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Owner of Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley N.C. Very sad, a class act. His knowledge of vintage American bikes unreal. There is an amasing amount of videos on the WTT website. God speed Dale.

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Sad to report the news that Dale Walksler, of Wheels Through Time Museum fame died feb 3 after an illness.

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Wade & I passed though Maggie Valley back in like 06 on our way down to Barber, stopping specifically at Wheels Through Time. One of our buddies at the time knew Dale and suggested we make the time to stop there. Dale was great. He et us camp in. the yard of teh museum, along the creek and also gave us a sort of semi private tour of the museum, as I recall. Wade please help refresh my memory on this.

Afterwards, I and we would see Dale around at NCAA National Meets and stuff- at Oley, for example. He always remembered us and always had the time to chat or hang out. While I didn't know him well, it was fun to just be in proximity to somebody with so much energy for motorcycles. Since that first t time being there, I was there again not too awful long ago when teh International Norton Owners Club had they rannual rally outside Asheville, NC. A day trip was set up to visit the museum. This was in August and the place was in full swing!

It's always sad when a friend or acquaintance dies. The past year saw many good people fall. Hopefully, Mr Dale Walksler is in a "better place" now and has found an end to his suffering.

RIP, sir! It was a pleasure to know you, even a wee bit.


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DALE, a friend of mine since 1970, when he began his first shop a 2-car garage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

My dad, "Red" Ryan, a machinist, did any specialist work Dale needed, and the two became very close.
Dale once told me that Red was like a second dad to him.

This is a great tragedy, especially happening so close to our loss of Ross Thompson.

My prayers go out to Dale's son Matt who will, I an certain, continue to carry forward Dale's legacy.

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Always heard of him and the museum, never got to visit and/or meet him. Sorry to hear it...


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Very sad indeed. I met Dale back in 03 or 04 when I rode to maggi Valley with my brother and another friend. Dale gave us a personal guided tour of the museum and his shop and let me sit on one of Evil Knievels bikes that he had in the shop. Truly a loss to the riding world.


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He was a very nice person . At least in our experience with him as you said Tom... I saw him at Rhineback swap meet as well . I hope his sone keep the museum going .


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Wow, what sad news I had the pleasure of meeting Dale when Lannis took me to the museum, and WHAT a museum that lad had..! Hope his son keeps the museum up, sure would love to pay a visit there again.... thumbsup


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He was usually at Davenport swap meet also. His son raced a Harley board tracker on the half mile a couple of times.


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Dale was a super nice guy, always willing to take a phone call to help. Was on our way home after picking up a couple goldstars from Asheville and decided to stop in the museum. I'm upstairs looking at all the xr750's he has and hear this yelling, "who owns the British bikes out there"!!!!! He came upstairs and told me a fellow called him wanting to sell him a goldstar. He gave me the number and I called and purchased the bike. Loved the way he'd grab a guest and throw them in the sidecar of his old bike and race them around the museum. First class guy and will truly be missed.


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