Packard Museum exhibits antique motorcycles

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The National Packard Museum, in partnership with the Lake Erie Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America, opened its annual Antique Motorcycle Exhibit, Motorcycles Around the World, Jan. 14.

The exhibit will feature more than 30 different motorcycles built in Austria, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Slovenia, Sweden, the U.S. and the former Czechoslovakia and East Germany.

One of the highlights of the exhibit is a 1942 Harley Davidson “Knucklehead,” originally owned by Clark Gable and on loan from Joe Hassett, of Ashtabula, Ohio.

This year’s exhibit will pay tribute to the world’s oldest motorcycle road race, the Isle of Man TT.

The museum will present a Saturday morning lecture series in conjunction with the exhibit. These educational seminars are free and open to the public.

Lectures

The series includes:

• Feb. 18: The Lincoln Highway Revisited, 11 a.m.- noon.

• March 24: Tales of an ISDT Rider, 11 a.m.-noon.

• April 21: Seasoned Rider Motorcycle Safety (with a focus on antique bikes), 11 a.m.-noon.

Motorcycles Around the World runs through May 20. Discounted admission rates apply for groups of 20 or more. Please contact the museum in advance to schedule a group tour.

Cost

The National Packard Museum is open Tuesdays-Saturdays noon-5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (65 and older) and $5 for children (7 – 12) and children younger than 7 are free. Cameras and flash photography are welcome.

For more information visit www.packardmuseum.org or call 330-394-1899.

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