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Harley-Davidson goes Mondo for Cinco de Mayo

By - May 8th, 2012 04:00 am
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Lucha-Libre-style tag team wrestling at Harley-Davidson on W. Silver Spring. (Photos: Benjamin Wick)

At the Harley-Davidson dealership on Milwaukee’s northwest side near Timmerman airfield, a celebration of Mexican pride and culture was taking place on Saturday. That 5th day in May (Cinco de Mayo) marks a date in history when the unlikely small-town and out-numbered forces in Puebla fought off an 1861 French invasion fleet heading for Mexico City. The victory at the forts of Loreto and Guadalupe sparked morale, that is until the French re-took the country for a few years. However, after the Civil War was over, the United States sent aid which led to that country’s independence.

This is perhaps why the party is much more prevalent here than it is marked there. The event held at the hog dealership involved diverse and plentiful tequila stations, Mondo Lucha! wrestling (along with signature NY/LA burlesque dancers between matches), a nacho bar, a pinata forest, and a lot of collectible and personality-driven motorcycles.

TCD photographer Benjamin Wick was there to look in on the Lucha Libre action; he came back to us with these high-flying images. See our slideshow below, or visit our flickr account for these shots plus previous visits with Mondo Lucha.

 

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