WTT Memorial Day Veteran’s Salute — May 26-30, 2011

First 500 Visitors to the Museum Receive a Free American Flag!

Memorial Day has always been a day of remembrance.  Dating back to the end of the civil war, Memorial Day was created to  pay tribute to the men and women who gave their lives for our country in war.  Over the past 200 years, it has developed into a national day of patriotism, as millions of American’s across the country remember those who fought for our freedom, flying American flags to share their respect and appreciation for our country’s fallen soldiers.   

Free 2-year Membership for Veterans at Wheels Through Time Memorial Day Weekend!Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, NC — currently open five days per week throughout the spring, summer, and fall, is holding its 9th Memorial Day Tribute since its relocation to Western North Carolina and is gearing up for a big weekend.  As a tribute to our Veterans, the museum is giving away 500 American Flags during its Memorial Day Celebration from Thursday-Monday, May 26-30, 2011. 

As part of the celebration, Wheels Through Time will be offering free admission to all veterans, as well as both former and current members of the military throughout the weekend. 

"Memorial Day is an important day for us here at the museum," says museum curator, Dale Walksler.  "We are proud to recognize all of those who have served our country, and it is an honor to have them as our guests  They have contributed so much to our freedom, and this is just one of our ways to show our appreciation for all that they have sacraficed."

Wheels Through Time, which houses an all-American collection of many of the world’s rarest motorcycles and automobiles–each in running and operating condition, will be showcasing its Military Motorcycles exhibit throughout the weekend.  Over a dozen military machines will be on display, including several of the rarest American military motorcycles ever produced.  The 1941 Harley-Davidson Prototype Shaft-Drive Knucklehead, 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA, and the museum’s 1917 Messenger Pigeon Carrier motorcycle are already in running order for the weekend, and the staff will be holding exhibitions and demonstrations of those machines regularly throughout the weekend festivities. 

For more information on the Wheels Through Time Museum, visit their website, located at www.WheelsThroughTime.com, or call (828) 926-6266.

The 2011 CycleSource “Big Mountain Run” — May 18-22, 2011!

The 2011 Big Mountain Run....Don't miss it.After much anticipation, the 3rd Annual CycleSource Magazine "Big Mountain Run" is headed back to the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee.  Over the past several years, the "BMR" has developed into one of the best custom and modified motorcycle events in the country.  Put on by our good friends at CycleSource Magazine, this one-of-a-kind event promises to be one you won’t soon forget.  This year’s run has been gaining steam for almost a year, and is shaping up to be the biggest and best BMR to date!

The run officially starts at Wicked Willie’s Choppers in Taylorsville, NC, on Tuesday, May 17, where the crowd begins to gather for a pre-run party and heads out the next day into the twists and turns of Western NC, rounding out the evening at Wheels Through Time.  The Museum will be open from 10a.m. – 10p.m. on Wednesday the 18th, and expects participants on the run to arrive around 4:30 or 5:00 p.m. 

We’ll will be open for a private viewing for attendees all evening, and are always happy to offer our grounds and pavilion for the afterparty.

Come Thursday morning, the crowd will assemble at the museum for a few last photo opportunities, then will head to the run’s final destination…The Hiawassee Outfitters Campground in Reliance, TN.  Nestled among some of the best riding roads in the country, Hiawassee Outfitters is the perfect venue for the run, offering plenty of camping, space for vendors, and of course, evening festivities that you won’t want to miss.

So mark your calendars…..BMR 2011 is just over a week away.  See you soon!