Organized by the National Motorcycle Museum, found in Iowa, the ‘American Barn Find’ tasks riders to see what they can find in America’s barns and backyards. It’s a something many bikers already do, peering into the hundreds of open barns and sheds while riding by and wondering what mechanical treasures are hidden away.
Auction houses find some of their best items and television shows become hits based on finding forgotten classics in this manner. What is found can be donated or lent to National Motorcycle Museum for a new exhibition where they will recreate the corner of a barn right in the Museum and show a random collection of stuff that just kind of "happened" there.
Created with items no longer needed, tossed out and then forgotten the Museum staff will construct the corner of a barn in the Museum with old barn boards, beams and will become a permanent display in the Museum. Filled it with great old stuff, the new exhibit will open during the National Motorcycle Museum's June 3, 2017 Vintage Rally event in Anamosa, Iowa.
Whether an item found on the road or something that may look good in a museum, they can be loaned or donated to the National Motorcycle Museum.
1915 Iver Johnson V-Twin - National Motorcycle Museum