The American Cafe is Dales cornucopia of rare, unusual, exquisite, bizarre but always desirable American iron. And two foreign cars!
Enter the gallery and on the left, find Cletus, Americas’ first street rod. Hand built by Cletus Clobes in 1932. And right a pair of postwar Cadillac’s- An original 1954 Eldorado convertible and Steve McQueen’s 1949 sedan.
Among the other distinct autos in the collection are the 1915 custom Locomobile, a stylish 1932 V12 Lincoln convertible , and a 1932 Packard Roadster to name a few.
Sometimes Dales’ first bike is lurking in the Cafe. A custom 3-Wheel Chopper built by an old Chicago police unit. Dale bought this machine out of a barn for 25 bucks in the summer of ‘71. It was not long till the rubber hit the road on this two up, three wheel chopper, and it’s been running ever since.
“What’s in the barn”- Next in the Café, another 80 plus machines and things get very serious here.
A pair of Hemi-head Crockers on the right, straight ahead, a ‘36 Knucklehead and a pair of 1939 iconic Knuckleheads, complete with sequential serial numbers and it goes on. Barn find to barn find, the rare 1949 Veritas and a pair of 1915 Harleys that raced across America in the prestigious Motorcycle Cannonball, scoring 3rd and 9th place in 2010. We hope you like sidecar motorcycles, there are plenty in the cafe.
The “Bikes in Pairs” displays over a dozen pairs of custom built machines, built by Dale Walksler- the wizard of American Restoration on the History Channel.
These pairs of bikes stretch the imagination of any bike builder. Newest bike in this section is a 1946, and they’re all fast as the wind!
But what Dale is most proud of is our map. PIN IT and MAKE YOUR MARK IN MAGGIE VALLEY.