Aus­tralian Mo­tor­cy­cle Mu­seum closes

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The mu­seum con­ducted by Allen and Lor­raine Smith at Haigslea closed in Septem­ber 2014. The fi­nal mo­tor­cy­cle swap meet was con­ducted there over the week­end of the 7 – 8th Fe­bru­ary, 2015 by the His­toric Mo­tor­cy­cle Club of Queens­land. This pre­sented Allen with the op­por­tu­nity to sell off some of the un­wanted ma­chines and parts. He did how­ever re­tain some ma­chines that he in­tends to keep. Allen has with the as­sis­tance of his son Michael been im­port­ing Bri­tish, Amer­i­can and Ja­panese ma­chines as well as some parts for sev­eral years. At the present time im­port­ing is ex­pen­sive some­what with the dollar be­ing down to a low level. How­ever he is ex­pect­ing an­other con­tainer shortly and this has sev­eral Moto Guzzis, Honda Fours, Kawasaki and a 6 cylin­der Benelli. Allen is now based in Bris­bane and later when premises are fin­ished be­ing es­tab­lished he will be able to dis­pose

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