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  • Motorcycle museum anyone?

    http://www.nationalmcmuseum.org/

    I have read about and caught a tv show
    that featured the museum but have not
    there myself.Just 21 miles away.
    Mono mind in a stereo world

  • #2
    I was there in the Spring of '05.

    Well worth the trip, even if you're not a biker.
    Especially if it's only 21 miles away.

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    • #3
      I-80 Truck Stop, Worlds Largest, at Walcott, Iowa has a '30 and a '47 Studebaker truck in their museum. Visit the truck store, large enough to house two semi trucks with trailers to display installed accessories. Ladies will enjoy their general merchandise store.

      Richard

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      • #4
        Thanks for the tip "Retired"

        Saw the truck stop on TV one time. Didn't realize it was so close.
        Will be sure to try and see it!

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        • #5
          I-80 Truck Stop Museum. The Studebaker Trucks will be on display a few days prior, during and for a few days after the Cedar Rapids SDC/ASC,International Meet.

          Richard

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          • #6
            A go figger moment. We stayed on the other side of the I-80 on our way back from the Omaha meet, opposite the I-80 Truck stop. Saw the truck stop the next morning, of which I recommend anyone you have GOTTA see this place. Believe me from the neon of the sign, you can't miss the offramp, lol That and the facility's size; It.....is.......HUGE [}]...
            The accessories store has a wall full of chrome, and aisles full of accessories for your rig and a turntable large enough to park a semi tractor on, really. Never knew about the museum though, or the Studebakers in the museum. Ah well maybe next time we're passing through, lol [)]

            Did walk away with two John Deere bulldozers for the train table, and a shotglass for the state's collection.

            [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201950%202r5%20Studebaker%20Pickup%20with%20turbocharger/P1000137-1.jpg[/img=left][img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201950%202r5%20Studebaker%20Pickup%20with%20turbocharger/P1000145-1.jpg[/img=left][IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=right]
            [IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201964%20Studebaker%20Commander%20R2/P1010168.jpg[/IMG=right]

            1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
            1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
            1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
            1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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            • #7
              For PBR2. The museum is new, opened mid 2008. Floor display, theater, gift shop. Located one block north of the main complex.
              Displayed trucks are just a portion of ther total collection.
              The corporate headquarters building to the east of the museum has two restored trucks in the lobby as well as a display of toy trucks.


              Richard

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              • #8
                They both look fascinating! I'd sure love to hitch a ride with anyone going to either place, during the Meet. (I'll be flying in/out of CR)

                It's not the having, it's the getting.
                Charles Spurgeon

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                • #9
                  There's also the HUGE Mail order warehouse of J&P cycles in Anamosa IA just east of Cedar Rapids, they have some older bikes throughout the place, as well as being a major sponsor of the museum you mention. Go visit and purchase parts for metric cruisers as well as Harley


                  http://www.jpcycles.com/aboutus.jpc
                  http://www.nationalmcmuseum.org/menu.html

                  ChopStu
                  61 Lark

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                  • #10
                    J.C.Whitney. Mail Order Warehouse and retail store. Heading West on Illinois I-80. Pull up on internet for more information. Old timers will remember when JCW had a catalog containg every after market automotive thing made.

                    Richard

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                    • #11
                      The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum is in Knoxville, Iowa.
                      Looks to be about 125 miles from Cedar Rapids. I would sure like to stop by there on my way from Cedar Rapids to Omaha (Before I head back to NC). Maybe even take in a race while I'm there.

                      http://www.freiburgersjunkyard.com/b...nd-Museum.html


                      Joe Roberts
                      '61 R1 Champ
                      '65 Cruiser
                      Editor of "The Down Easterner"
                      Eastern North Carolina Chapter
                      Joe Roberts
                      '61 R1 Champ
                      '65 Cruiser
                      Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                      • #12
                        Knoxville Raceway, P.O. Box 347, Knoxville, Iowa 50138 - [641] 842-5431
                        Jul 11 Knoxville Championship Cup Series Night #12 - Wells Fargo Twin Features Night
                        Jul 18 Marion County Fair Knoxville Championship Cup Series Night #13 + 305s - Hy-Vee Night, Marion County Fair
                        Mono mind in a stereo world

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                        • #13
                          Yeah, JC Whitney is in Tonica, IL. I think it's there right along the instestate. Great place to buy 25 feet of universal exhaust tubing, but one small warning in the sense one wants a tour of the place, so as we don't have any letdowns ....

                          Now, I have never been there myself(it's on the list of things to do before leaving this dimension, lol) but from some of my friends I spoke to, it sounds like the place is this utterly massive warehouse with a very tiny storefront in front. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I remember walking into one Tigerdirect up here that was also a mail order warehouse with everything under a single roof. Just bring the list to the counter and tell em what ya need....[)]
                          1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
                          1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
                          1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
                          1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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                          • #14
                            J.C.Whitney located at 761 Progress Parkway, LaSalle, Illinois.
                            South side of I-80. Heading west, watch for company sign, if you see the building you passed the exit.

                            Richard

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                            • #15
                              Motorcycle museum is awesome. if you love Studes, you'll appreciate it. Been there about three times. Drive your Studes there, bike guys seem to appreciate Studes...

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