Arlen Ness to Open Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum's 'Awesome-Ness' Exhibit

Master motorcycle designer and builder Arlen Ness will visit the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington, Ohio, July 24 to open "Awesome-Ness," a new exhibit honoring his career and featuring 11 of his custom motorcycles.

Ness will sign autographs and personally cut the ribbon to the installation at 6 p.m. The exhibit will be in the Museum?s Hall of Legends, where motorcycling?s best-known personalities are celebrated.

"Awesome-Ness" joins the just-opened "MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles" installation as a major Museum exhibit. At 5 p.m., immediately preceding the 6 p.m. "Awesome-Ness" ribbon-cutting, the museum will also dedicate the photography exhibit "Red Bikes," an installation featuring nine large photographic prints by artist and motorcycle aficionado Dawn Deppi, each vividly capturing the powerful sculptural beauty of classic bikes.

The "Awesome-Ness" ribbon-cutting and "Red Bikes" dedication are open to the public. Click here for more details.

Following Thursday's events, the action moves to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days (VMD) at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, for three days. The annual event is expected to draw more than 40,000 enthusiasts, and the entire weekend benefits the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum.

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