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April 10, 2011

Vintage Motorcycle Iowa Rally Swap Meet & Bike Show

National Motorcycle Museum

The National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, IA is sponsoring a Vintage motorcycle Rally, swap meet and bike show on June 3 & 4 2011.

The museum is located at 102 Chamber Drive, Anamosa, IA 52205

For more information contact the National Motorcycle Museum at, or call 319.462.3925 and tell them Classic American Iron Magazine sent you.

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November 21, 2009

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Vintage Motorcycle Display Photo Series

Last week I took a trip over to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.  Starting today I am going to be doing a series of posts that will run over the next week or so that will cover my visit.  I took about 100 photos and about 80 of them turned out to where I thought they would be useful for others to enjoy.  The bikes consist of about 15 different bikes from late 1800’s  on up!  They rotate some of the bikes and they had a couple of their Harley Davidson’s out on display, but if you are an Indian lover, there will be quite a few more pictures for you to enjoy.

It was a good trip and for 3 dollars I’d say it was well worth the admission.

Stay tuned for more posts and LOTS of pictures!!



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August 29, 2009

10 Best Vintage Motorcycle Museums?

Here is an article I found on line that lists what the author feels are the ten best vintage motorcycle museums in America. Can’t say these make my top ten list but thought it was worth sharing here. What more would you add to this list of favorite motorcycle museums?

Top 10 Moto Museums Ama Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Museum
Top 10 Moto Museums Ama Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Museum

AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Museum
Pickerington, Ohio

As you’d guess, the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum isn’t only all about motorcycle history, but those who built the sport-folks like Dick Mann and Craig Vetter-get their due, too. You’ll find a wealth of bikes inside and more than 200 motorcyclists who are members in the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

The Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum
Solvang, California

This hidden gem near Santa Barbara shelters a nice assortment of vintage and rare bikes. The broad collection offers something for everyone, but the emphasis is really on racing motorcycles. The museum rotates some of the bikes each month so that the displays are constantly changing and expanding. or 805.686.9522

The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum
Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame houses more than 70 restored vintage and antique Indians, Harleys, Excelsiors, Hondas and Triumphs. Unlike most “halls of fame,” though, the Rocky Mountain outfit focuses on everyday people-individuals who have dedicated their lives to motorcycling. As its brochure states, “The true pioneers of motorcycling heritage are often times the common man.” If you’re feeling more than common, you can ride up to Pikes Peak just outside of town via Highway 24.

Top 10 Moto Museums Wheels Through Time
Top 10 Moto Museums Wheels Through Time

Wheels Through Time
Maggie Valley, North Carolina

A must-have experience if you’re anywhere on the central East Coast. Dale Walksler’s shrine to vintage American motorcycles, cars & trucks includes more than 250 rare antique motorcycles exhibited in fascinating period displays, and if you’re lucky you might catch Walksler firing one up for a sprint down the road. The museum is not open every day so you should check he web site or call before riding over to visit.

Kersting’s Cycle Center
North Judson, Indiana

The cigar-store Indian that greets you outside the main entrance of Jim Kersting’s collection is a clue that you’re in America’s heartland. As such, this grass-roots shrine provides not just a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the big city but also a surprisingly vast array of classic two-wheelers. Kersting has more than 60 antique bikes on display, and with a fresh battery and a couple of kicks, most of his bikes will still More on 10 Best Vintage Motorcycle Museums?

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