What’s In The Barn. All-New Season Premieres Tonight Tuesday June 10th at 10 PM On Velocity

whatsinthebarn1America’s barns and backyards are filled with treasures of motorcycling history and icons of American industry, two wheeled relics that provide a window into our deep love of engines, speed and the beauty of the open road. On Tuesday, June 10 at 10 and 10:30 PM ET/PT Velocity is inviting viewers back on the road with Dale Walksler, America’s foremost guardian of motorcycle history, for another season of “What’s In The Barn”. In season 2 Dale and his son Matt bring audiences to the furthest reaches of the U.S. on a mission to find hidden treasures and artifacts of the automotive past.


The TV Show takes viewers on a nationwide quest for vintage motorcycles. Wheels Through Time Museum curator Dale Walksler hosts this one-of-a-kind journey through America’s barns and backyards where yesterday’s junk becomes automotive Americana that he brings back to life for his museum or to sell at auction. Walksler has spent his life searching for long since forgotten gems, and uncovering history in the most unusual and extraordinary places. As his passion grew, so did his collection, eventually evolving into the motorcycle paradise that is the Wheels Through Time Museum. Located in Maggie Valley, N.C., Wheels Through Time features more than 300 of America’s rarest classic motorcycles, and the collection continues growing thanks to Dale’s undying passion for historic automotive machines.

what'sinthebarn2First 2 Episodes Tuesday, June 10th.

“A Diamond in Dodge City” at 10.00 PM. A family farm in the mid-west contains houses, barns, outbuildings, trailers, grain silos and buses full of old stuff, as well as what might be the biggest stash of undiscovered old motorcycles in the country. The collection was put together by the family’s patriarch – a true hoarder of things in the 1930s. In this episode, a high-end client agrees to have Dale broker a price for an extremely rare Excelsior motorcycle stored in the family’s garage. Dale has the buyer but will he outbid his own client for the exclusive, one-of-a-kind bike?

“Biker Lore” Tuesday, June 10 at 10:30 PM. Built in the mid-1960s by eccentric engineer “Wild Bill” Gelbke, the Road Dog was, and still is, the largest motorcycle ever built. In a feat of incredible motorcycle engineering the bike utilized aircraft tubing, Corvette disc brakes and a Chevy truck differential to keep it stable. The one-off creation disappeared when Gelbke did in 1978. Outflanked once when the bike was spotted and sold to a private collector in 1995, Dale vows to locate the machine and make Wheels Through Time its final resting place.

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14 Responses to “What’s In The Barn. All-New Season Premieres Tonight Tuesday June 10th at 10 PM On Velocity”


  1. 1 Ronnie Jun 10th, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Scripted. But a good tv show.

  2. 2 bigitch Jun 10th, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    more of but a different type of draaaaa ma which is different than regular drama

  3. 3 Doug Jun 10th, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    I lost interest when I saw the episode in which Dale low-balled a lady over the single cylinder factory HD racer. He even admitted on air it was worth a lot of money when she was not present, then proceeded to do what he criticizes others for doing – offered a very low price. It was way low even when you factor in the restoration costs. Couldn’t believe he did it on air

  4. 4 nicker Jun 11th, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Dram is drama and this too has been fiddled with.

    Apparently the viewing public can’t be expected to view anything that isn’t “enhanced.”
    So pictures of people leaping and falling out of the twin-towers is just too awful to deal with.
    And pictures of cool old stuff found in storage has is just too boring.

    No wonder we’re going the way of the English and Roman Empires.

    -nicker-

  5. 5 Mike Tomas, Kiwi Indian Motorcycle Co Jun 11th, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Its scripted indeed. It’s not real reality. From the very 1st show was very obvious. Always be fair to the seller and sleep well at night knowing you’ve been fair in life.

  6. 6 Shifter Jun 11th, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Always interesting. But over scripted and it feels like it.

  7. 7 DAYTONA DONNIE Jun 11th, 2014 at 9:11 am

    AH BUT YET ANOTHER SHOW ..WITH A BUDGET …TO GO PLUNDER OUR “AMERICAN” TREASURES..FOR RATINGS …LEAVE THESE LOST GEMS ALONE ..TO BE FOUND BY..PURISTS …SEARCHED FOR BECAUSE OF THE LOVE OF THE SPORT ..

  8. 8 Kroeter Jun 11th, 2014 at 10:33 am

    These days the only “real” shows are on PBS. Don’t think they have any bike programs though.

  9. 9 skinny denny Jun 11th, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    @Kroeter
    I agree with you 100%. PBS did a series about a year and a half ago about Route 66. Actor/comedian/musician Billy Connolly rode a VW powered trike from Chicago to the Santa Monica pier. Very entertaining. I can’t stand the so called “reality” shows or the egomaniacal idiots they feature. There are much more entertaining videos on You Tube than that mindless “reality” crap.

  10. 10 mike Jun 11th, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Dale Walksler is a smart dude, and knows more about vintage motorcycles than probably twenty of us combined. But he is a lousy actor, as is his son, and just about everyone else on the show.

    Last night, when Doc Hopkins walked into the barn, and did the world’s worst double take, and said: “what are you doing here?” I literally laughed out loud. The proper answer would have been “filming for the tv show, didn’t you read the script?”.

  11. 11 Tobby Jun 12th, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Have to agree. Whoever is producing this show should be summarily dismissed, and the remaining shows re-edited. Dale is fine with voice over, and discussing bike trivia, but this acting nonsense is absurd. I must seriously question who the target audience is for this drama. It certainly isn’t bikers or those that appreciate industrial history.

    The original show was patterned after Wayne Carini’s ‘Chasing Classic Cars’. Carini doesn’t try to act. He is a curator and tour guide giving the audience a lesson in a vehicle’s history, and the context in which that vehicle was originally produced. Dale ‘mostly’ did this last year. The show won’t be around next year if they keep this silliness up.

  12. 12 Mack Jun 12th, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I like it …..and dale is a great guy …..it’s a tv show…it’s edited and scripted …do you really think the lady wasn’t aware?

  13. 13 Doug Jun 13th, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Mack – I already considered that and then wondered if that is true, why would they want to project that image? Dumb either way.

  14. 14 Zipper Jun 14th, 2014 at 6:15 am

    A lot better than OCC and JJ. At least Dale is an good guy and shows some interesting bikes. ..Z

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