Otago Museum content services officer Rebecca Keenan
examines a 1936 Brough Superior SS80 De Luxe Special
motorcycle at the Otago Museum. Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
More motorcycles have arrived at the Otago Museum as
preparations continue for a big motorcycle show, which will
open next month.
Oamaru motorcycle dealer Rick Selfe this week brought in
seven motorcycles he is loaning for the exhibition, the
oldest being a 1965 Czechoslovakian-made CZ 250.
Mr Selfe (66), a former motocross rider, was looking forward
to a ''brilliant'' show, which will boast more than 100
motorcycles when it opens on November 16.
Among the stars of the developing collection is a 998cc
Brough Superior SS80 Deluxe Special, a high-quality and
expensive motorcycle made in England in 1936.
Museum content services officer Rebecca Keenan said she had
been a ''confirmed pedestrian'', but now planned to learn to
ride a motorcycle after being impressed by the
''astonishing'' quality of the nearly 50 machines already at
The show's oldest machine was made in 1902 and the newest was
manufactured this year.
The show, ''REVolution: 100 years of motorcycles'', will run
until February 16.