Significant Custom Motorcycles Donated!
Saving and presenting the history of American motorcycling is what the National Motorcycle Museum is all about. Through the thoughtfulness and generosity of Jaey and Brenda Sedlacek the Museum just acquired some fantastic motorcycles, strong documents of motorcycle customizing and building trends in America.
Sometimes it comes to you naturally. You see something and get a flash that says, “This Is Important.” And you do what you can to grab that bit of artistry or innovation, capture it, save it for the future. Motorcycle customizing began to hit its stride in the 1950’s with Bobbers, then the chopper craze hit in the 60’s. “Builder bikes” came on strong in the late 90’s followed by a sit-com or two that drove the them into our living rooms, helped launch a boom period. So where are all those custom bikes now, and what do we know about their creators?
Jaey Sedlacek offers, “I suppose going to bike shows and reading magazines built my passion for custom bike building. While I watched what was going on in the world, I also built a couple of bikes myself. Then I began to acquire some machines I felt were important. I was driven to see these bikes understood and appreciated!”
In the end, Jaey Sedlacek collected five bikes by world class builders Don Hotop, Jesse James, Pat Kennedy and Randy Claude. “Thinking it was better to let people see the bikes, I loaned a couple of my custom bikes to the National Motorcycle Museum here in Iowa. One day I said to myself, ‘this is working,’ having them at a museum. I called the director there and started the process of outright donation of all five bikes and their two haulers. Better they are before tens of thousands of Museum visitors each year than in my house and garage!”
Museum President John Parham offers, “Each of these bikes is unique, and tells a story about a point in time in American motorcycle customizing. Jaey was very smart to grab them, hang onto these period documents of a sort. We were totally amazed when Jaey began discussing donating such important and highly valuable machines to the Museum’s permanent collection. Jaey and his wife Brenda even gifted two fine trailers which will be a great asset to the Museum.”
“We were impressed with John’s story of success, survival and commitment,” mentioned Sedlacek. “We were impressed with how my two motorcycles were received and displayed. We were impressed with the growth and refinement of the museum. We wanted to make a significant contribution to help continue that growth and make NMCM a major destination stop in the Midwest and Iowa for motorcycle history.”
Sedlacek’s five customs will become part of a greater collection of custom bikes already on display, other earlier choppers and bobbers. These are original and unrestored examples, work of individuals who went their own way, made something different and unique. From 80″ Harley UL Bobbers to Triumph Choppers, you can enjoy a chronology of 20 custom machines built around American, British and Japanese motorcycles. In addition to the newly donated Sedlacek machines, custom bikes by greats like Arlen Ness, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Von Dutch and Jerry Magnusen are represented by over two dozen machines. All this is at the National Motorcycle Museum, part of a collection of over 400 motorcycles and countless pieces of memorabilia on display.
If you have significant motorcycles and a feeling of generosity, a wish to donate them to the collection and see them on display at the National Motorcycle Museum, please contact the Museum by email: firstname.lastname@example.org , or by phone: 319 462 3925.
Hi colleagues, nice article and pleasant arguments commented at this
place, I am actually enjoying by these.
hard to find match for early XLH Sportster 1000 cc ( elec. ), ask for gas tank 2.2 gallon
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your next
post thanks once again.
Feel free to surf to my homepage :: Inu-Yasha
Great site you have here.. It’s difficult to find excellent writing like yours these days.
I really appreciate individuals like you!
Thanks to my father who informed me regarding this website,
this webpoage is genuinely awesome.
My partner and I stumbled over here from a different web address and thought I might
check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you.
Look forward to looking over your web page repeatedly.
I like the helpful information you supply on your articles.
I will bookmark your bloog and check again here frequently.
I’m moderarely certain I willl be told plenty of new stuff right here!
Good luck for the following!
You should be a part of a contest for one of the most useful sitess online.
I most certainly will recommend this blog!
After I originally left a comment Iseem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each time a comment is added Irecieve 4 emails with the exact same comment.
Perhaps there is a means you are able to remove me from that
I will right away snatch your rss feed as I can’t find your e-mail subscription link or newswletter service.
Do you have any? Please permit me understand in order that I may jusat subscribe.
At this time it appears like Drupal is the preferred
blogging platform out there right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your
Thiss is my first time visit at here and i am truly happy to read all at alone place.
I for all tme emailed this web siute post page to all my contacts, as
if like to read it next my contacts will too.
I ddo agree with all of the ideas you’ve presented on your post.
They’re really convincing and can certainly work.
Still, the posts are too short for novices. Could yyou
please prolong them a little from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.
This is very attention-grabbing, You’re an excessively killed blogger.
I’ve joined your feed and look ahead to in quest of extra of your wonderful
post. Also, I have shared your web site in my social networks
Thanks to my father who infformed me on the topic of this website, this
blog is genuinely remarkable.
Thank yyou for some other fantasatic article.
The place else could anybody get that tgpe of info in such
an ideal means of writing?I’ve a presentation subsequent week, and
I’m at the search for such info.
This web site certainly has all of the information and facts I needed about this subjectt and didn’t know who to ask.
Hey, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.
When I look at your website in Chrome, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some
overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick hewads up!
Other then that, awesome blog!
No matter if some one searches for his vital
thing, thus he/she needs to be available that in detail, so that thing is maintained over
All I can express is, I don’t know what to comment! Except needless to say, for the excellent tips which have been shared on this blog. I can think of a zillion fun approaches to read the posts on this site. There’s no doubt that I will at last take a step making use of your tips on areas I could not have been able to handle alone. You had been so innovative to let me be one of those to profit from your beneficial information. Please know how significantly I enjoy the whole thing.
This website is usually a walk-through you discover the details it suited you about this and didn’t know who need to. Glimpse here, and you’ll undoubtedly discover it.
What’s up everyone, it’s my first pay a quick visit at this web page, and paragraph is really
fruitful designed for me, keep up posting such posts.