The impetus behind creating Hog Daze is the Cornfield Classic. This is an International Championship Motorcycle Race that took place in Marion, Indiana in the years 1919 & 1920. Many motorcycle racing greats competed in these races and history was made each year.
The most notable story to come out of the Cornfield Classic is the one about Harley Davidson rider, Ray Weishaar and his pet pig. After Ray won the 1920 race he took a victory lap with his piglet riding along. Everyone loved it. His teammates began calling themselves the Hog Boys. Photos of Ray and his pig on a Harley Davidson motorcycle were printed and a pop culture icon was created. It was this event that dubbed Harley Davidson motorcycles “hogs”.
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