Motorcycle Legend Coming To Greenville Car Show

On his previous visit to Greenville, Don Emde received a key to the city from Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner.

Don Emde, a 1999 inductee into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, has been added to the list of featured celebrities at the 5th Annual Greenville Graffiti Car Show in downtown Greenville, Illinois. Emde will be signing copies of his new book Finding Cannon Ball’s Trail from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. The book tells the story of the May 2014 cross-country journey that Emde and a group of fellow motorcycle enthusiasts made to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the same trip made by Erwin “Cannon Ball” Baker in 1914. Emde’s group stopped in Greenville during their trek. He is excited about his return visit to the community and the opportunity to be a part of the Greenville Graffiti Car Show.

Winner of the 1972 Daytona 200, Emde is also a member of Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame. After his racing career, he focused on a new career as an author and publisher of books and magazines devoted to motorcycling. To accommodate Don’s fans, a special parking area for motorcycles will be designated at the car show.

Three cast members of the classic television show Happy Days will also be signing autographs at the Greenville Graffiti Car Show on June 18. Anson Williams (Potsie), Don Most (Ralph Malph), and Erin Moran (Joanie) are reuniting for this special appearance from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. that day. They will also appear the night before at a special ticketed event, “An Evening At The Diner”.

Registration for the car show is from 9:00 a.m. until noon with awards at 3:00 p.m. Cars and trucks from 1991 and older are eligible for judging. Entry fee is $15 for judging and $7 for display only. Dash plaques will be given to the first 150 registered.

For more information, contact the Greenville Chamber of Commerce at 664-9272 or visit Greenville Graffiti Car Show on Facebook.

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