Kent’s Harley-Davidson revved up a new business in Abilene on March 16, 1964.
On Saturday, with a Tom Petty tribute band playing and rows of Harleys beckoning wannabe bikers, the southwest city dealership celebrated its 55th anniversary.
General manager Steve Hood thanked the crowd for supporting the American-made motorcycle and said hitting the road on two wheels was one thing the government could not take away.
Minutes later, he cut a homemade cake simply decorated “55 YEARS.” He cut it in half, telling those hoping for a piece that half was for him, the rest for them.
He was joking but accepted the first slice.
Minutes later, American Petty launched into “Runnin’ Down A Dream.”
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