Farewell 2016

It is with great pride and gratitude that we close the 2016 Season at Wheels Through Time. It was an exciting year with record numbers of visitors experiencing the new “look” here at Wheels Through Time.  New to The Museum this year were several 4 wheel machines, and nearly a dozen new motorcycles from several different eras.   Among the new artifacts and machines, was a new exhibit of art displayed by the incredibly talented David Uhl, http://www.uhlstudios.com, which surrounds the magnificent pair of Crocker motorcycles used in American Restoration!  David’s art enhances the depth and beauty of the historical artifacts that rest at The Wheels Through Time.


The American Restoration television show featured on the History Channel broadened the museum audience and many are now discovering their own passion for American Motorcycle History.  While many visitors and fans are asking what show is next, I have quietly been putting together something special set to debut in Winter of 2017!  Make sure to stay tuned in to our website for updates and a release date!  Simply put, if you’ve read this far, you surely won’t be disappointed!

We also introduced the LifeTime Donorship Program allowing free lifetime admission for the Donor and 3 friends.  The Donorship program will help ensure Wheels Through Time will remain open for future generations and continue to educate people on the history of American Motorcycles.


The Donors’ name will remain on a placard at the entrance of Wheels Through Time as a token of the Museum’s appreciation. An individually numbered and signed David Uhl print of The Discovery is included with the Donorship as well as a few other WTT goodies!  Click here http://www.wheelsthroughtime.com/life-time-donorship-main/to learn about becoming a Lifetime Donor!

In closing, I would like to thank my fiancé Trish who has been amazing and has spent tireless hours helping with anything and everything that required attention,  She has been incredible to say the least.

I would like to extend a huge Thank You to the visitors, volunteers, members, and supporters of this American History Experience. Each day our special friends share their stories and memories while surrounded with running artifacts of days gone by. The museum experience was undoubtedly enhanced by our incredible staff and volunteers – Nikki, Brittany, Betty, Cat, Jan, and Andy the Tour Guide.  Also, a special thanks to Jack Harrell who has been with us at the museum from over a decade.  Thanks Jack!  Throughout 2016, we fired up over 150 rare machines and helped educate over 75,000 people that came through Wheels Through Time!

Stay tuned in over 2017 to our Facebook Live, Monthly, and Quarterly Newsletters and stay up to speed on new exhibits, merchandise, gear, and of course motorcycles that are heading to Wheels Through Time in 2017!
Dale Walksler
Founder and Curator
Wheels Through Time

2017 Calendar of Events

Thank you for taking a moment to visit our events page. As 2016 comes to an end, we would like to thank all of you who supported the WTT this year as wells as past years. 2017 is going to be an exciting year at the Wheels Through Time and we can’t wait share whats happening! Stay tuned for the 2017 Calendar of Events! Below were some of the highlights of 2016! Sidecars in the Smokies


April 1-4, 2016 – Opening Weekend Celebration

Join us this Friday-Monday, April 1-4 at Wheels Through Time for the museum’s 2016 season opening weekend! We spent the winter hard at work digging up new machines, improving exhibits and displays, and doing everything we can to make your 2016 museum visit the best it can be.

We’ll be open at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday the 31st, and will be holding demonstrations and exhibitions of many of America’s rarest motorcycles throughout the weekend.

The museum has an all NEW LAYOUT, come be the first to see!


April 23, 2016 – Motorcycle Installation Celebration


This Saturday, Wheels Through Time will host the Dave Marthe family and their family jewel; Daves’ 1973 Harley-Davidson fully furnished with all the bells and whistles. Literally.


It was a bittersweet day for Dave Marthe, wife Jill, and daughter Kelly as they delivered this 1973 FLH Electra Glide to its new home at Wheels Through Time. Dave bought this machine new when Kelly was just five years old. It has all the bells and whistles, and even a few Disney characters thrown in the mix. Although they were sad to see it go, they are happy that it will be on display for everyone to see.

Dave purchased the machine new, 43 YEARS AGO!!  Yes, it started life as an AMF, built in York, Pennsylvania. 1200 cc FLH full dresser. Dave took this bike to its limits, doing literally EVERYTHING he could think of to make this the most outrageous FULL DRESSER possible.

Many museum patrons stop and awe at this marvelous machine daily at the entrance of Wheels Through Time. Here’s your chance to meet Dave and hear his story of this machine along with some of its escapades in northern Ohio that span nearly half a century. Dave will be spending the weekend at Wheels through Time, please come and join us.

May 19-23, 2016 – American Motor Drome Wall of Death

The American Motor Drome Wall of Death will be in operation May 19-23 (Thursday-Monday).

Our friends at the American Motor Drome Company have shared their passion and enthusiasm for motorcycling around the country for decades. They have kept the 100+ year old art of the Original Motorcycle Thrill Show, The Wall of Death, alive through their travels and performances.


July 29-30, 2016 – Kickstart Classic

Based from the world-class Wheels Through Time museum, in Maggie Valley, NC, the 2016 Motorcycle Kickstart Classic will be held July 29 and 30.

The all-make motorcycle event is open to all two and three wheelers – old or new. We prefer older motorcycles with kickstarters, but more modern ones are also welcome. The new ones just have to ride behind the old ones to pick up any parts that fall off.

The two-day event will include a welcome dinner July 28, and free admission to the museum as well as organized rides on some of the best motorcycle roads in the country. Registration has been held at $100 per person (rider and/or passenger) again this year. For more information, please visit www.aimag.com

Kick logo Sept 13