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Dirt Track Champs, Evel Knievel Exhibit Take Center Stage at Vintage Rally 2013 at the National Motorcycle Museum
Mark your calendar, book a room and plan to attend the National Motorcycle Museum’s annual event at its new location in Anamosa, Iowa. The third annual Vintage Rally showcases new exhibits and motorcycling heroes including Evel Knievel, Bubba Shobert, and more. There’s also a great swap meet, two bike shows and a vintage ride, while the museum holds over 400 great motorcycles from Ariel to Zundapp and thousands of great pieces of art and memorabilia.
Bubba Shobert, Jay Springsteen, Chris Carr. Hall of Famers, #1 plate guys, among the hardest racing men in Grand National Championship history. Meet them at Vintage Rally 2013. Get an autograph, ask them questions, hear their stories in the Panel Discussion. Or is it beach racing that you marvel at in racing history? Chat with Bill Tuman, Dick Klamfoth and Bobbie Hill plus John Tibben. All at the National Motorcycle Museum June 8 and 9 during Vintage Rally 2013. And all will be on hand as we dedicate Allstate Motorcycle Dirt Track Heroes, a new exhibit on the Grand National Championship with almost 30 race winning Harleys, Triumphs, Yamahas, BSA's, Indians, Hondas, Kawasakis and even a Matchless. Plus leathers, helmets, even a special exhibit featuring Ken Maely and his steel shoe making mastery. Authors Greg Pearson and Gerald Foster will have plenty of their books on dirt track racing so you can get your copy, maybe add some champions' autographs.
Evel Knievel exhibit is two days only, June 8 & 9 at Vintage Rally
Evel Knievel's helmet and bike painter, George Sedlak will be in attendance at Vintage Rally 2013.
Just announced, a special traveling exhibit on Evel Knievel, America's favorite daredevil will stop at the Museum for two days only. See the replica X2 rocket bike and Evel's famous helmets, and meet George Sedlak, the artist who painted bikes and helmets for Evel. Plus posters, toys, photos, Evel's big money bag and over a dozen sets of leathers recently discovered, set for display.
Also new on display, scooters from around the world will be featured in the new exhibit, SCOOTERS! Nearly 20 machines reflecting designs from America, Italy, Germany and more. You'll also be able to check out new additions to the National Motorcycle Museum's international collection of motorcycles which is always changing and expanding.
Saturday Bike Show judging will result in nearly 40 awards for owners of the best machines, including best original unrestored bikes for the Hagerty Motorcycle Insurance Preservation Award. Enter your vintage bike, street, competition, custom, even mini, 1988 or earlier in the bike show; Dirt Track Racers and Scooters will be featured. Bike show awards are sponsored by Motorcycle Classics magazine. Got a nice cafe racer? The Ace Cafe, London will sponsor the special ACE Cafe Racer Award during the bike show.
Walk the swap meet and pick up parts for your projects or add to your memorabilia collection. Or reserve your own swap meet space if you need to trim your collection. And you can sign up for the Sunday morning vintage motorcycle ride and lunch hosted by Motorcycle Classics magazine.
Mark your calendar and plan to attend June 8 and June 9, 2013. Watch the National Motorcycle Museum website, www.nationalmcmuseum.org for entry forms, further event details, the activities schedule and lodging information as they are finalized. If you need more information, call the National Motorcycle Museum at 319-462-3925.