When you walk into the large room behind the showroom area you're hit with wow. This was originally a Toyota dealership that Dave Sr. started. When everything went "big-box" they built a new building on a main thoroughfare and this building became a museum for his large collection of motorcycles. This would have been the service area when cars were sold here, now you can just barely walk to get around all the bikes. They are going through growing pains and have purchased a building across the street that will become a Honda museum. They have since bought the building next to theirs and it will be divided up by autos and motorcycles. With the addition of the much needed square-footage this place will rock when it's all sorted out. I did manage to get a few good shots while they were rolling in the five new members of the fleet. Probably over half of the over 200 motorcycles here are motocross, enduro, dual-sport, trials or flat track. Every ADV base is covered. This would also rank up there as one of their most prized motorcycles in the collection. It's a factory Indian board-track racer from 1912. There's a single on the other side of this one but I failed to get a shot of it. And then there is this 100% original, almost no miles GB500TT. If I could have only one from here this would be my pick. Period. This oddity is an Ariel Leader. Never seen one before. Didn't know they existed. It's the reason we go to museums, eh? In a room off the service area I found a cubby hole of rare Hondas. A Transalp with a CBX land yacht just behind it. Behind those two bikes was a 500 Turbo bike that is really rare. I didn't know what I was looking at until I got home and researched their website. Ultimately I failed to get a better shot. Next time... Sharing the space with jewels of the Honda variety were yet more vintage dirt bikes. How's about a blown Triumph drag bike? Cool display and definitely home built. It would scare you to look at the welds and all of the modifications to the frame. The front loop is from a Triumph but it has been turned upside down a re-arched. The tail section is a bolt-on hardtail and everything in between is a collection of pipe and sleeves. Fast is the only thing, right? As they say in TB, "I'd hit it!" Hodakas, Montessas, Ossas. Besides the Super Rat most of the bikes in this row are trials bikes. And more Pentons than you ever seen in one place at one time. They are everywhere. This is just a sampling. It is worthy to note that Kip has restored between 35 and 40 of the dirt bikes in this collection. Most of them are the Pentons and almost all of those Pentons have been signed by John Penton. This collection drips with cool. How about three really rare Hercules? The other thing about these three bikes is they were all restored by Rik Smits. Yep "the" Rik Smits... retired NBA Pacer... he's into motorcycles like everyone else in this place. More rare bikes after more rare bikes. One of several Rokons in the collection. Kip getting ready to set the Frontera up on its center stand. This has to be the oddest center stand ever made... ever. Note the two new-to-the-collection CZs directly behind Kip. Kip restored the yellow one. Here's the CZ250 in the background that Kip just delivered. I shot it at the old Woodside Motors building in Upland, IN a couple years ago for the calendar. The gentleman in the foreground gave Kip a hand with the delicate process of not dropping it. This Frontera is one of the rarest of Bultacos ever made. Okay we're going to break for pizza. Dave Larsen just got back with a stack of St. Louis thin-crusts and when we're done we're heading across the street to the Honda wing. Did I just say that? Stay tuned.