New Showroom 2022
by Dick Shappy
Question: What does one do when he runs out of space to display his vintage motorcycle collection?
Answer: He covers the indoor pool, of course, and uses the space to exhibit his bikes.
The 1940 Crocker is the first motorcycle seen as one enters the display area from outside. The window side of the display area was reserved for completely original motorcycles.
After draining the pool, workers placed 2x10 planks horizontally to span the pool.
The plank being placed over the pool on the shallow end.
All the 2x10 planks in place.
1/2 inch plywood sheets are now placed over the completed decking.
Two coats of grey deck paint was applied to the plywood sheets completing construction of the cover.
The first display table is moved into the new showroom.
It was decided that the 1908 Curtiss be given a top display space and is the first bike brought in.
Moses the Shepherd directing the move of the bikes.
Workers centering the Curtiss twin onto the display table.
The Curtiss will now be secured onto the table and rest in place.
Bikes in the collection being arranged in place.
We decided to place the bikes in a simple style order as seen here with the 4 cylinder Pierces together.
More motorcycles are brought to the display area.
The 4 cylinder Hendersons were placed next to the other 4 cylinder motorcycles.
All the Flying Merkles are displayed together.
Early Pope and Indian motorcycles in their original condition were placed in the same section.
The extremely rare 1901 Hercules deserves top billing and was placed on the special exhibit table.
More early original Indian motorcycles are displayed on the window side.
We have begun to bring the motorcycle memorabilia into the new showroom.