Janesville store featured in segment of 'What's in the Barn?'

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Catherine W. Idzerda
Monday, June 30, 2014

JANESVILLE--On Tuesday night, a treasure from Janesville--by way of Minnesota--will be showcased on a national television show about a museum in North Carolina.

At 9 p.m., the Velocity Channel show “What's in the Barn” will feature an item from Bargains and Beyond, 2430 Center Avenue, Janesville.

Details about the treasure, a Harley Davidson advertising clock, are sketchy, but “What's in the Barn” is a show about Dale Walksler and his son Matt's search for rare motorcycles and memorabilia.

Walksler, who used to be a Harley-Davidson dealer, now runs Wheels through Time museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Everything in the museum works, even the century-old motorcycles.

Jeff Wesling and Brad Hughes, who own Bargains and Beyond, bought the clock for a unspecified price--that information will be on the show--from a Minnesota dealer.

Bargains and Beyond specializes in advertising signs and tools but also sells  miscellaneous antique, retro and new items.

In an April story in The Gazette, Hughes described the clock as “The Holy Grail of all advertising clocks.”

That prompted Hughes to contact “What's in the Barn,” and the Walkslers responded.

In late April, a film crew spent part of a day in Janesville on the segment about the clock.

Hughes said he was excited about the show and hoped it would bring people to see what else the shop offers.

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