Local motorcycle owners have come forward and are excited about the El Paso Museum of History’s upcoming History of the Motorcycle exhibit this coming July 1 – December 31, 2012. It is estimated that the museum has room for 50 bikes. So far, development director Jim Murphy states, they have 25 promised.
The goal of the exhibit is to provide a unique collection that will appeal to a wide audience. The bikes can be of any make or model. Being in perfect condition is not important; being unique is.
A short list of what has been offered:
- 1939 Harley knucklehead
- 1942 WLA Harley war bike
- a Russian ice racer with spiked wheels
- 1954 British Maxey
- 1959 650 Triumph
- 1975 750 Ducati
- a Shovelhead blown fuel drag racer
- a 1964 Harley panhead
- and others
If interested, remember that the bikes will be on loan to the museum for a six-month period. Old posters, parts, books, advertisements, clothing are also being sought. For information contact Jim Murphy at 915-351-3588.
The El Paso Museum of History exists for the educational benefit of the community and visitors. It promotes the understanding and significance of the rich multicultural and multinational history of the border region known as the Pass of the North.