Just Days Before 12th Annual Motorcycle Raffle Giveaway, WTT Prepares to Unveil Next Year’s Grand Prize

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On November 15, these TWO Harley-Davidson VL Flathead Bobbers will be given away to two lucky winners!

After almost a year of anticipation, the 12th Annual Wheels Through Time Vintage Motorcycle Raffle is drawing near. Its the museum’s biggest event of the season, and thousands from near and far make the trip through the winding roads of the Smokies to witness, and hopefully win, a piece of vintage motorcycle history. This year, the museum upped the ante with not one, but two Grand Prize machines — 1935 & 1936 Harley-Davidson VL Flathead Bobbers built in the hand-built in the museum’s restoration shop. Two tickets will be drawn to decide who will be the lucky new owners of this year’s timeless classics.

The Model VL is one of the rarer models offered by Harley-Davidson over their 100+ years atop the motorcycle industry. Motorcycle manufacturers suffered immensely throughout the Great Depression, as few customers had the financial means to purchase a new motorcycle or automobile. First offered for the 1930 model year, the VL was a vast improvement over the companies antiquated model JD, but nationwide economic hardship kept production low. In total, the model VL was produced for only 7 years with limited production, which makes for difficulties when wttrafflesearching for a genuine, running example in today’s vintage motorcycle market. The machines offered in this year’s raffle giveaway represent the last two years of Model VL production, and have been rebuilt as modified “hot-rods” from the era they were produced.

The 2014 Vintage Motorcycle Raffle will be held on Saturday, November 15th at Wheels Through Time Museum, at the conclusion of the annual Haywood County Toy Run. The run departs from Adams St. in Canton, NC at 12:00 and rides to a catered barbeque lunch at Wheels Through Time. The drawing for the raffle will be held at approximately 3:00 p.m., at the conclusion of the day’s festivities.

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Stay tuned for a full feature story on the 2015 Wheels Through Time Annual Raffle Grand Prize — a 1939 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead Bobber built by Wendell Turner.

While the museum prepares to make the day of two lucky winners on November 15th, the staff is already geared up to unveil the Grand Prize for 2015! For next year’s annual motorcycle raffle, WTT is raising the bar once again, offering a custom 1939 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead Bobber specially built by renowned builder Wendell Turner of Turner’s Cycle Shop in South Lyon, Michigan. Wendell has been building old school custom motorcycles since the early 1970s. From choppers and bobbers to antique restorations, Wendell has turned out some amazing machines, and has the awards to prove it. The 1939 Knucklehead being offered as WTT’s 2015 Raffle Grand Prize has taken home Editor’s Choice, Best Antique, and Best in Show Awards at numerous motorcycle events around the country. Now on display at Wheels Through Time Museum, the bike will help generate much needed funds for the museum to continue to fulfill its mission to preserve motorcycle history for future generations to enjoy. It will be officially unveiled during the toy run finale and raffle drawing on November 15th.

Raffle tickets can be purchased at www.WheelsThroughTime.com/2014raffle.  Tickets are $10 each, 3 for $20, or 7 tickets for $50 with free t-shirt and DVD.

For more information about Wheels Through Time’s 2014 and 2015 Annual Raffle, visit www.WheelsThroughTime.com. To learn more about participating in the Haywood County Toy Run, visit www.BlueRidgeThunder.org.

WIN THESE BIKES on Saturday, November 15th!

WIN One (OR TWO) Rare and Historic Harley-Davidson Flatheads on November 15th!

wttraffleAs the riding season begins to wind to a close, and many begin to think about putting their motorcycles away for the year, the folks at Wheels Through Time are hard at work preparing for their biggest event of the season — The 2014 WTT Motorcycle Raffle Giveaway!

Its been almost a year since Wheels Through Time gave away the 1939 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead bobber to a lucky ticket-holder, and with less than 50 days until the 2014 drawing, many are anticipating a new addition to their garage by the end of the year!

This year, the museum will be giving away not one, but TWO genuine American classics as the Grand Prizes of their annual motorcycle giveaway – 1935 and 1936 Harley-Davidson VL Flathead bobbers! Specially built in the Wheels Through Time Restoration Shop, these machines have been painstakingly brought back to life by museum curator and founder, Dale Walksler, and on November 15th will both become a part of history when the 12th Annual Raffle Drawing decides their new homes.  Read More…….

12th Annual WTT Raffle Giveaway Approaching Fast!!!

WIN One (OR TWO) Rare and Historic Harley-Davidson Flatheads on November 15th!

wttraffleAs the riding season begins to wind to a close, and many begin to think about putting their motorcycles away for the year, the folks at Wheels Through Time are hard at work preparing for their biggest event of the season — The 2014 WTT Motorcycle Raffle Giveaway!

Its been almost a year since Wheels Through Time gave away the 1939 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead bobber to a lucky ticket-holder, and with less than 50 days until the 2014 drawing, many are anticipating a new addition to their garage by the end of the year!

This year, the museum will be giving away not one, but TWO genuine American classics as the Grand Prizes of their annual motorcycle giveaway – 1935 and 1936 Harley-Davidson VL Flathead bobbers! Specially built in the Wheels Through Time Restoration Shop, these machines have been painstakingly brought back to life by museum curator and founder, Dale Walksler, and on November 15th will both become a part of history when the 12th Annual Raffle Drawing decides their new homes.

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Bike #1 is a genuine 1935 Harley-Davidson VLD, equipped with high-performance engine, art-deco paint scheme, and many more special WTT touches!

Over the past 11 years, Wheels Through Time has given away 11 rare and historic machines.  In 2013, a lucky winner took home the ’39 Knucklehead Bobber, and the previous year, a hot-rod 1932 Harley found a new home.  In 2011, the museum raffled off a beautiful 1936 Knucklehead bobber, which many regard as the grandfather of the American Motorcycle.   Two 1947 Knuckleheads were given away in 2009 and 2010, and before that, a 1940 Knucklehead, another ’39 Knucklehead, a ’36 Harley-Davidson Flathead, ’51 Panhead Chopper, a ’48 Harley-Davidson WL, and 2004 Harley-Davidson Sportster were all awarded as Grande Prizes.  Winners of past drawing have been from all over the country, including South Carolina, Tennessee, Connecticut, Maryland, Missouri, and Alabama.

But this year marks the first time the museum will be giving away TWO grand prize motorcycles.  Two tickets will be drawn — one for each motorcycle, and by the end of the day, two lucky winners will emerge, each as the proud new owner of a hand-built piece of motorcycle history built to run down the road.

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Bike #2 has been nicknamed the “Dale Special”! The bike features updated top-end for better performance, double-tube muffler, art-deco paint scheme, and more!

This year’s drawing will be on Saturday, November. As in year’s past, it will be held at Wheels Through Time during the conclusion of the Haywood County Toy Run, an event put on by the Blue Ridge Thunder Motorcycle Club.  Thousands are expected to attend, making the drawing WTT’s biggest event of the year.

The Annual Motorcycle Raffle is Wheels Through Time’s largest fundraiser, and proceeds go to help the museum develop new exhibits, expand its historical interpretation, and keep us “The Museum That Runs”.  This year, a portion of proceeds have also gone to Veterans Restoration Quarters – Asheville.

The drawing is approaching quickly, so make sure you visit WheelsThroughTime.com and GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!