What’s In The Barn. A New TV Series About Vintage Motorcycles Starring Dale Walksler Of Wheels Through Time Museum

WhatsInThe-Barn1On June 18th, will debut on Velocity TV the new series “What’s In The Barn” starring Dale Walksler and his   The new show brings the world of America’s rarest motorcycles and autos to your living room, focusing on the hunt for hidden treasures tucked away in America’s barns.

WhatsInThe-Barn2Dale Walksler has spent his life searching high and low for these long since forgotten gems, uncovering history in some of the most unusual and extraordinary places.  As his passion grew, so did his collection, eventually evolving into the motorcycle Mecca that is the “Wheels Through Time Museum. With over 350 machines on display inside the 38,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, one would think he’d be running out of room.  But the search for history continues, and “What’s in the Barn” is your ticket inside the unique life led by one of America’s foremost motorcycle treasure hunters.

Walksler relocated from Mt. Vernon, IL  to Maggie Valley, North Carolina in 2002, and hasn’t looked back since.   Since its reopening, the museum has hosted over a half-million visitors, and the collection continues to grow due to Walksler’s undying passion for the rare and antique.

The first episode of “What’s in the Barn” will air on Tuesday June 18, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. after the season finale of “Chasing Classic Cars”.  The following week, the new show moves to the 10:00 slot for the duration of the 8-episode season.

36 Responses to “What’s In The Barn. A New TV Series About Vintage Motorcycles Starring Dale Walksler Of Wheels Through Time Museum”

  1. 1 Rodent May 28th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    This sounds like the first motorcycle reality show worth a damn! Dale has his shit together.

  2. 2 TodT May 28th, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I agree, this will be something to really look forward to!

  3. 3 tattooeddmike May 28th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Best of Luck Dale! Sounds like a good show to watch! Thanks again Cyril for keeping us informed.

  4. 4 Schminkie May 28th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Nice! – I’ll be tuning in for sure.

  5. 5 MADrider May 28th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Now that actually sounds like a show worth watching for a change. I will be checking that one out.

  6. 6 Seymour May 28th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    WTT is a great place to visit but you won’t want to live there..

  7. 7 Iron Horse May 28th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I’ll be tuning in to this one for sure. Thanks Cyril!

  8. 8 May 28th, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Good luck with the show Dale.

  9. 9 May 28th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Might turn the television on, looks like a winner to me.

  10. 10 nicker May 29th, 2013 at 12:53 am

    OK, there’s another cool new show, watch a guy digging out cool old stuff from out of the way places.
    That’s one way to look at it. But there’s another perspective.

    More shows like American Pickers may be profitable for the entertainment industry and “the actors,” but they do nothing but jack up the price for the average hobby dude searching through swap-meets, garage, and estate sales, for the obscure treasures needed to bring old stuff back to life.

    Getting more Doctors and lawyers bidding up the price of old stuff doesn’t help the little guys who have lived, and breathed this stuff all their lives.

    The point is, shouldn’t “Reality” be experienced instead of being watched on TV…..???

    IMHO anyway

  11. 11 Rob May 29th, 2013 at 4:04 am

    Love it!

  12. 12 May 29th, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Nice guy great collection. One has to go to the museum and meet dale. Well worth the trip. ..Z

  13. 13 May 29th, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Finely a M/c reality show that doesn’t star an Ass—-. This guy knows his stuff and is not full of himself. Met him once and he is a humble and friendly gentleman.

  14. 14 LenNY Sinnet Barnett HD May 29th, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Looking forward to watching this show looks great….. LenNY

  15. 15 Seymour May 29th, 2013 at 7:36 am

    lol I meant to say you won’t want to LEAVE there.

  16. 16 May 29th, 2013 at 7:55 am

    This will be worth watching, Dale and his passion for this subject is solid REALITY, there just happens to be a film crew in the mix now. Im in.

  17. 17 Pat Simmons May 29th, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Congratulations Dale! We’ll all be watching, and lovin’ it, Good hunting!

  18. 18 May 29th, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Awesome……. Dale is such good guy …can’t wait ..EVERYONE should watch this!

  19. 19 DAYTONA DONNY May 29th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I must agree a bit with Nicker ..while it is great to see some of these lost relics of time ..it certainly impacts the chance of these finds remaining ….with the social media so rampant ..those little lost treasures will not be on the endangered species list …but extinct !

  20. 20 Dale May 29th, 2013 at 9:25 am

    I’m looking forward to this. Dale W. is great. Best of luck.

  21. 21 bob May 29th, 2013 at 9:46 am

    about time a good real motorcycle program

  22. 22 Dave May 29th, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Nicker& Donny – It just goes to show that you can always find a reason why someone else shouldn’t do something if you look hard enough.

    Somehow though, I don’t think that because seeing Walksler “find” some obscure bike or part might mean its not there for you to “find” in the future, is reason enough to feel threatened by this show.

    Now, as to the “reality” of such shows; “if you believe that the “Pickers” and even Walksler, will just happen to stumble upon the location and a particular item while we are watching them on TV, then I have a great oceanfront beach house in West Virginia I would like to sell you.

  23. 23 chopmonster66 May 29th, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Sounds like a great show, with the best host they could find. Dale is a great guy and loves his bikes. If you have not been to his museum you are missing out on some way cool bikes and a great place. Congrats !!! on the new show Dale…

  24. 24 rebel May 29th, 2013 at 11:14 am

    i can’t wait for REAL reality.

  25. 25 Gotham May 29th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Of course this tv show, as all other reality shows, is heavily scripted. The bikes and parts are discovered well in advance. Can they make a good episode? Yes? Ok. Send a camera crew for the shortest time possible (production wants to make a lot of money) Dale is doing some rehearsing with the crew, then the crew shoot images. Dale acts front of the camera, faking the discovery of a treasure. Then, interview with pre-prepared questions and answers. It may be a great show, but very far from real life. Come on guys. Grow up. It’s all about making money for everybody involved.

  26. 26 May 29th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Dale and Matt are two of the best and I for one are happy for them I wish them alot of success……

  27. 27 May 29th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Dale and Matt are a coupe of the gentlemen of our industry, the show is well deserved, Congrats from Laura and I, Erika, Karlee and the team at Klock Werks!

  28. 28 Rob May 30th, 2013 at 1:30 am

    I hope Dale makes enough$$ to keep the bikes happy……and the museum open.

  29. 29 nicker May 31st, 2013 at 1:12 am


    You missed the point completely.
    We’re not “telling someone else what they shouldn’t do”
    Its a free country, you do what ya want.

    We’re simply prediction the result..
    And that is that the price of entertaining a bunch of Yuppies
    will likely destroy an activity that a few have spent a life time quietly enjoying.
    So finding, collecting and fixing old scooter treasures without breaking our family budgets will be gone forever. (or until some other fad captures their fancy).

    Regarding Reality shows:
    Don’t know much about em, but do know that some are BS.
    A car broker related this story the other day.
    A friend who supplies cars to Hollywood told him he recently leased two “classic cars” to a production company for a TV show.

    The cars were “uncovered” after a “storage locker” bidding war. and were returned to the leasing company ofter the show. The story line was all BS.


  30. 30 May 31st, 2013 at 7:15 am

    I would like to thank everybody for their comments. I can assure nicker and other doubters we did NOT rent any machines for our show. The purpose of this show is to showcase the romance of the AMERICAN motorcycle, past and present. It is not scripted, all leads for these relics a re real. And PLEASE believe me. It is NOT a make a buck in the end. See you in June! thanks again dale

  31. 31 Jun 1st, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Congrats Brother,
    ,, You have been an inspiration to me for a long time,,, Cant wait to check it out

  32. 32 Mark Anthony Jul 2nd, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Nice show Dale, I enjoyed watching the first episode last week; but don’t tell us the show is not scripted.

  33. 33 Reaper87 Jul 17th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Where the hell are these Barns ?

  34. 34 Reaper87 Jul 17th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I have been riding and repairing Bikes for over 25 years and I would like nothing better than to be able to put my hands on some of these bikes that are surprisingly left sitting in a Barn.
    U.S. Army

  35. 35 rich leasure Oct 6th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Awesome Show!! I dont collect bikes or parts…I dont ride bikes…But I love this show!!

  36. 36 Oct 6th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    “See you in June! thanks again dale”
    And the heavy of the show actually comes on this site and replys to comments?

    Isn’t it nice when someone puts their name on something and rides it to the ground if necessary. We’ll tape it. Thanks for the heads up June 18th.

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