WTT museum featured on ‘Small Town Big Deal’ March 14

Mar 04, 2013
Photo by: Donated photo Wheels Through Time curator Dale Walksler is pictured with the crew of “Small Town Big Deal” during the filming of the show, which will air March 14.

RFD-TVs newest show, “Small Town Big Deal,” will bring its viewers to Maggie Valley to visit the Wheels Through Time Museum at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14. The program will profile one of America’s most famous motorcycling destinations and how it came to be in Maggie Valley.

The crew spent the better part of an entire day filming at the museum last October, highlighting not only the great stories of the  machines in the 38,000-square-foot facility, but the story of how the museum came into being and the path traveled to develop it into the country’s premier collection of rare and significant American motorcycles and autos.

“We are so pleased with all of the exposure that Maggie Valley receives nationally because of Wheels Through Time,” explains Lynn Collins, director of the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority.  “With the growing interest in motorcycles over the years, we get a lot of tourists riding motorcycles.  Our mountains make a perfect scenic drive, and Wheels Through Time is an ideal spot for our tourists to stop and take a break.”

The show's host, Rodney Miller, called WTT the “most amazing collection of rare motorcycles (he’d) ever seen, and the best venue to learn the history of these rare motorbikes.”
“Small Town Big Deal” began airing September 2012.  Miller grew up in the small town of Benton, Illinois, not far from the original location of Wheels Through Time and Dale’s Harley-Davidson in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. He has a love for small town life, and out of this passion arose his idea to spotlight stories from the small rural communities across America.
RFD-TV is a channel that is devoted to rural issues, concerns, and interests. The networks name is a reference to Rural Free Delivery, the proper name given to the U.S. Postal Service's system of delivering mail directly to rural patrons.
For more information, visit www.smalltownbigdeal.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/smalltownbigdeal. To learn more about Wheels Through Time, visit www.WheelsThroughTime.com.

 

 

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