New Cable-TV Series featuring WTT Taking Off This Summer!

"Whats In The Barn" Begins
Airing June 18th on Velocity TV!!!

Check your local listings for Velocity TV
Beginning this summer, Wheels Through Time Museum will be coming to a television near you.  On Tuesday, June 18th, the first episode of "What’s In The Barn" starring Dale Walksler will debut at 10:30 p.m. on Velocity TV.

"What’s In the Barn" brings the world of America’s rarest motorcycles and autos to your living room, focusing on the hunt for hidden treasure tucked away in America’s barns.   Dale Walksler has spent his life searching high and low for these long since forgotten gems, uncovering history in some of the most unusual and extraordinary  places.  As his passion grew, so did his collection, eventually evolving into the motorcycle Mecca that is Wheels Through Time Museum.   With over 350 machines on display inside the 38,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, one would think he’d be running out of room.  But the search for history continues, and "What’s in the Barn" is your ticket inside the unique life led by one of America’s foremost treasure hunters.

Whats In The Barn Starring Dale Walksler of Wheels Through Time Museum begins airing on June 18th!Walksler relocated Wheels Through Time from Mt. Vernon, IL  to Maggie Valley, North Carolina in 2002, and hasn’t looked back since.   Since its reopening, the museum has hosted over a half-million visitors, and the collection continues to grow due to Walksler’s undying passion for the rare and antique. 

Velocity TV a cable- and satellite-television channel owned by Discovery Communications.  Officially launched on October 4, 2011 Velocity focuses on automotive, motorcycle, and sports programming.  "Whats in the Barn" is produced by Chet Burks Productions, who has a long track of producing quality programming for both Velocity and SpeedTV.  

The premier of the first episode of "Whats in the Barn" will air on Tuesday,  June 18 at 10:30 after the season finale of "Chasing Classic Cars".  The following week, the new show moves to the 10:00 slot for the duration of the 8-episode season.  Velocity TV is distributed through Charter (Channel 778), DirectTV (Channel 281) and Dish Network (Channel 364), among other service providers.

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New Cable-TV Series featuring WTT Taking Off This Summer!

"Whats In The Barn" Begins
Airing June 18th on Velocity TV!!!

Check your local listings for Velocity TV

Beginning this summer, Wheels Through Time Museum will be coming to a television near you.  On Tuesday, June 18th, the first episode of "What’s In The Barn" starring Dale Walksler will debut at 10:30 p.m. on Velocity TV.

"What’s In the Barn" brings the world of America’s rarest motorcycles and autos to your living room, focusing on the hunt for hidden treasure tucked away in America’s barns.   Dale Walksler has spent his life searching high and low for these long since forgotten gems, uncovering history in some of the most unusual and extraordinary  places.  As his passion grew, so did his collection, eventually evolving into the motorcycle Mecca that is Wheels Through Time Museum.   With over 350 machines on display inside the 38,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, one would think he’d be running out of room.  But the search for history continues, and "What’s in the Barn" is your ticket inside the unique life led by one of America’s foremost treasure hunters.

Whats In The Barn Starring Dale Walksler of Wheels Through Time Museum begins airing on June 18th!Walksler relocated Wheels Through Time from Mt. Vernon, IL  to Maggie Valley, North Carolina in 2002, and hasn’t looked back since.   Since its reopening, the museum has hosted over a half-million visitors, and the collection continues to grow due to Walksler’s undying passion for the rare and antique. 

Velocity TV a cable- and satellite-television channel owned by Discovery Communications.  Officially launched on October 4, 2011 Velocity focuses on automotive, motorcycle, and sports programming.  "Whats in the Barn" is produced by Chet Burks Productions, who has a long track of producing quality programming for both Velocity and SpeedTV.  

The premier of the first episode of "Whats in the Barn" will air on Tuesday,  June 18 at 10:30 after the season finale of "Chasing Classic Cars".  The following week, the new show moves to the 10:00 slot for the duration of the 8-episode season.  Velocity TV is distributed through Charter (Channel 778), DirectTV (Channel 281) and Dish Network (Channel 364), among other service providers.

For more information on Wheels Through Time and "What’s In The Barn", visit the museum’s website at www.WheelsThroughTime.com.

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Click on the photo to the right for a behind the scenes slideshow with Sneak Peaks of WTT’s new series "Whats In The Barn" on Velocity TV!!!

And don’t forget to tune in on Tuesday June 18th @ 10:30 p.m. for the first episode of "Whats In The Barn"!!!


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Feature Bike Friday #4 — 1914 Flescher Flyer

Wheels Through Time contains literally dozens of one-of-a-kind motorcycles dating back to the early days of American transporation.  Many of the machines are so rare that no documentation exists. 

This Flescher Flyer was built by Louis Flescher in Omaha, Nebraska in 1914. Flescher owned the cities largest bicycle shop, and began production of a very small number of machines as early as 1905.  While little is known about the Flescher Flyer, we do know that he built at least 4 different models, each different in design.  The version housed at Wheels Through Time is thought to be the latest and most developed model he ever produced, featuring 76 cubic inch Spacke engine, chain drive, and pivoting floorboards that controlled the clutch and break.

Feature Bike Friday #3 — 1912 Excelsior Belt-Drive Twin

The Excelsior Autocycle Company began in 1905 in Chicago, Illinois with the introduction of a 21 cubic inch belt-driven single cylinder motorcycle.  In only a few years, the company developed a reputation for excellent performance and reliability.  By 1911, the company had been purchased by the Schwinn Bicycle Company and within only a few years, were producing racing machines capable of speeds in excess of 100 mph.

This 1912 Excelsior Belt-Drive Twin represents the last year for Belt-Drive on Excelsior motorcycles.  It features 61 cubic inch twin cylinder engine of I-over-E design, and is capable of speeds up to 45 mph.  It is preserved in original condition and is run regularly for visitors.

Feature Bike Friday #2 — The Maxton Miler

In April 2009, the Wheels Through Time Racing Crew headed to Maxton, North Carolina for the East Coast Timing Association’s (ECTA) Championship Speed Trials.  The trials were held on an abandoned airstrip, 1.9 miles in length.  Machines are given 1-mile to get up to speed before entering a 160" section of runway where speed is recorded. 

This 1930 Harley-Davidson DLD became the oldest machine to ever run at the event, as well as the oldest to break a record.  The little 45 cubic inch machine was specially prepared by Walksler and crew, and recorded a speed of 90.374 mph in the "Altered Vintage Production Gas -750cc" Class with Dale in the saddle. 

Pretty amazing for a machine that was designed by HD to operated at no more than 55 mph!

Feature Bike Friday #1 — 1923 Ace Racer

In 1920, Tom and William Henderson left the Excelsior Motorcycle Company in Chicago, Illinois to continue their mission of building the worlds finest motorcycle.  The two moved to Philadelphia, PA and quickly began development of a four-cylinder 1200cc machine that would rival any machine currently being produced in both performance and styling.  The ACE Motorcycle Company would producie some of America’s classiest and most sophisticated machines from 1921-1926. 

This 1923 Ace racer is one of few Ace racing motorcycles ever produced.  The machine features special shortened frame and tank, "Merkel" front end,drop bars, and factory modified engine with special carburetor and exhaust manifold.  The machine is run regularly for visitors throughout the year.

Ex-Tom Reiser XR750 Nitro-Burner Now @ WTT

Here at WTT, hundreds of America’s rarest and most historic motorcycles and auto are on display, dating back to the earliest days of motorized transporation.  While most of the machines housed in the collection represent the first half of the 20th Century, there are several keynote motorcycles — especially racing machines — that made their mark on motorcycling as recently as the past few years.

The newest addition to the museum, and one of the "newest" bikes on display (as far as age is concerned), is an awe-inspiring hillclimber built by one of motorcyclings greatest names — Tom Reiser.  Reiser is the only man in history to win a national drag racing and national hillclimb championship.  And he did both numerous times.

Built around the infamous Harley XR750 engine, the bike runs on nitro-methane and produced in excess of 200 horsepower.  The bike is approximately 10 feet long, and only barely resembles its dirt-track counterparts featuring the same type of engine.  It is the 3rd in a series of four built by Reiser to compete at the highest level.

 

The bike is now on permanent display at the museum, bringing the collection of rare and accomplished Hillclimbers right up to the current day!