AWESOMENESS, the exhibition curated by Michael Lichter and dedicated to the work of Arlen Ness, which made its debut at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in the summer of 2008, will open at the National Motorcycle Museum, Anamosa, Iowa, for a two-day only preview on June 26 and 27, 2010. The opening has been timed to coincide with the J&P Cycles 31st Annual Open House. The two-day show will provide visitors with their first opportunity to view the newly expanded National Motorcycle Museum at its new larger site.
The AwesomeNess exhibit is made up of 11 of Ness’ creations. It begins with Untouchable, the 1947 Knucklehead that launched his career after he repainted and customized it in the ‘60s. The exhibit also includes Two Bad, a twin-engine Sportster; Ness-Tique, a modern custom inspired by an Old School 1903 Harley-Davidson depicted on a Cartier trophy he won at a Harley-Davidson ride-in show; Red Flame Chopper, inspired by his first Knucklehead; Top Banana, winner of top honors on Disney channel Biker Build-Off; Overhead Cam Sportster, a spin-off of a 1200cc with sportbike styling that he keeps in his office, and Mach Ness, his helicopter turbine-powered bike.
“We are thrilled to have such a special exhibit on display at the museum,” said John Parham, President of the National Motorcycle Museum’s Board of Directors.
“This is a great chance to meet Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee Arlen Ness, learn his personal story and view over 10 of his most exciting creations,” said National Motorcycle Museum Director Jeff Carstensen. “While the current Museum in downtown Anamosa will be open before and after the J&P Cycles Open House, the new museum will be a work in progress at that point and open to preview June 26 and 27 only.”
NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM Anamosa, Iowa, USA
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