I’d like to start off by wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season. This year has been a great one so far. We at the museum hosted a record number of visitors, meeting many new faces along the way. Although the museum has been closed for a month now, we’ve been working hard to keep the mission of the museum as alive as ever. We’ve finished several of the on-going projects here at the museum, and have begun several more along the way.
We’ve also been working hard to keep bringing you new shows on The Time Machine. With so much going on here everyday, we’ve been keeping the pace with our Time Machine programming to keep you up-to-date with the latest at Wheels Through Time. We just release over 20 new shows on the site, and are producing more everyday.
One of my favorites is our new series titled "The Ultimate ’49 Panhead", located in our Special Series category….and a special series it is! A few months ago, I got a call from a museum visitor that decided after several years that he wanted to get his grandfather’s old 1949 Harley up and running again. This machine had been sitting on his family’s front porch for over 40 years, and after visiting the museum, he decided to bring it to us to see what we could do. After a quick look at the bike, we decided to get her back in to shape just the way she was. Watch as this Ultimate ’49, after 40 years of neglect and one long night in the shop, roars back to life with a little bit of elbow grease.
Another of my favorites is a series about our new 2009 Wheels Through Time Raffle Bike — the 1947 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead we just built in the shop. A far cry from our bobber raffle bikes in the past, this ’47 Knuck is dressed up with all the accesories, and brings back memories of an era gone by. You can watch four great shows on the build of this one, as we bring you from a bear frame and pile of parts to a complete, running classic that you can win in less than a year.
In total, we’ve currently got over 230 shows online, and the latest release is sure to keep you as tuned-in as ever. From feature bikes in the museum, to countless bike-build in the shop, and even a bit of drag racing with Matt and I, you can visit the museum everyday with a new show. So check it out, and be sure to let me know what you think.