, devoted to family and sport, are all characteristics that spring quickly to mind. The Mattiolis personify the inner spirit of racing. Tony and Colleen Mattioli are truly a great team and champions in every way.
Jay TurnerJay Turner

North Carolina native turned drag racer, Turner had served as "hired gun" for several teams including Ray Price Racing before settling in with Richmond-based Team Bulldog's Bobby Buckley, Scott Buckley, Danny Lowe, and Bobby Page.

Turner is the '99 IHRA Screamin' Eagle Nitro Harley Champion.
Bill and Aaron FurrBill and Aaron Furr (Orangeburg, SC)

This engine-building, hard riding father and son team was the first to win at the same event—each champions in their own right. Bill was the first to run in the 6-second zone and first to win a "double whammy"—two different classes at the same event.

Aaron was named Rookie of the Year in 1998 by the American Drag Bike Association.
 
John RussellJohn Russell (Norwalk, OH)

Russell was instrumental in introducing the Top Fuel Harley Racers Association to the IHRA. Both Russell and owner Dennis Paul race at multiple sanctioned events each year.
Jamie EmeryJamie Emery (Colton's Point, MD)

At 26, he is the youngest Top Fuel Racer currently competing. He is joined trackside by his longtime race supporters Tom and Anne Emery (parents), Mark Emery (uncle), and Erin Emery (wife).

Jamie has been racing "something" since he was old enough to walk.
Jim McClureJim McClure (Williamsburg, VA)

McClure began drag racing on asphalt as a direct result of watching Ray Price compete in the late '70s. Coming from the dirt drags, McClure is a 19-time National Champion and has held more records than he can keep up with.
Ray PriceRay Price (Raleigh, NC)

Price is an inducted member of four halls of fame including the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame, North Carolina Drag Racing Hall of Fame and is noted as the Father of the Funnybike. He was instrumental in creating the current style racing transmission. Price also designed the first wheelie bar for bikes, allowing more power to the rear wheel without flipping the bike over.

 

 

 

 

 

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