Sunday, October 27, 2013

Wheels Through Time 2.0

As promised in the previous post I'm going to share about my visit to Wheels Through Time. The story about the trip can be found through this post about coming back from Barber.

You can click on an image to see a larger view.

We didn't get to the museum until later in the afternoon. We decided to go in anyways. The museum closes at 5pm each day so plan accordingly.

The museum is quite overwhelming. It has a ton of stuff. There is just so many things to look at. The museum specializes in early American motorcycles but has a few cars too.

There are several sections with different sets. Some of them are representations of old motorcycle shops which is pretty neat.

As I'm not a huge connoisseur of early American bikes (bikes here start with a 1903 Indian) and there are a lot of early (pre-1920) bikes to look at. Some of the bikes have plaques with descriptions but most do not. The museum staff is very helpful and willing to answer any questions. I was able to capture a few panoramas to give an idea of the scope and scale of the place.

While there are a couple restored bikes the vast majority are unrestored. Also all but a small handful are in running condition. It just an impressive collection of motorcycles and motorcycling history.

If you're a fan of early motorcycles this is a must see museum. Be sure to have ample time as there is just too much to see.

Wheels Through Time website

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