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#100 Chopper Gary Poh

South Jordan, UT

1942 Harley-Davidson WLA

This is my 1st time participating in this amazing event, and I am excited and honored to have this opportunity.

I own a small motorcycle museum in Eureka, Utah “The Tintic Motorcycle Museum”. The museum is housed in a US Postal Office built in 1922 and is on the National Historic Register

I will be riding a 1942 Harley Davidson WLA. The Motorcycle served our country during WWII and after the war was sold as surplus in the late 40’s. the bike was then “Civilianized” and ridden by its new owner for many years. The bike was parked again in a Texas Barn in the Early 50’s where it sat in the same spot until it was sold and moved to “Legends Motorcycle Museum” in Springville Utah in Mid-2021. I was able to negotiate some trades with Rick Salisbury and take ownership in October of 2021. Nearly every moving part on the motorcycle was completely rusted solid and needed to be loaded on my truck with a fork lift, after 1000’s of dollars, 100’s of hours of labor, lots of heat, penetrating oil, wire brush, sweat, blood and a incredibly unusual amount of cussing, I was able to start the bike again in late March. It is a satisfying feeling to bring old machines back to life again and will be even more satisfying to ride her in this event. And a huge thank you Rick Salisbury for working with me