"Wheels Through Time" Motorcycle Museum (Honda Hoot - June 23, 2004)

In Maggie Valley, NC lives a great motorcycle museum called the "Wheels Through Time".  Run by Dale Walksler.  This museum is tucked back in the North Carolina mountains and is a great ride through the country side from Knoxville TN where the Honda Hoot is held.  Sponsored by Cycle World Magazine,  the museum was open only to Hoot participants on this day and offered us a unique look back into motorcycle history.

 

The "Wheels Through Time" Museum, Maggie Valley, NC
Dale and one of his Henderson motorcycles.
Dale and a couple of his helpers attempt to start the bike.  With a few turns of the wheel, the bike fires up.
What a great machine!
Anthony and an "ACE"
A one-of-a-kind Traub.  Built sometime between 1915-1920, this motorcycle was found walled up in a building in Chicago.  The builder or information about this bike is unknown.
A 1936 Harley
This day was sponsored by Cycle World magazine for Honda Hoot participants.
A Harley with a Moto Guzzi style engine?
and a Harley with a BMW style engine?  See Harley didn't always make a "V" Twin.
A 1936 Harley Flathead
A Harley restored to its original color scheme.
"Speed Channel" interviewing Dale about his collection.
80 mpg, would like to get that now.
Some of the hill climbers like this Indian.
Another Indian hill climber.  Check out those chains on the back tire.
One of the odd items in the collection, a Harley powered ice saw...
or a Harley powered mine car...
or a Harley powered toboggan...
or a Harley powered airplane.
Included in the day was a luncheon put on by Cycle World magazine.....Good Food!
Me and one of the many unique cycles.
and my riding partner for the trip, Anthony.

 

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