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Richard Schultz collection of Vintage Motorcycles on display

by Earl Horlyk from https://siouxcityjournal.com The Betty Strong Encounter Center will rev up its engines as collector Richard Schultz brings his “Marvelous Motorcycles” to the center’s atrium Aug. 3-29. Among the vintage motorcycles will be a 1938 Indian 4-Cylinder and a 1941 Harley Davidson Military Prototype. A longtime rider from Le Mars, Iowa, Schultz began restoring vintage antique motorcycles and cars beginning in the late 1960s. Schultz has been active in the Antique Motorcycle Club of America for more than 48 years and was its former national director. In addition, he has published two books for enthusiasts, including one about Henderson Motorcycles, that featured a forward by Jay Leno. Admission to the Betty Strong Encounter Center and the adjoining Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center is free. For information on the center’s programs, call 712-224-5242.

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Interviews with Bator International and Jay Leno: “Walter: The Missing Link” Documentary

“Walter: The Missing Link” Documentary Final interviews are shot with Bator International and Jay Leno Slinger, Wisconsin – April 25, 2021 – After eight years of development and delays due to the pandemic, The Edge Ltd. shot the final interviews for the “Walter” documentary with Bator International and Jay Leno in California last week. The Bator interview with motorcycle broker/restorer Glenn Bator was shot at the Bator facility northwest of Los Angeles and the Leno interview was shot at Jay’s Garage in Burbank. The interview topics included Walter’s provenance, restoration, and the caretaking of rare and historic motorcycles. Producer James Cutting thanks Glenn, Jay, and the EPIC Creative team for their support of the “Walter” documentary. “Walter: The Missing Link – Discovery of a Centennial Motorcycle” is the story of the last-known Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Truck in existence, affectionately known as Walter. This documentary chronicles the life and times of Walter the forecar from its early days of service on the streets of Old Milwaukee, through many decades of desolation stored in a horse barn, and then decades of restoration to eventually become the most valuable service motorcycle in the world. Along the way, the producer explores the history of three-wheeled motorcycles; the Harley-Davidson Motor Company’s development of commercial service and delivery motorcycles, and most importantly documents one man’s adventure in restoring a motorcycle that had been in his family for nearly a century. Independent producer James Cutting considers the discovery of Walter to be the most extraordinary barn-find of our times. “Walter: The Missing Link – Discovery of a Centennial Motorcycle” documentary will be released in 2021. A late-summer premiere is planned in Milwaukee. For more “Walter” documentary content visit www.walterdoc.com

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Jay Leno’s 9/11 Harley-Davidson Signed by Celebrities Is the Bomb 20 Years Later

Back in 2001, at a time when America was struggling to regain its footing following the devastating September 11 attacks, celebrities were among those who jumped on board the compassion train and did their best and lend a helping hand. From his position of respected car and bike collector, Jay Leno decided the best way he can help at that time was to sell one of his most prized possessions. He chose a Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide, had it signed by a bunch of mostly Hollywood A-listers, and even advertised it on his Tonight Show. He then placed the bike for sale on eBay in October 2001, and just a few days later sold it for $360,200. All the money was donated to the Twin Towers Fund. It became without a doubt the most expensive newer-generation Harley motorcycle sold. From that moment, the bike was pretty much not heard from until this week, when it popped up on the lot of bikes scheduled to sell during the Mecum Indiana State Fairgrounds auction in Indianapolis in May. The bike is in pretty much the same condition as it was nearly two decades ago, and obviously the one selling it hopes to fetch an impressive sum for it. The fact that the Harley still has the signatures of the celebrities who endorsed Leno’s idea back then is sure to help. There are a great deal of signatures on the bike, as reported by Mecum, including: Jay Leno himself, Tom Cruise, Sylvester Stallone, Samuel L. Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matt LeBlanc, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Cuba Gooding Jr., Salma Hayek, Pamela Anderson, Earvin “Magic Johnson, Mira Sorvino, Michael Richards, Terry Bradshaw, David Spade, Martina McBride, Ed Harris, Leelee Sobieski and Rodney Dangerfield. Other than the names featured on it, the bike is

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