This Jeff Decker designed Vincent Black Lightening is just one of the many motorcycles on display at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.
Synergy is a good thing when you are a motorcycle museum in a small town in eastern Iowa. But in addition to the National Motorcycle Museum, J&P Cycles is headquartered in Anamosa, Iowa, and though completely separate corporations the two companies continue to work together, sharing ideas and involving customers.
Not a day goes by without J&P Cycles, and its customers giving financial and marketing support to the National Motorcycle Museum. “When you call to place an order at J&P Cycles, your customer service rep typically asks, ‘Would you like to round up your order dollar amount and make a donation to the National Motorcycle Museum?’ and those few dollars really add up,” says Zach Parham, Vice President and General Manager, the son of the Founder of J&P Cycles, John Parham. “Our customers know my dad’s passion for motorcycle history and the Museum and like to help out. By the end of the month, with thousands of orders, customers make a substantial donation.”
Founder, John Parham offers, “I haven’t been part of the day to day operations at J&P Cycles since the end of 2011, but a lot of the programs put in place over the last decade live on. It makes me feel really good that my customers like the Museum enough to send over a few dollars when they place an order. There are other forms of sharing as well. Cycles has great marketing technology, huge reach, and continues to grow. Helping get a brochure in with a customer order, or mentioning the Museum in an email makes all the difference.”
The National Motorcycle Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit originally formed in 1989. It moved to Anamosa in 2000 and in 2010 was moved into a 35,000 square foot space to better display the collection of over 420 loaned and collections motorcycles, plus thousands of pieces of art and memorabilia, bicycles and toys, even a restored 1920’s gasoline station. “My wife Jill and I put our hearts into J&P Cycles to make it what it is today. We really appreciate the support the company and its great customers continue to give to the National Motorcycle Museum.”
Cruise into the National Motorcycle Museum located at 102 Chamber Drive in Anamosa, Iowa. Experience the extensive display of over 420 motorcycles from around the world as well as thousands of photographs, posters, motorcycle memorabilia, a collection of antique toys and bicycles, even a restored 1920’s Shell gasoline station.
The Museum is open seven days a week the year around. Museum members are admitted free. Becoming a member is quick and easy. Admission is $8.00 except during special events. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. The National Motorcycle Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. For more information, call 319 462 3925 or plan your visit to the Museum on the web at www.nationalmcmuseum.org.