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American Restoration

This area is Dale’s cornucopia of rare, unusual, exquisite, bizarre but always desirable American iron, along with two foreign cars!

Enter the gallery and find Cletus, Americas’ first street rod. Hand built by Cletus Clobes in 1932. Also, a pair of post-war Cadillac’s — An original 1954 Eldorado convertible and Steve McQueen’s 1949 sedan.

Among the other distinct automobiles in the collection are the 1915 custom Locomobile, a stylish 1932 V12 Lincoln convertible, and a 1932 Packard Roadster to name a few. Sometimes Dales’ first bike is lurking in the restoration area – a custom 3-Wheel Chopper built by an old Chicago police unit.  Dale bought this machine out of a barn for 25 bucks in the summer of ‘71. It was not long till the rubber hit the road on this two up, three wheel chopper, and it’s been running ever since.

“What’s in the barn”- Next is another 80 plus machines and things get very serious here.

A pair of Hemi-head Crockers on the right, straight ahead, a ‘36 Knucklehead and a pair of 1939 iconic Knuckleheads, complete with sequential serial numbers and it goes on.  Barn find to barn find, the rare 1949 Veritas and a pair of 1915 Harleys that raced across America in the prestigious Motorcycle Cannonball, scoring 3rd and 9th place in 2010.  We hope you like sidecar motorcycles, there are plenty in the Restoration area.

Exhibits

Board Track America

The first board track built for motorcycle racing opened in 1909 in Los Angeles...

The Chopper Graveyard

It did not take long for individuals to often modify their machines to a new level...

45's Forever

The Pre-War Harley 45 is a dominant force is motorcycle class C racing...

The Hillclimb Hill

As the glory days of American board track racing faded, American Hillclimbing became...

Americas Rarest

The rarest bike on earth are here at Wheels Through Time and...

American Restoration

This area is Dales cornucopia of rare, unusual, exquisite, bizarre but always...

The "Swim Shop"

The glory days of the Harley Davidson dealer in the late 1940’s and early 50’s...

American Racer

Class-C was intended to foster amateur racing and to discourage factory...

The Fabulous Fours

The story of the four cylinder motorcycle in America lasted a short 33 years...

Military Might

Before WW1 both Harley Davidson and Indian were involved in the production of...

1936 Style & Function

The man who led the design of both the Knucklehead and the improved Side Valve engine...

Home Made America

Throughout the 20th Century, various home-made machines were invented within the...

The Wheels Through Time Museum will sweep you back in time with its magnificent presentation of vintage all-American motorcycles and automobiles.

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