Houston Art Car Museum - Offbeat artistry in the Bayou City
By Robert Filla We ride motorcycles for a myriad of reasons—the thrill of adventure, the sensory overload of light, sound, and scent. And then there is the simple display of disregard for the conventional. But when we do step off the bike for a bit of entertainment, that same desire to embrace a madcap alternative dismounts right alongside. And while an afternoon at the movies or a stroll down to the local arcade can provide a momentary, mind-numbing experience, MAD Maps is always in search of roadside attractions out of the norm. As part of that quest for the bizarre,...
Franklin Automobile Museum—Tucson’s best kept secret
Franklins were high-end luxury autos that were on the same level as Cadillacs before the Great Depression. While a Model A Ford would cost about $400, a Franklin would run from $3,000 to $6,000. This museum was opened in 1962 by a successful Tucson businessman who was a huge fan of the Franklin. Along with a sizable collection of these vintage autos, the museum plays host to numerous car club gatherings and meets. You can find more information on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/people/Franklin-Auto-Museum) plus they have just begun a YouTube channel. For more information on navigating this section of the...
Motoring the Mother Road—Get your kicks on Route 66
Historic buildings are located all along Route 66 as it crosses America. Included are many museums celebrating the Mother Road’s rich history. Two such sites are the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, west of Oklahoma City and the Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum in Warwick, just to the east of Oklahoma City, 120 miles apart. The museum in Clinton is regarded as the ultimate Route 66 experience. Its galleries have been recently redesigned to offer a premier journey covering this revered section of tarmac. Seaba Station began life as a gas station and machine shop. It has a great collections...
Alisa Clickenger and Women's Motorcycle Tours Announces MAD Maps as the Official Mapping Partner
NORTH CAROLINA, June 10th, 2021 - Women's Motorcycle Tours (WMT) welcomes MAD Maps (https://www.madmaps.com/) as the Official Maps Partner for the Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride (SCMR2021). MAD Maps will be providing limited edition printed maps for the SCMR2021 as well as working with Women’s Motorcycle Tours to produce the road books given to riders. MAD Maps will have a presence at the Women’s Motorcycle Festival and Conference in Arlington, Virginia, and as premium map makers and information gatherers will be producing the programs coordinated with WMT. Both special edition Centennial Ride maps and road books will be available to all riders participating in all...
MAD Max's First Ride!
- MAD Maps
- Official Mapping Partner
- Women's Motorcycle Tours