1938 - Myrtle Beach officially becomes a town. The rally would follow soon after.
1940 - The first Harley-Davidson Week is held in Myrtle Beach.
1996 - Suck, Bang, Blow opens up its doors for bikers, quickly becoming a staple in the biker community and a centerpiece for the rally.
1999 - Harley-Davidson opens its first store in Myrtle Beach, much to the delight of bikers.
2001 - Harley-Davidson opens a second store in North Myrtle Beach shortly after seeing the success of the first. These two stores now serve as major points of interest during the week.
2008 - The city of Myrtle Beach enacts a mandatory helmet ordinance, which was met with derision and scorn from the biker community. Lawsuits were filed; rallies within city limits were either avoided or moved to locations outside the actual city of Myrtle Beach. Rides were re-routed out of the city.
2010 - The South Carolina Supreme Court strikes down Myrtle Beach's mandatory helmet ordinance, citing state supremacy.
2013 - Myrtle Beach Speedway opens to bikers during the rallies, allowing bikers to ride their motorcycles on the track.