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photoblog image Sign of the American Motorcycle Museum

Sign of the American Motorcycle Museum

 

in Raalte/NL,  spotted yesterday morning,  the museum itself was  closed.

 

"At the age of 25, Max Middelbosch bought, together with his wife Ans, his first Harley-Davidson.
It was an 'Electra Glide', which he liked because of its style, sound and character.
Together they started riding through Europe, many times to destinations in far communist east.
And a lifelong passion was born.

At this point the collection exist of about 150 American motorcycles, mostly Harley-Davidson and Indian.
The American motorcycle which is still produced and was produced the most, is Harley-Davidson, so this motorcycle is best precented in the collection. but motorcycles such as Ace, Excelsior, Henderson, Thor, Rikuo, Super X and Mabeco are also exhibited in the museum.
The museum gives an overview of American motorcycles produced between the beginning of 1900 to the 1980's.

That Max Middelbosch has a unique collection, shows from the fact that a big part of his collection was exhibited on the European 'Open Road Tour' in 2003. The event was organized for the 100th birthday of the Harley-Davidson Motor company."

Sign of the American Motorcycle Museum

 

in Raalte/NL,  spotted yesterday morning,  the museum itself was  closed.

 

"At the age of 25, Max Middelbosch bought, together with his wife Ans, his first Harley-Davidson.
It was an 'Electra Glide', which he liked because of its style, sound and character.
Together they started riding through Europe, many times to destinations in far communist east.
And a lifelong passion was born.

At this point the collection exist of about 150 American motorcycles, mostly Harley-Davidson and Indian.
The American motorcycle which is still produced and was produced the most, is Harley-Davidson, so this motorcycle is best precented in the collection. but motorcycles such as Ace, Excelsior, Henderson, Thor, Rikuo, Super X and Mabeco are also exhibited in the museum.
The museum gives an overview of American motorcycles produced between the beginning of 1900 to the 1980's.

That Max Middelbosch has a unique collection, shows from the fact that a big part of his collection was exhibited on the European 'Open Road Tour' in 2003. The event was organized for the 100th birthday of the Harley-Davidson Motor company."

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Apr 2019, 01:20
I enjoyed this post very much, Philine.

Aged between 20-30 I had a passion for motorcycle touring, and my wife and I made a number of very enjoyable tours in Australia.

I am not a fan of Harley Davidson machines as I feel they have a massive imbalance of Form before Function...they are more "works of art" than "vehicle".

Japanese motorcycles have a slight bias to Function.

European motorcycles have done it best.

I still have a motorcycle...they are very hard to give up, once you have experienced touring on one.
Philine: Thank you kindly, Ray, for your personal comment! I can imagine you as young lad touring on your motorcycle , now you are biking ...
Great sign...We see lots of Harleys here, mostly ridden by old guys....smile
Philine: I can imagine - America might be the right place for these big machines ..., many thanks, Frank!
I like this post! Good thing they started this before trump was put in office - his steel tarif's have chased HD out of the country.
Philine: The open roads of America might be the right places ...Many thanks, Elizabeth!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Apr 2019, 06:27
The romance and lure of the open road..
Philine: for many people, like Ray, indeed! I love more the paths ... Many thanks, Chris!
Très interessant tout ça !
Merci pour les explications
Philine: Merci bien, Claudine!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 Apr 2019, 07:46
That's really good, Philine one of the best
Philine: Oh no, but I thought of my little series about signs. Many thanks, Lisl!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 18 Apr 2019, 08:00
What a shame that you could not visit the museum.
Philine: It was too early - and am I a fan of American motorcycles? Read the comment of Ray!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Apr 2019, 08:41
That sounds like a very impressive collection. We have a Harley Favidon dealership near my home and it it a meeting point for many riders on Sunday especially. Some of the new Harleys cost considerably more than my car! I'm not a fan; I don't like the noise they make. The motorcycle on the sign looks as they it based on an old motorcycle
Philine: I, too, am not a fan of those machines, it might be a typically male hobby. I thought to finish my series with this sign. - Yes, we have early -summerlike temperatures here, too, it is wonderful and I am on way to a jour fixe at a café, probably we'll be sitting outside in the sun. Over Easter temperatures of 23 degr. C are expected, the ideal weather for bikers like you. Many thanks, Alan!
I love that sign. Being a very keen motorcycle enthusiast, as you might know, I would love to visit this museum although I can't get as excited over American machines as I can the British ones of years gone by, oh and I do like German BMW's from the era when the two cylinders were flat and stuck out each side of the bike, they were considered a luxury bike to have back in the 60's.and 70's.
Philine: I know that you are a very keen motorcycle enthsiast and I recall your photos on SC. I notice that you are also very knowledgeable about motorcycles - as Ray and Bill. Many thanks, Brian!
An interesting story, and a very original sign!
Philine: Many thanks, Prof. Wilson!
The Harley is much loved motor cycle. My Niece's husband builds custom motor bikes
Philine: I think you know much about those machines. I am an absolute greenhorn in these things. Many thanks, Bill!
that is a great sign Philine and it is hanging quite high on the building....petersmile
  • Salima I.E.M. Senders
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Apr 2019, 21:53
what a nice story together with your images, thank you Philine!

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