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The Dan Auerbach Collection: Vintage Harley-Davidsons from 1937-1950

Lane Motor Museum Hosts The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach’s
 Vintage Harley-Davidson Collection
Nashville, TN (May 10, 2018) — Lane Motor Museum is excited to announce that it has opened its newest public exhibit displaying The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach’s Vintage Harley-Davidson collection, starting today.rider

 

While known as a talented musician with a passionate work ethic, Dan’s passion for vintage motorcycle’s is less well known. Dan Auerbach’s collection consists of those Harley-Davidsons that have not been fully restored, yet retain much of the character of the prior owners, including the modifications that reflect their personalities. Ten of these motorcycles will be on display in the exhibit The Dan Auerbach Collection: Vintage Harley-Davidsons from 1937-1950, opening Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, TN.

 

“We are honored and thrilled to host Dan’s vintage Harley collection” said Jeff Lane, Lane Motor Museum Director. “This is the first time that Dan’s collection is being shown to the public and he has such unique pieces so full of character that casual observers and collectors alike will enjoy it.”

 

From the revolutionary 1937 EL “Knucklehead”, Dan’s first Harley, to his favorite, a 1940 EL nicknamed “Red Devil”, these bikes fuse his appreciation for folk art with the sound and ride that only a vintage Harley can deliver. As the son of an antique dealer, Auerbach caught the bug early for a vintage aesthetic that has carried into his adult life. Filled with patina and personality, each of the bikes in this collection reflect his love and appreciation for a time long past. All of the bikes are in working order and are ridden often by Auerbach.

 

The Dan Auerbach Collection: Vintage Harley-Davidsons from 1937-1950 will be on display starting May 10, 2018 at the Lane Motor Museum, in Nashville, TN.

 

To learn more about the Lane or view the hours and exhibits
visit: http://www.lanemotormuseum.org/

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Learn more about Dan Auerbach, his music, and his current tour at http://qprime.com/artist/dan-auerbach/

About Dan Auerbach:Dan Auerbach is a multi-platinum and 8x Grammy Award-winning artist. His passion for music is known around the world. One of the hardest working musicians in Nashville, Auerbach is known as one-half of rock duo The Black Keys, founder of The Arcs, a successful solo artist, and producer of records by artists like Lana Del RayRay LaMontagne, and Cage The Elephant amongst others.

About Lane Motor Museum:  The Lane Motor Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, established in 2002 by Jeff Lane.  Museum director Jeff Lane searches out cars that are technically significant or uniquely different. The goal of Lane Motor Museum is to share in the mission of collection and preserving automotive history for future generations.  For more information on the cars, hours, or the mission of Lane Motor Museum visit: http://www.lanemotormuseum.org/

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame and Strider Bikes present the Hall of Fame Class of 2018

jeffJeff Decker
Jeff Decker is a sculptor and historian who is known for his bronze sculptures, the most notable of which is titled “By the Horns” (also known as The Hill Climber), a 16-foot-tall, 5,000-pound bronze located on the grounds of the Harley-Davidson Museum. His bronze-cast sculptures depicting the synergy of man and modern machines, particularly historic motorcycles, is known in both the motorcycling community and the world of fine art.
Working full-time at a bronze casting foundry, Decker’s first idea was to capture Man’s quest for speed in all vehicles. He and his work exemplify the spirit and passion of motorcycling.

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Leah Visits the Evel Knievel Museum

1On her way toward Oklahoma to visit friends and leave her beloved Scout for the winter, Leah Misch stopped in to see the new Evel Knievel Museum in Topeka Kansas. Housed in a new facility adjacent to historic Harley-Davidson, the museum opened this past June and garnered visitors from all 50 states and a dozen foreign countries in just three months.

 

Visitors see Evel’s motorcycles, leathers and helmets along with dozens of personal effects including his casts and gold checkbook. Plus:

  • Fully-restored Mack Truck Rig “Big Red” – cab, dressing room and trailer
  • Snake River Experience Room featuring the actual X-2 Sky Cycle
  • “Plan A Jump” interactive wall
  • Broken Bones interactive touch screens including Evel’s actual X-rays
  • Virtual Reality Jump Experience
  • “Big Red” Gallery with restoration film, crew recollections
  • 1970’s-era movie theatre with marquee, seating and décor
  • Film and crash videos of many famous jumps
  • The kid’s room, the garage, the family room
  • Children’s letters to Evel from decades ago
  • Many never-before-seen personal items and images7

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It’s the one and only exhibition showcasing the world’s largest collection of authentic artifacts that belonged to the most legendary, death-defying daredevil of all time! The Museum’s extensive and complete displays reflect the impact of a man who did the unthinkable and, some said, the impossible. They were tumultuous times in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. America needed a hero – and Evel Knievel gave us one!

Enjoy Leah’s pictures and visit the Museum yourself.654 3 2

 

http://evelknievelmuseum.com/

MUSEUM ON THE MOVE

1Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall Of Fame Expands To Two Campuses
 
Sturgis, South Dakota, October 24, 2017 – The Sturgis Rally may be over, but things are just getting started for the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame. The Museum is set to double within three years, and the Hall of Fame portion will have its own campus. Meanwhile the Main Street location will get a major revitalization, courtesy of generous donations from supporters, Board members and the Law Tigers.
“It’s been a busy summer,” says Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Executive Director Myrick Robbins. “Scott Peterson, of Scott Peterson Ford, has donated land for the second, larger Museum site,” notes Robbins. “This site will be off of Exit 32 and visible from the I-90. The Law Tigers are jump starting the building fund to ensure that the aggressive expansion plans are met, donating more than $100K to our capital campaign building fund,” he adds. “Our Museum is growing and within three years, the Hall of Fame portion will have its own campus near exit 32.”
“We are honored to be part of motorcycle history,” said Ari Levenbaum, on behalf of The Law Tigers, a professional association of motorcycle injury lawyers who help riders every day. “There are some amazing motorcycles on display and incredible heritage that needs to be shared with riders.”
In addition to the donation of the site by Scott Peterson and the funding from the Law Tigers, Board Member Bruce Eide generously donated the fees for the architectural design firm, 4FrontDesign, Inc. They have completed the preliminary plans for the second site. The larger building will house the Hall of Fame, pre-1938 collection and various galleries. “The overall facility will give the Museum space to offer educational programs, meeting and event space and a place for the community and visitors to experience motorcycling, learn about the great people of the Hall of Fame and their heritage,” notes Robbins.
Key features include:
  • Permanent Collections Displays
  • Featured Galleries
  • Cafe
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Gift Shop
  • Restoration and Training Areas
  • Various outdoor areas
“With the donations continuing to roll in, we have continued the expansion plans for the current Main and Junction through the 1500 Rider program,” says Robbins. “With the building maintenance up to speed and the permit process in motion, we have been working toward the expansion to continue to provide the downtown anchor and connection to the most famous Main Street in Motorcycling.”
Completion for Campus 1 – “Legendary Main Street” – is July 2019. Campus 2 -“Heritage Hill” – is planned to be completed in time for the 80th Anniversary in 2020. “Your support is key in getting these important programs finished.  We are proud to be supported by you and the community of riders.”
Become a Sturgis FUNdRider too contribute here:  www.sturgismuseum.com/contribute
About The Museum: The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame’s mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the history of motorcycling; honor those who have made a positive and significant impact on the sport and lifestyle; and pay tribute to the heritage of the Sturgis Rally. Our vision is to continue as a world-class museum offering comprehensive and educational exhibits and showcasing rare and unusual motorcycles significant to our history and our sport. The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame stands out because of the fact that we not only document the history of the machines, we document the history of the people who have shaped and changed the sport and lifestyle. This will be a resource and inspiration for future generations. Honor the Ride… Build the Legacy!

About The Law Tigers:  Founded in 2001, Law Tigers is a professional association of motorcycle injury lawyers who help riders every day. Our association of motorcycle accident attorneys consists of member law firms in various states with skilled personal injury lawyers whose mission is to support and promote the well-being of motorcyclists. Dedicated to rider safety, awareness, and education, we are committed to the riding community. While our principal goal is to reduce motorcycle injuries and promote motorcycle safety through education, when accidents do occur, the Law Tigers motorcycle injury member attorneys are there for you. Association member motorcycle accident lawyers are available for a free office, hospital, or home consultation in states where we have members. Member law firms work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no up-front charges to you. Attorneys will receive legal fees only when they obtain a favorable motorcycle accident settlement or verdict for you. The Association does not receive any portion of legal fees earned by individual member lawyers and does not receive referral fees for this group marketing website. We are committed to helping our fellow motorcycle riders; we watch over our own! With the Law Tigers motorcycle accident lawyers, you never have to ride alone™.

About Strider Sports International, Inc.: Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Rapid City, SD, Strider Sports designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes for children as young as 18 months, as well as for older riders with special needs. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months learn to ride effectively on two wheels. Strider also manufactures balance bikes for individuals with special needs and for seniors wanting to stay active later in life. The patented Strider Balance Bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. Strider Bikes are now distributed in more than 75 countries worldwide. In 2017, Strider formed the Strider Education Foundation. To learn more, visit www.StriderBikes.com or www.StriderEducationFoundation.org, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Instagram.