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Last night while driving in my Tahoe, I drove past a sign with a motorcycle on it. It was about 3/4 of a mile from my house. It was pointing to a building I had never seen before because of leaves on the trees. It is the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum! I never realized how close I lived to it. So, it is now on my list to visit early next month! Has anyone else been to see it? It is in Pickerington, Ohio. I have read many articles about it and just didn't realize where it was! :oops:
 

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There is also a National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa (near Cedar Rapids). The two museums recently agreed to consolidate their "Hall of Fame" processes, but they will continue to operate the museums independantly. I have not been to either museum. But maybe this Summer I'll take a ride out to the one in Iowa.
 

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casek said:
Last night while driving in my Tahoe, I drove past a sign with a motorcycle on it. It was about 3/4 of a mile from my house. It was pointing to a building I had never seen before because of leaves on the trees. It is the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum! I never realized how close I lived to it. So, it is now on my list to visit early next month! Has anyone else been to see it? It is in Pickerington, Ohio. I have read many articles about it and just didn't realize where it was! :oops:
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i've been to the AMA museum three times. Well worth it. See something different each time. it is also worth it to join the AMA if you are a rider.
 

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I am just really embarrassed that I live down the street from it and have never been there! :roll:
 

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NormanB...thanks for the web site; I've bookmarked it for future browsing. About 30 years ago while living near Washington DC I heard about a guy who had a couple of old Indian cycles. Chased it down; bikes were 37 and 38 (I think), straight 4 cylinders, sitting for a long time in a shed at back of his house, rain had washed about 6 inches of mud into the shed and it was wet and nasty, and there they sat rusting away. He allowed as how he'd take $10,000 for the pair. Back in those days that was a lot of cash.
 

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There is an Indian Motorcycle Museum in Springfield, Massachusetts. That is where they were originally manufactured. There is a Sunday in July designated as "Indian Day". Folks bring their vintage Indians from all over the country. They fill a huge parking lot with them - along with a few vendors selling parts, etc. Some arrive on trailers, but many are ridden. Tours of the museum are given of course.

I've been to "Indian Day" twice. Very interesting. The museum tour is excellent, but you can spend even more time in the parking lot looking at the various machines and talking to their owners. Engines range from singles, to in-line fours, vertical twins (courtesy of Norton), and of course V-Twins. The old tank shifter bikes were available in both right hand and left hand models.

If you live in New England, you would probably enjoy going to this event at least one time. I believe it is held on the 3rd Sunday in July each year.
 

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pauljo said:
There is also a National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa (near Cedar Rapids).
I have been to the Museum in Anamosa this past summer. It is only about 1 hour from home. We had our first ever sidecar rally at the Museum. Doug Bingman (famous for sidecars was there). If you have a chance check it out. Lots of neat stuff to look at. Be sure to allow several hours there is lots to see.

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