The National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio, is holding its 12th Annual Antique Motorcycle Exhibit titled “Motorcycles Around the World” running from now until May 20. The exhibit will feature more than 30 different motorcycles built in Austria, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Slovenia, Sweden, the United States and the former Czechoslovakia and East Germany. All arranged amongst the many Packards already on display in its newly expanded museum.
This year’s exhibit will pay tribute to the world’s oldest motorcycle road race. Since 1907, thrill seekers have ventured to the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea to compete for the Tourist Trophy more commonly known as the “Isle of Man TT.”
Exhibitor Todd Welch of Ravenna, Ohio, has raced at the Isle of Man, and his British-built 1972 Triumph T-140 Road Racer will be on display along with an American-made 1975 Harley Davidson Model RR-250 Road Racer and a Japanese-built Yamaha RD-350 Road Racer.
One of the highlights of the exhibit is a 1942 Harley-Davidson “Knucklehead” originally owned by legendary actor Clark Gable. Continuing with the racing theme, “Motorcycles Around the World” will feature the Austrian-built 1973 Penton on which rider and owner, Paul Danik, of Mars, Pa., won a gold medal in the ISDT (International Six Day Trial).
The museum’s ISDT exhibit will also include a German-built 1957 NSU Maxi- 175, German-built 1957 BMW- ISDT, Swedish-built 1974 Husqvarna 250-WR and a Canadian-built 1977 Can-Am Model 175 TNT.
Once again, the exhibit will include a series of three Saturday morning "Coffee and Donuts" educational seminars.
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