Café Cool At AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame
March 25, 2014
Custom Motorcycles On Display
Bike builders are doing very cool things with old standards these days. The stripped-down, purposeful designs are taking the café racer motif in new directions, and two of the leaders in this area are Analog Motorcycles’ Tony Prust and Cliff Meyer of Meyerbuilt Metalworks.
The latest showcase for their original top-of-the-line work is the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum on the AMA campus in Pickerington.
While the core mission of the museum is to showcase the lives and careers of members of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the facility also rotates specialized exhibits designed to expose visitors to different areas of motorcycling. The exhibit “2 Wheels + Motor: A Fine Art Exhibition” currently supplements the Hall of Fame. Prust’s and Meyer’s bikes are part of a display highlighting some of America’s newest talent in custom bike designs.
“It is an honor to be selected to display a few of the custom motorcycles I have created,” Prust says. “I would encourage fans of custom motorcycles, art and two-wheeled goodness to come out to the museum and check out this unique exhibit celebrating two-wheeled art.”
Meyer’s work, as you would guess from the name of his company, shows off his always-evolving metalwork.
“I like to build bikes that are practical yet unique,” he says. “I strive to develop my metalworking skills to a higher level with each build, and try to accomplish something I haven’t done before each time as well.”
Meyer hopes visitors get a taste for the amount of work he’s put into his bikes.
“Overall, I want people to look at the bikes and see how much I love to work with metal and the passion I have for motorcycles,” he says.
To learn more about the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, see www.motorcyclemuseum.org. Even better, stop by. It’s at 13515 Yarmouth Dr. in Pickerington, Ohio.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through its support of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, please visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com