Featured Pages "I wants to make yer flesh creep" Some Gruesome Relics of Bygone Days seen by the Motor Cyclist on Tour
Wayside GibbetsThe Mother of Invention "I recommend that you maintain the business connection with Daimler. His invention is entirely trustworthy, and it will have a future, the magnitude of which we cannot begin to imagine today."
Levassor, Panhard and the woman who brought it all together - Louise SarazinHawker Motorcycles An obscure marque built by an Australian. He is the Hawker of Hurricane and Harrier fame.
Some 150 motorcycles from a dozen countries - some in original condition, and some fully restored, one of which won it's class at Pebble Beach in 2016.
There is no logic to the Talbott collection, other than the most logical thing of all: it's full of stuff Robb Talbott likes. This means three large categories: vintage dirt bikes, MV Agustas and all things Italian; and tiny, 175cc, pre-1957 Motogiro bikes. There are even a few vintage bicycles. "I don't believe you can build anything of note without passion," says Robb. "The motorcycle museum is phase three for me, after the clothing company and the winery. I want to give back to the sport that has given so much to me.
I never lost my love of motorcycles. This whole thing wouldn't work if I didn't have the passion. I love motorcycles."
The museum is curated by Bobby Weindorf, who also oversees the restorations. He began riding at the age of 12, and worked with some notable motorcycle companies and racing teams both in America and in Europe, as well as running his own business. He too is absolutely passionate about motorcycles.
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