We reluctantly closed the summer exhibit on Sunday, September 27. The successful exhibit featured twenty-five vintage motorcycles. On Monday, September28, the owner Duane Van Fleet packed them up. However, he recently bought ANOTHER motorcycle with sidecar and we have asked him to consider the possibility of another motorcycle show HERE. A few statistics to share:
- Over 1,200 visitors
- From 25 states, Washington, D.C., and four countries-Albania, Brazil, Canada and Poland.
- Within Pennsylvania, one hundred thirty-one cities/towns/counties were represented
- “Fast” Eddie Fisher was a great success with at least sixty people seeking autographs. In the 1950s, “Fast” Eddie Fisher was a leading road racer, winning the Laconia Classic in 1951. While linked to road racing, Fisher was also noted for his accomplishments on dirt-tracks and he continued into his 70s, competing in hill climbs and drag racing. Impressively, Mr. Fisher was inducted into the American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Fame in 2002. A number of folks showed up out of respect for the 95 year old biker including a couple who normally see him when he travels to Florida. They live in Pittsburgh and surprised him by showing up! At the end of the day, Fast Eddie hopped on his cycle, Susie, his wife, got in the sidecar and away they went.
We asked visitors to vote for their favorite three motorcycles. There were three hundred seventy-seven ballots cast. Placing as number #1 with one hundred six votes was Number #10, a Harley-Davidson 1947Knucklehead. Second place was close behind with one hundred two votes – Number #12, an Indian Chief 1932 with a Princess sidecar. Unfortunately, it was a late entry and not included in our catalogue and calendar.
Aligned to the Motorcycle exhibit was the production of a 2020 Baseball Collector’s pin in honor of the Little League Baseball Games played in South Williamsport(almost) every year. This pin features an Indian bike(1946) with a baseball riding on the back. We have sold over 200 pins and have less than one hundred left.