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