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NEWS- CHOPPER STORY, A New Exhibit at the National Motorcycle Museum

Allstate Motorcycle Chopper Story Presented by J&P Cycles New Exhibition at the National Motorcycle Museum Anamosa, Iowa; Opening June 20, 2015 Allstate Motorcycle CHOPPER STORY presented by J&P Cycles Exhibit Opening June 20 at National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa, Iowa After about eight months planning, the National Motorcycle Museum has installed a great new temporary exhibit entitled […]

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Bills Old Bike Barn: A Total Trip!

To put it mildly, Bill Morris collects things. And while it’s true that there’s a strong gearhead vibe to Bill’s collecting, it would be far too limiting to call Bill’s Old Bike Barn a motorcycle museum. Because it’s so much more than that! To see a related article on Bill’s Custom Cycle, click here. The […]

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Wheels Through Time Bike Winners Announced

This past Saturday, November 15, over one thousand visitors gathered at Wheels Through Time to witness the museum’s 12th Annual Vintage Motorcycle Raffle Giveaway. Sunny skies and brisk temperatures kept the crowd on their feet as the museum made 2 lucky ticket holders the winners of the 1935 and 1936 Harley-Davidson VL Flathead Bobbers. The […]

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Too Cool For School

Whether you had a Honda, Triumph, Harley or Yamaha scooter back in the early ‘70s Tracy’s Fiberglas Works had ready-made body panels, tanks, fairings and more to instantly transform your stock bike to custom cool. Take a look through the pages of this 1974 edition and we bet you’ll be itching to hop in a […]

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Worth Reading: Harley-Davidson Memories, The Golden Age of Motorcycling

By Bob Tyson So maybe it wasn’t the classic barn find that most motorcycle collectors imagine, but when Bob Tyson’s Aunt Doris decided to discard a box of old photo negatives from her attic, it was the next best thing. It turns out the negatives depicted Bob’s extended family and friends riding motorcycles in the […]

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Dottie is Ready to Ride

By Ed Youngblood         SEE THE LATEST UPDATE BELOW Dottie Mattern, one of only four female contestants in the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball, has taken delivery of her 1936 Indian Scout, the motorcycle on which she will contest the grueling 17-day, 4150-mile competition scheduled to begin later this year. Rules for the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball require riders […]

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The Ace Cafe – A Potted History

By Linda Wilsmore Motorcycles, rock n’ roll and the Ace Cafe…..  Three simple expressions but they represent perhaps the most powerful fusion, not only in yesterday’s rock n’ roll era, but also in today’s The Ace Cafe was built in 1938 as a roadside cafe to cater for traffic using the then new North Circular […]

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Mystery of the Traub Motorcycle

By Matt Williams In 1967, a plumber doing renovations of an apartment building outside Chicago tore down a brick wall and found what would prove to be a baffling mystery to vintage motorcycle enthusiasts – a one-of- a-kind motorcycle bearing 1917 plates and the name “Traub”. The building’s elderly owner admitted that his son had […]

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