Great article. Thanks for sharing it with us here, smoker. I laughed at your nightmare, but it shows how close old bikes are to your heart.
Honda has a museum at Motegi, which we plan to visit at the end of October, whilst attending the Moto GP. Apparently there are some but certainly not all the race bikes there (Will take pics!)
Many of their cars are lend out to museums & other places and Nissan has a huge warehouse full of old concept, race & rally cars stored away – which I got to visit once.
Was incredible to see. Hundreds of cars - lovingly cared for (In an old Nissan factory building). Not a museum, only possible to see by special invitation. Some rally & race cars still had flies all over their fronts.
Very few people get to see this collection, but at least it's there. We did plead with Nissan's top executives to turn it into a proper museum, but it's just not a priority for them, sadly.
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