Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Third day - Alan's home motorcycle museum

This continues the series of my Motorcycle Adventure travels getting from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth which is the first goal, over a two day period. Now in Port Elizabeth before flying to Durban for Goal two. Details of the whole trip here.

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While at Alan's home motorcycle workshop getting my motorcycle shocks fixed and the bike serviced, I was amazed to find that he is a full on motorcycle enthusiast. Alan has in the region of about 30 restored motorcycles of all sizes and shapes ina separate set of rooms at his home integrated into the workshop.

When he is not busy doing the more mundane motorcycle services for customers, he is working on restoring all sorts of bikes to their former glory.

Bike Museum room at home
Museum overflow area into the workshop

The largest collection of model motorcycles I've seen
My attention was drawn to the many model motorcycles that Alan has collected over time. You can see more of his museum on his website here: http://www.bikealanpe.co.za/Museum.html

Monkey bike's are one of his favourite collectibles

You can see some of the resoration projects active  in the workshop
I have to say, all round it was a most interesting Saturday morning spent at Alan's workshop. Not only did he sort out my Bike and fix and service it, he also offered the chance to browse and talk about old bikes.

More tours on our list of tour route summaries are available, where we explore these sorts of motorcycle adventure tour routes. Just choose one of our events and reserve yourself a place on one of the future motorcycle adventure safari events.

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