10/27/10

Wheels Through Time............

The raddest thing we did, in my book, on the run we took a couple weeks ago was to stop by the Wheels Through Time museum.....

The museum is family affair.... we got to meet the owner Dale and his son Matt..... the museum is their passion.... they work on everything themselves........... and they are stoked to have people in the museum who are stoked on their collection... I must have asked a hundred questions.... the cool thing was they were just as into talking bikes as I was about asking them about their bikes.... you'd think that it would get old to them since they are in it every day but they were genuinely into it 100%... this place is the most amazing museum I have EVER been in!

Not only are there more bikes than you could dream of but they ALL RUN! That's right.... pick one out and someone will start it up.... most of them within a couple kicks..... shit, I've even heard tales of them letting people take the bikes for a spin..... There are pre-war bikes, a chopper graveyard, an HD ice-saw, a hill climber, a flat-track racer that hasn't been changed since the thirties, one of Evil Knievel's jump bikes, dozens of old paint pans and knucks...................... you get the idea.............

We even got to check out the shop..... how about a pan drag bike? Matt knows more about Harleys than I know about my life.............. it was amazing to have him show us around the shop and tell us about the plans they have for more bikes to go in the museum............

Bottom line is if you are in the area don't miss this place.... if you do you're a sucker for missing the holy grail of motorcycle collections.........

I was so busy checking shit out that I only took about 20 pictures.... I could go to this place every weekend and never get tired of it..............

Oh yeah, that batman looking thing is Panhead powered and your legs go THROUGH the steering wheel............ fucking nuts.


































3 comments:

J-Rod said...

Tim, I posted a bunch of pics I took on our blog if you want to nab some.

DSVANDER said...

i bought a dvd with a bit of the place and watched it earlier today.....spring comes im going back to maggie valley and spending a couple days going thru that place.....

Brandon said...

No doubt. This place is close to heaven. Glad to see some people getting in there.