Motorcycle Hall of Fame - Neil Peart's BMW cycle and S.S. Professor
An exhibit called MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles opened on June 28, 2008 and displayed through February 2009 at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Columbus, Ohio.
Featured in the exhibit is Neil Peart's 1994 BMW R1100GS motorcycle and his R30 drum kit (also known as "S.S. Professor").
If you're in the Columbus, Ohio, area check it out.
MotoStars: The Book
This richly illustrated 168-page companion to the exhibit presents a comprehensive examination of the relationship between celebrities and motorcycling and the impact of celebrity culture on the motorcycle industry. This book is no longer available.
Paul Nuzzo's picturess
Reader Paul Nuzzo sent some great high resolution pictures (each about 1 MB) of the exhibit. He had this to say about his visit:
My family and I had a chance to see Neil's motorcycle and drums at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. It was great seeing the kit again (I saw it on the S.S. Professor Tour) and Neilšs motorcycle that he rode during his ghost riding days. Išve enclosed some pictures. You may notice that some parts of the kit are set-up differently (e.g., Roland Cymbals) or missing (e.g., Solid Shell snare replaced Edge snare). I wonder if Lorne Wheaton, Neil's drum tech, was involved in the set-up or was it done by someone else.
Enjoy the pictures. Feel free to put these pictures on your website.
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Other photos and information
Rushisaband.com-- includes pictures of Neil Peart visiting this exhibit