American Iron Magazine — November 2013


The 2013 Drawing for WTT’s 1939 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead Bobber Raffle will be held Saturday, November 16th, 2013!

 Be sure to pick up a copy of the November 2013 Issue of American Iron Magazine for a closer glimpse of the 2013 Wheels Through Time Raffle Bike — a beautifully restored 1939 Harley-Davidson 61 Cubic Inch Knucklehead Bobber.  The feature is titled “Start Making Room in the Garage”, and displays some amazing photos of the machine along with a great write-up by Jim Babchak, the Classics Editor at AIM.


Win This Bike — November 16, 2013

And just in case you haven’t done it yet, be sure to head over to our WTT Raffle Page and get in on a chance to win this beautiful machine on November 16th, 2013!

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American Iron Magazine — April 2013

 Don’t forget to check your subscription to American Iron for the April 2013 Issue’s coverage of one of the visitor favorites at Wheels Through Time.  The AIM Staff takes a close look at the museum’s 1912 Excelsior, which still sits in original paint.  Dale found this bike in Walneck’s Cycle Magazine Classifieds, and bought it from the long time owner in Kansas.  The bike has a 1000cc twin cylinder engine ane belt-drive transmission.  It is single speed, and has only a coaster brake.  The machine is capable of speeds up to about 40 miles per hour!

We run this bike for visitors almost every day at the museum, so next time you’re in, be sure to ask the staff where she’s at.

Hagerty Magazine — Summer 2013

Be sure to pick up a copy of Hagerty Classic Cars Magazine for a wonderful in depth article about Wheels Through Time Museum.  Appropriately titled "The Treasures of Dale Walksler’s Motorcycle Imaginarium", the article dives into the sprawling collection of rare Americana that fills the 38,000 square foot facility. 

Thanks Hagerty, for helping to share the story of Wheels Through Time, and for helping to fuel the motoring lifestyle.

American Iron

In the April 2008 issue of American Iron, Editor Buzz Kanter stops by Wheels Through Time for a tour of the museum.  WTT’s rare 1940 Hemi-Head Crocker is also featured, with a great commentary from AIM’s classics editor, Jim Babchak.

The Antique Motorcycle

The Antique Motorcycle – Winter 2005

"Simply Amazing! We can’t think of another museum that can offer this feature. This is as real as it gets. No canned demonstration on a video monitor."Referring to Dale kick-starting a display bike.


Marquee – Winter 2005/2006
by William G. Carrington-Photos by Tom Raymond

"The museum has garnered honors from both motoring and tourism orgnaizations, including the coveted AAA-GEM (Great Experience for Members) designation, which the museum shares with the Biltmore Estates, among others. In addition, the Antique Auto Club of America (AACA) presented Wheels Through Time its Museum of the Year award."


Cycle World

Cycle World – October 2005

On Saturday we had a big group ride up into the Smoky Mountains to a small town called Maggie Valley in North Carolina, home of the famousWheels Through Time Museum. This huge shrine to American motorcycles which is the brainchild of one Dale Walksler, who has so much energy and knowledge about old motorcycles he makes the average enthusiast feel starved for brain oxygen and low on coffee. His collection is magnificent-full of great displays and background settings for the old bikes. A must stop for anyone on a motorcycle trip in the region.

Dale gave me a ride in an old Henderson Four sidecar rig, and also in his 1949 Cadillac (which I needed to compare with my own ’53 Fleetwood) that used to belong to Steve McQueen. Then he guided us partway back through the mountains on his trusty’36 Harley prototype flathead 80, which he rides almost as fast as a modern sportbike, tank-shift and all.


Even the French can appreciate Dale’s
passion for bikes!

Here Dale is pictured in the 2005 July/August edition of Motolegende on his 1955 Harley Davidson 750 KRTT in Daytona Beach. I’d put a clip of the article in here but my French is not so good!

Honda RedRider

Honda gives Wheels Through Time a great write up!

"It’s not just a museum, it’s a gearhead’s dream come true." says Honda RedRider magazine in it’s 2004 July/August issue. It continues on to say…

According to Mirriam-Webster’s Dictionary, a treasure is "a collection of precious things that is very much valued." After a day’s visit to the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, it becomes clear there are two great treasures to experience – a jaw-dropping collection of 240 vintage American motorcycles and automobiles dating back to 1903, and the curator of this grand display himself, museum founder, Dale Walksler.

Rider Magazine

In February of 2004, Alan Mayes from Rider Magazine wrote:

Our visit (to WTT museum) was an extension of a few days; stay near Gatlinburg, TN. One hour on some of the best motorcycle roads in the east brought us right ot the door of the Wheels Through Time All-American Transportation Museum. Maggie Valley, nestled in the southwest corner of North Carolina, is only accessible by the dotted-line scenic roads. It is 30 minutes from Asheville, just a few miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway, at the base of the Smoky Mountains.

HogTales:The Journal of the H.O.G. Experience

In the July/August 2004 issue of HogTales:The Journal of the H.O.G. experience, Clement Salvadori wrote about a trip to Richmond, VA via the Blue Ridge Parkway. He writes:

Maggie Valley has about a thousand motels rooms to rent and the Wheels Through Time Museum to visit. No Harley rider should miss seeing that place.The museum has more than 200 American-built motorcycles on display but they are not necessarily shiny do-not-touch objects, as they all work. Curator Dale Walksler will cheerfully fire up a Harley-Davidson 1936 Knucklehead, Steve McQueen’s 1917 military motorcycle, and Evel Knievel’s 1970 H-D jump bike, as well as a Henderson Four or any number of other bikes as he shows you around. It is a great show!

Hog Tales Article