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September 7, 2010

Born To Be Wild: Motorcycle Exhibit At Reagan Library

Traveling to Southern California? The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley is featuring a motorcycle exhibit until November 9. It contains 35 motorcycles divided into three sections: classic to modern Harleys, vintage motorcycles dating back 1899, and movie and celebrity motorcycles.


“Vintage” motorcycles on display include:

  • 1903 Harley Davidson
  • 1913 Californian
  • 1922 Ner-A-Car
  • 1948 Indian (from the Daytona 200)
  • 1959 Cushman Eagle
  • 1970 Jawa Speedway
  • 1979 Honda CBX
  • 2000 Custom Harley Chopper
  • 2008 MV Agusta

Celebrity motorcycles include those ridden by Steve McQueen, Joe Jonas, Dan Gurney and Keith Carradine.

Movie motorcycles include:

  • The 1920 Indian Scout ridden by Anthony Hopkins from “The World’s Fastest Indian”
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1991 Indian from “The Terminator”
  • Space Bike ridden by Adam Sandler in “Bedtime Stories”
  • Motorized bicycle ridden by Will Smith and Kevin Kline in “Wild, Wild West”
  • The Batgirl and Robin motorcycles ridden by Alicia Silverstone and Chris O’Donnell in “Batman and Robin”
  • Motorcycle ridden by Chris Pine as Captain Kirk in “Star Trek”

The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is included as part of the admission price for the library. Tickets are $12 for adults 18-61; seniors 62 and older, $9; youths 11-17, $6, and children younger than 11 are admitted free. For more information, call 800-410-8354.

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