After spending an hour or two behind the museum, we went back in to examine George Barbers extensive collection. I must admit I spent to much time ogling a few specific bikes, that I missed a bulk of the museums displays. A trip back is certainly in order this year.
|Board-trackers on display on an actual wooden track.
|1959 Tiger Cub, in touring trim w/ larger fuel tank and headlight nacelle.
|1957 Aermacchi Chimera 175. Similar in style with the Ariel Leader.
|Tangerine Dream. 2009 and 1959 Bonnevilles.
|Bikes stacked to the ceiling - quite literally.
|In House, all aluminum fabrication - Proteus D (Jaguar D type replica)
|Hundreds of bikes waiting for restoration is the museums basement.
|70's Super Bikes up next for an overhaul.
|In house fabrication of a Velocette tank. Demonstrations were given.
|More in house fabrication. The facility is set up to build anything.
|Good Friend Gary Fishers 74 BMW f-1 racer on the "Daytona Bowl"
|The Daytona Line Up!
|Jawa Ice Racer. The handlebar is bent to allow for the extreme leaning!
|Check out the spikes on those tires!
|Norton Black Shadow? Whats that duplex frame it's in?
|The "Norvin" is quite possibly the ultimate cafe racer.
|51 or 52 Vincent v-twin motor in a Norton Featherbed Chasis.
|Ultimate Combination or desecration of two of Britain's finest? Debatable.
|perfect symmetry on this '38 Brough Superior.
|981cc 45 BHP at 5 grand, ya dig?
|Lucas Magdyno provides the electrical requirements.
|Beautiful Chrome tank. Flawless. (me getting artsy)
|Jawa 350 GP two stroke water cooled light weight rocket!
|The John Surtees Display. His race bike and car. MV Agusta and Ferrari.
|John Surtess Matchless G50 special. Magnesium and titanium: 245lbs!
|A nice assortment of MV Agustas.
|61 Harley KR750 Side Valve. Comprable to the Brit 500 OHV's in speed.
After a long session soaking in the cycles, I had to break away and get outside. The weather was 80 degrees and sunny and there was an AMCA swap meet calling my name. As a self proclaimed "hoarder" I couldn't wait to get my hands dirty in piles of old parts. Check back shortly for Part 3: The Swap Meet!