10 Reasons Why You Must Visit the National Motorcycle Museum

Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's Asphalt Angel

Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s Asphalt Angel is a star attraction of “Big Daddy’s” National Motorcycle Museum exhibit.

7. Ed “Big Daddy” Roth
For somebody who grew up collecting “Odd Rod” cards, it doesn’t get much cooler than seeing a giant Rat Fink painted on a refrigerator door at the National Motorcycle Museum. Except maybe seeing Asphalt Angel, a super-groovy V6-powered trike built by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, parked in front of it. Story goes Roth rode Asphalt Angel from Los Angeles to St. Paul, Minnesota, to the Street Rod Nationals but they turned him away because it wasn’t based on a car that was originally built before 1949. Nobody put the fun and funk into SoCal hot rod and “Kustom Kulture” quite like “Big Daddy” and the collection of Roth memorabilia at the museum is eclectic like the man himself.

Ed "Big Daddy"Roth's Rat Fink at National Motorcycle Museum

Gotta love seeing an Ed Roth original painting of Rat Fink on a refrigerator door at the National Motorcycle Museum.

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