Bringing you the latest, keeping you informed and knowledgeable as to what's happening at the National Motorcycle Museum is what this Newsletter is all about. How you can play a role in the Museum mission is important, too. The National Motorcycle Museum is for you, and we invite your feedback, ideas and thoughts on how we can continue to improve the Museum for your next visit.
Since the National Motorcycle Museum opened in its new much larger location in 2010, four temporary exhibits have been created, then dismantled and replaced with something new. It’s our way of keeping things here new and fresh, calling for your return visit. The latest exhibit, tracing the rarely told story of motorcycle drag racing, Allstate Motorcycle Quarter MileStones, will end May 1 and be replaced with Allstate Motorcycle Dirt Track Heroes, opening May 18, 2013. While the National Motorcycle Museum has a great collection of motorcycles and memorabilia, we send our highest horsepower thanks to the many lenders that have helped by loaning motorcycles for these exhibits; knowledgeable enthusiast collectors from coast to coast. We could not present these important motorcycling stories without your help!
To give you an idea of what you can see when you come to the National Motorcycle Museum, each week we will feature on the Museum website a dirt track racer and often a rider from the Allstate Motorcycle Dirt Track Heroes exhibit.
We hope you can visit and take in the entire show, but these stories will spread the word to the far reaches of America, even to dirt track fans around the globe. And again, we thank over 50 motorcycle and memorabilia lenders who are helping to make Allstate Motorcycle Dirt Track Heroes come together including our title sponsor, Allstate Motorcycle Insurance as well Federal Motorcycle Shipping, plus guest curator, and noted author, Greg Pearson.
What Else is New at the National Motorcycle Museum?
Some machines have an early development period where many inventors and engineers try their hand at making the best of a basic idea. (Remember the clunky “bag” cell phone?) That’s why we find ourselves with so many interesting approaches to scooter design, especially from the post-World War II era. Some are practical, some very “oddball.” Scooters! a new exhibit at the National Motorcycle Museum, opening May 18, will feature about a dozen interesting machines from the American-made Cushman and Salisbury to the Iowa-built Doodle-Bug, and Rumi to Lambretta from Europe. When you visit make sure you save some time to enjoy Scooters! right next to the Bicycle Gallery.