Vintage Motorcycle Exhibit Now Open in Gasoline Alley Museum

February 05, 2016

by Heritage Park

Calgary, AB – On Thursday night Heritage Park officially opened its newest exhibit in the Gasoline Alley Museum, Reflections In Chrome: Motorcycle Retrospective. This limited engagement exhibit runs Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until April 24.
 
Curated by Heritage Park and the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group, Reflections In Chrome features 40 bikes on loan from the Rocky Mountain Section members, Reynolds-Alberta Museum, The Military Museums of Calgary, YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre and the Calgary Police Service.  The bikes span 12 decades ranging from a 1905 Armac to a 2016 Suzuki GS-S 1000, and everything in between.  The exhibit explores the enormous magnitude of the motorcycle; from first rides to dream machines, pleasure rides to service cycles, racers, choppers, cruisers and fixer uppers. It delves into the motorbike’s influence on culture and counter-culture, while focusing on the motorbike’s impact on fashion, movies and music over the past century.
 
“We are excited to include motorcycles in our Gasoline Alley Museum collection,” says Alida Visbach, Heritage Park President and CEO. “Since opening the museum in 2009, our vast collection of vintage cars and trucks, gas pumps and petroliana has provided a glimpse into the technology, design and freedom associated with the invention of the automobile. Undoubtedly
motorcycles have a place in that history, and we’re excited to now share their stories through this insightful and in-depth exhibit.”
 
Visitors can take a guided tour, pose for photos on top of a bike, enjoy hands-on activities and chat with experts and enthusiasts every Sunday afternoon.  
 
Reflections in Chrome:  Motorcycle Retrospective opens on Friday, February 5, and runs until April 24, 2016 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.  Admission is included with regular Gasoline Alley admission rates. General admission (15-64) $10.75, Seniors $8.50, Youth (7-14) $6.75 and Children (3-6) $5.50.
 
For more information on the exhibit, visit www.HeritagePark.ca

All media enquiries contact:
Barb Munro
Communications Specialist
Heritage Park Historical Village
Phone: (403) 268-8506
bmunro@heritagepark.ca
 
 

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