Celebrating Sturgis Founder, J.C. “Pappy” Hoel

This year the event we all just call "Sturgis" will celebrate its 75th anniversary. It's huge now, attracts hundreds of thousands of riders from all corners of the world. But it had humble beginnings in the back lot of the Sturgis, South Dakota Indian dealership owned by Pearl and Pappy Hoel. A good motorcycle dealer can benefit from befriending Read more

Women in the Wind Donates Founder’s Motorcycle to the Museum

Women in the Wind, the largest women’s motorcycle organization of its kind, visited the Museum on April 16 and delivered WITW founder, Becky Brown's personal 2000 Harley-Davidson FLSTS, a Heritage Springer Soft Tail in purple.  Brown rode the bike for 14 years of her almost 39 year riding history, including during the years of her Read more

Motorcycling Pictures Are Worth 1000 Words

If you think the internet and the cell phone were important inventions, think where would we be without photography? Help the Museum show just how important pictures of old custom bikes and their owners are to motorcycle history. Send us one of your favorite pre-1980 photos of a bike that you, a friend or family member chopped, or made into a bobber. Read more

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