Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade Group Photo

MOTORCYCLE MEMORIES “Bike Show”

Saturday, May 8, 2021

9:00am-12:00pm

Fort Smith Museum of History

320 Rogers Avenue

479-783-7841

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Website: fortsmithmuseum.org

During the Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally, the Fort Smith Museum of History will host a motorcycle show on the street in front of the museum at 320 Rogers Avenue on Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 9:00 am –12:00 pm. A $15 donation is recommended for entry, payable in advance through fortsmithmuseum.org; scroll down to “Donate To Us”, or by calling 479-783-7841.

*All proceeds benefit the Fort Smith Museum of History. For a recommended $1 donation, all are invited to cast a vote for the People's Choice Award.

Trophies and prizes will be awarded. Awards: People's Choice, Museum Choice, Steel Horse Rally Choice, 64.6 Downtown Choice. Classes: Classic-1985 and older, Antique: 1966 and older, Custom, Competition-(drag race, road race, dirt track), American, British, European and Metric.

The winners will be announced at 12:00 noon.

Register online at: https://www.fortsmithmuseum.org/events or call the museum at 479-783-7841.

The Fort Smith Museum of History is a selected charity of the Steel Horse Rally.

*(The Fort Smith Museum of History is a non-profit organization under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Service).

MOTORCYCLE MEMORIES

May 1- May 31, 2021

Fort Smith Museum of History

320 Rogers Avenue

479-783-7841

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Website: fortsmithmuseum.org

To coincide with the 2021 Steel Horse Rally, the Fort Smith Museum of History will display “Motorcycle Memories,” an exhibition designed to explore the “motorcycle culture” of our local and regional areas. The Fort Smith Museum of History is a selected charity of The Steel Horse Rally scheduled for May 7 and 8, 2021 in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas. The exhibit will be on display starting May 1, 2021 at the Fort Smith Museum of History.

The exhibition, which was first presented in 2008, features vintage motorcycles and photographs exploring the “art of the motorcycle” in Fort Smith and the region from the 1940’s through present day. Fort Smith has an historical association with motorcycle culture. Learn about the people and places that places that put the region on the map for motorcyclists.

Quin Winters Bike shop on Towson Avenue was the nexus of motorcycle culture in Fort Smith from 1939 until 1975. His sons, Leroy and Robert Winters, gained national fame for their accomplishments in the field of motorcycle racing. In 1940, Fort Smithians Ercie Gann, Kathryn Johnson and Jean Fivekiller became charter members of the “Motor Maids,” a national organization of female motorcyclists. The annual “Razorback Run,” a one hundred fifty mile round trip ride from Fort Smith to White Rock Mountain near Mulberry, Arkansas drew motorcycle enthusiasts from a regional area from 1952 to 1955. Otis Spiker played a vital role in the area cycling culture. As one of the few manufacturers of Henderson motorcycle parts, Spiker gained national recognition as well as becoming a local motorcycle legend. Fort Smith native Danny Hammond raced motorcycles professionally from 1959-1969. After retirement, Hammond raced in the Vintage Dirt Track Racing Association winning the National championships 2004-2007.

These stories and more come to life with the Motorcycle Memories exhibition.

Motorcycle Memories is designed to unite the “art of the motorcycle” with the generation of Americans that enjoy a lifestyle peculiar to the American mainstream. The exhibit will strive to educate future generations about a fascinating spectrum of Americana.

 

Brats, Beer, & Burgers”

Saturday, May 8, 2021

11:00am-2:00pm

Fort Smith Museum of History

320 Rogers Avenue

479-783-7841

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Website: fortsmithmuseum.org

On May 8, from 11:00 am-2:00 pm, join the Fort Smith Museum of History, during the Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally, in the “Bier Garten” for “Brats, Beer, & Burgers”!  Choose a “Brats, Beer, or Burger” with chips and a beer, soft drink, or water for $8. (Must be 21 and over for the adult beverage.) Thank you Yeager’s Hardware for sponsoring the food!

 

 

 

 

The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity established in 2015 to benefit local charities, honor veterans, military, law enforcement and first responders, and help the local community.