Through Time Motorcycle Museum in
Maggie Valley NC
January 16, 2014 by
Do you enjoy a sweet motorcycle ride along
smooth, curvy mountain roads? Yes?
Then, Maggie Valley NC is your destination.
What with the Blue Ridge Parkway and
Gap, where you can tame the "Dragon" - an
infamous 11-mile road twisting with 318
curves through some of best views in the
Southeast. Afterwards, you may want to
hop off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Maggie Valley and
discover the rarest of America's vintage
Just a few
miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Maggie
Wheels Through Time
museum has an outstanding display of
motorcycle Americana - 300 bikes for your
viewing and gawking pleasure, and various
exhibits such as board track racers, paint
machines, American dirt and track, and
choppers, to name a few. Learn about
American motorcycle companies such as
Harley-Davidson, Indian, Henderson, Crocker,
Excelsior, and others.
One of their
newest bikes at the Wheels Through Time musuem is a 1936 Knucklehead Bobber, a bike
the museum's founder and curator, Dale
Walksler crafted from thousands of original
Harley-Davidson parts as well as new parts.
Dale, an avid collector of rare American
motorcycles was recently interviewed by TV's
Jay Leno after meeting him at the Pebble
Beach Concours d'Elegance show in
California. Leno gave his approval of
the Wheels Through Time museum by
saying it is on of the best in America.
1993, the Wheels Through Time museum
is open from April until October.
Admission is just $12 and definitely worth
it! Senior and children discounts
exhibits include Home-Made in America,
MotorCops, Slant Artists, America on the
Boards, One-of-a-kind Specials, and the
Chopper Graveyard. From racing
motorcycles of the early 20th century to
hillclimbers and pre-WWII bikes, you'll find
the nostalgic pieces that made motorcycles
and America go hand in hand.
vintage motorcycles seem to be the draw,
Wheel Through Time also features antique
cars. Their "Decade Collection"
features American cars spanning 100 years.
Check out the early Cadillacs and the
Locomobile. Or the Packard and
include the Great American Race, 7-day
voyage featuring 75 historic vehicles.
The race starts in Chattanooga, TN and ends
in Vermont, passing through Wheels Through
Time on it's second leg. In its 28th
year, the Great American Race is a time,
speed, and endurance rally for vehicles made
Also on the
events list is a trike rally, 4th of July
celebration, an antique motorcycle national
meet, American Iron Magazine Kickstart
Classic, and annual raffle and toy run.
If you are an
American motorcycle enthusiast, and truly
love your country, you gotta check out this
place! For more information, visit the
Wheels Through Time