America’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.
“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.