An Afternoon with Dave Ekins at the Forest Lawn Museum

| 10/27/2014 3:52:00 PM

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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

10/31/2014 5:32:04 PM

HEY! I would love an autographed copy of the Dave Ekins' book, but I can't convince my sponsor (wife) that the 1200 mile, one way trip to Forest Lawn was a good idea. I remember Bud and Dave at their shop, (why was I there? I rode a Kawasaki and a Norton then...) Who was that scruffy looking guy there? Was that Steve McQueen? Holy crap!! Also, I remember Triumph of Burbank and JACK Hately; some sort of wizard who worked on my buddies' TR6-C's. Eddie Mulder "testing" a Sled across the sidewalk & down Hollywood Way(?). 0pen pipes! Those were the days! Now days, I just change batteries in my hearing aids. And read books.

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