Motorcycle Hall OF Fame Adds to Celebrity Exhibit

MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles” is the latest in a series of award-winning exhibits at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the country’s premier showcase of motorcycling heritage and history, has revealed the names of more than 25 significant personalities and groups to be featured in this upcoming exhibition.  It will spotlight the world’s most recognizable enthusiasts and present priceless machines, exclusive memorabilia and tales from celebrities’ favorite two-wheel adventures. Featured Moto Stars, Motorcycle Hall of Famers, industry leaders and enthusiasts will gather on the grounds of the Museum in Pickerington, Ohio, June 27-28, 2008, for the exhibit’s grand opening and the “MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles” Ribbon-Cutting Weekend.
Notable athletes include Jeff Lacy, super middleweight boxing star, and Wally Dallenbach, Sr., champion race car driver and founder of the Colorado 500, a charity dirt bike ride now in its thirty-third year. Barrett Brooks, Super Bowl-winning Pittsburgh Steelers tackle, will lend his Sara Liberte-built custom bike, as well as personal memorabilia.
The music industry is also well-represented with Queensryche guitarist Mike Stone’s. Buell motorcycle and Erik Buell-designed guitar will be featured alongside custom motorcycles built for Def Leppard drummer Ric Allen and Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker. Additionally, a leading Buddy Holly collector will provide rare ephemera from the rock n’ roll legend.
Hollywood’s longtime romance with motorcycling is chronicled in the exhibit. Chad McQueen honors his legendary father, the late actor Steve McQueen and will present memorabilia, photos and McQueen’s competition motorcycle from the International Six Day Trials. Actor and motorcyclist Francesco Quinn will lend the motorcycle he rode in the new Quentin Tarantino and Larry Bishop film “Hell Ride,” in addition to offering an intimate glimpse into the two-wheel passions of his father, legendary actor Anthony Quinn. Dan Haggerty, known worldwide as star of the television series “Grizzly Adams,” will also participate in the exhibit. A Hollywood stuntman, biker movie actor and bike builder for celebrities like Ann-Margret, Haggerty helped create the chopper featured in the most famous motorcycle movie of all time, “Easy Rider.” The iconic motorcycle television series “Then Came Bronson,” starring Michael Parks, will be represented through a custom Harley-Davidson.  The exhibit  will also display a rarely seen custom motorcycle built for the flamboyant Oscar-winning star of screen and song, Cher.
Art. Exhibit curator David Morris will also demonstrate motorcycling’s cultural impact in portraying renowned artists, such as Charles Schulz and David Hockney. David Hockney, one of the twentieth century’s most important exponents of the Pop Art movement, will partner with Dr. Charles Falco, co-curator of the Guggenheim Museum’s seminal “Art of the Motorcycle” exhibit, to present a unique view of the motorcycle experience.
Custom motorcycle builders, now recognized as artists in their own right, are also highlighted. Ed “Big Daddy” Roth pioneered the new wave with his outrageous and visionary creations. Son Darryl opens the family vault to bring “Big Daddy’s” art and legendary trike to the exhibit. He is joined by “Big Daddy” contemporary Carl Morrow, a legendary builder whose past clients include the King of Malaysia. The art of Von Dutch, Hollywood motorcycle cult figure, is also represented courtesy of a prominent collector. Contemporary creators showcased include Cyril Huze, a member of the International Master Builders Association Hall of Fame, and Sara Liberte. Liberte, will lend insights into the world of customization from the perspective of a female builder. Liberte is uniquely positioned to share her story. Her latest project is
Writing: The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum will release “MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles,” The Book, in conjunction with the exhibit. The coffee-table volume will complement the exhibit, presenting a comprehensive examination of the relationship between celebrities and motorcycling. Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Museum.

2 Responses to “Motorcycle Hall OF Fame Adds to Celebrity Exhibit”

  1. 1 Jim Apr 20th, 2008 at 9:52 am

    It’s good to see your name on the list. Thanks for keeping us up on industry news so well.

  2. 2 Doc Robinson Apr 20th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Sounds great but a pity about the date June 27-28, 2008. This is the same weekend as the S&S 50th Anniversary celebrations. Can’t be in two places at once.

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