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Seldom Seen Cycles 2015 Antique Motorcycle Exhibit Now until May 30, 2015


The National Packard Museum proudly presents their 15th Annual Antique Motorcycle Exhibit.

(Warren, Ohio)- The National Packard Museum’s 15th Annual Antique Motorcycle Exhibit, “Seldom Seen Cycles opens January 10, 2015 and runs through May 30, 2015. The title Seldom Seen Cycles,” aptly describes this exciting exhibit: thirty extremely rare American, European, and Japanese motorcycles that have been tucked away in private collections and out of the public eye for decades. Among the rarities to be revealed are one-of-a-kind and sole surviving road and off-road bikes including a 1923 Douglas Flat Twin and a 1971 Greeves Pathfinder.

Widely recognized as one of the nation’s finest motorcycle exhibits, having received the Antique Motorcycle Foundation’s highest honor, the Award for Excellence, along with three consecutive first place awards in the Interpretive Exhibits Category from the National Association of Automobile Museums, the exhibit has become “the one to see” every year! The museum’s Antique Motorcycle exhibit regularly attracts visitors from around the world, in spite of last winter’s bitter cold and snow, the museum welcomed guests from 30 different states and from Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Poland, and the United Kingdom!

"The purpose of the Annual Antique Motorcycle Exhibit is to educate audiences about motorcycle history, and to promote the preservation, restoration and collection of antique motorcycles," said Mary Ann Porinchak, the museum's Executive Director. "The exhibit is also designed to raise awareness of the significance of the motorcycle to transportation history and to cultivate an interest and appreciation for the conservation of transportation related history among motorcycle enthusiasts," added Ms. Porinchak.

In conjunction with the Motorcycle Exhibit, the museum will once again present its Saturday Lecture Series. These enlightening educational programs are open to the public and free with paid admission to the museum.

This year’s Lecture Series schedule includes:

February 28, 2015 “Appraising Antique and Vintage Motorcycles”
Presenter: Dave Bayowski, Certified Appraiser, member of the NADA Advisory board and owner of Mahoning Auto, North Jackson, Ohio
Time: 11:00 am- Noon

March 28, 2015 Importing and Exporting Motorcycles and Parts”
Presenter: John Bova, owner of Johnnie's Vintage Motorcycle Shop, Wadsworth, Ohio
Time: 11:00 am – Noon

April 18, 2015 “The John Penton Story”- Movie Night at the Museum
Time: TBA

May 16, 2015 “Rider Safety followed by a Vintage Group Ride”
(Riders of newer bikes are also welcome to ride along!)
Presenters/Coordinators: Al Navecky and Terry Baxter, Warren, Ohio
Time: 11:00 am- Noon

Come enjoy the company of fellow motorcycle enthusiasts and learn how motorcycle history has evolved and is being preserved for posterity! There is so much to learn, so much to discover, so much history to explore and it’s all waiting for you at the National Packard Museum!

The annual motorcycle exhibit is made possible through the support and cooperation of the Lake Erie Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA).

“Seldom Seen Cycles” is sponsored by the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau, the Lake Erie Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America, Quaker Steak and Lube and Little Wing Cafe.

The National Packard Museum is open Tues. - Sat. 12:00-5:00 pm and Sun. 1-5 pm. Admission is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors (65 and older) and $5.00 for children (7 - 12), children under 7 are free. Cameras and flash photography are welcome. For Group rates or more information PHONE: 330-394-1899.





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