This coming Thursday, March 27, Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, NC is celebrating its first official opening of the 2014 season.
After a record-breaking year in 2013, WTT is eager kick off the season with fans and friends in style. From Thursday-Monday, museum staff will be holding demonstrations and exhibitions of over a dozen rare and historic machines dating back to the beginnings of America’s motorcycling past.
Since the museum closed for the winter last December, staff and volunteers have been hard at work, focusing on improving visitors’ museum experience from start to finish.
“For 2014, we’ve enhanced countless exhibits, expanded interpretive and informational signage, and of course, added new machines to the assortment of American motorized history on display,” said museum curator Dale Walksler. “We’ve even developed a series of Smartphone apps to give visitors access to complete information about many of the machines and exhibits on display.”
Over the past several months, Walksler himself has been scouring the country from Florida to California, chasing down several rare machines to add to the vast collection. In fact, over a dozen new machines will be on display, many of which have never been seen by the public eye. Highlights include the world’s oldest running Excelsior Twin, a 1937 Indian Four Cylinder found in a barn, a 100% original 1912 Harley-Davidson, and a stunning 1932 Ford OHV Dirt Track race car, to name a few.
The crew at WTT has also been busy shooting for season two of Velocity TV’s new hit series “Whats In The Barn?”, which gives viewers in depth coverage of one of America’s foremost motorcycle treasure hunters in action. Many of the new finds from season two will be on display throughout the year in the museum’s featured exhibit, along with the stories of who rode them, raced them, bought them, and sold them.
Wheels Through Time opens its doors at 9a.m. on March 27. Throughout the season, regular hours are 9a.m.-5p.m., Thursday-Monday (Closed Tues & Wed). For more information, visit www.WheelsThroughTime.com or call (828) 926-6266.