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An Afternoon with Dave Ekins at the Forest Lawn Museum

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Join motorcycle enthusiasts on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale, California, for a unique afternoon with Motorcycle Hall of Famer Dave Ekins and the debut of the commemorative edition of the iconic 1956 book: How To Ride and Win. Dave’s brother, Bud Ekins — famed stunt rider double for Steve McQueen — was a co-author of the book.

The celebration will include a panel discussion, Q&A, and book signings with Dave and other motorcycle legends including Sue Fish, Don Emde, Gunnar Lindstrom, John Hately, Eddie Mulder, John Parker, and Mike Parti. Don’t miss this freewheeling conversation and epic stories about Southern California’s rich history of motorcycle racing, its culture and artistry.

This event complements the Museum’s current exhibition Vroom: The Art of the Motorcycle, which provides an in-depth look at the dynamic history of motorcycling, featuring some of the most beautiful, historic, rare and collectable vintage motorcycles; one-of-a-kind hand-painted motorcycle helmets, previously worn by world and national racing champions; painted motorcycle gas tanks and fenders; as well as paintings, sculpture and photographs by a dozen of today’s most celebrated motorcycle artists — many of whom are Southern California natives and/or residents. The exhibit is on view through January 5, 2015. More info at the Vroom: The Art of the Motorcycle web page. RSVP to: MC