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spend a few days a month talk­ing to cus­tomers and do­ing a bit of bike main­te­nance items. Alas­tair Ford, a re­tired me­chanic and busi­ness­man, has taken on the en­vi­able role of un­paid me­chanic. He spends vir­tu­ally ev­ery day in the work­shop, where vis­i­tors can watch him, and the other spe­cial­ists, at work through large win­dows. His ready smile con­firms there’s nowhere else he’d rather be. In­stru­men­tal to the ded­i­cated team are deeply tal­ented spe­cial­ized me­chanic Steven Scul­lion, equally tal­ented ma­chin­ist Alan Malaquin, and In­grid Pen­fold, the mar­ket­ing and pro­mo­tions man­ager.

Early in the pro­ject, Wayne pointed out that there were no race bikes in the col­lec­tion. Tom’s re­sponse was sim­ple, “Let’s buy!”. Thanks to Tom’s abil­ity to in­dulge in the thrill of the chase and com­ple­tion of a pur­chase and/or restora­tion, we have a world-class mo­tor­cy­cle mu­seum on our doorstep.

NZ Clas­sic Mo­tor­cy­cles is truly a credit to all those in­volved. Don’t be put off by the $20 en­try charge — it’s worth ev­ery cent and more, and NZ Clas­sic Mo­tor­cy­cles do­nates a size­able per­cent­age of the tak­ings to lo­cal char­i­ties. When you visit, al­low plenty of time. Trust me, you’ll need it.

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