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  • One one side of the elevator are two stacks of motorcycles, five stories tall...
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  • and there's another twin stack opposite...
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  • A corner for modern race bikes...
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  • Dirt bikes hung from walls...
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  • After taking all that in, you can get to the bikes actually on the floors...
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  • On the bottom floor, closed to the public, are the workshops. And more exhibits...
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  • 2007 Lakewood Special built by Hank Young on Discovery's "Biker Build-Off." Assembled from scavenged parts like a 1961 Harley-Davidson panhead motor, leaf spring from a 1940s Ford pickup a headlight from an Essex automobile.
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  • Indian has been resurrected today. This is an example of where it came from: a 1946 Chief.
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  • 1965 Honda C102 Cub. The Cub line made Honda what it is today in the US. More than 27 million have been produced and they're still on sale internationally.
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  • 1923 Scott Sprint Special from Britain. First built in 1908, it was water-cooled and featured automatic oil injection and rotary inlet valves.
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  • 1983 Ducati MHR 1000 Mk 3. Built on a 900 S.S. it was a paint-job replica of the bike Mike Hailwood used to win the 1978 Isle of Man TT.
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  • Now known only for its bicycles, Italian company Bianchi started making pedal bikes in 1885 before it spent decades producing just about anything with wheels. This is their 1957 Tonale 175.
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  • 1996 Britten V-1000, one of ten. It was a highly novel bike built in New Zealand.
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  • 1874 Kawasaki 1600 V-8. Yes, that's a four-stroke V8 engine, built and installed by Briton Allan Millyard.
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  • 1938 Brough Superior, made famous by Lawrence of Arabia and called "The Rolls-Royce of motorcycles."
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  • 1953 CZ 350 GP, a Czechoslovakian bike
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  • The first 2012 EBR 1190RS produced by Erik Buell Racing, the company formed after Harley-Davidson closed Buell
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  • 1982 Hesketh V 1000 superbike, backed by the same Lord Hesketh of the Formula One team. Only 170 bikes were built, but one of the original employees still builds them today by special order.
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  • 1958 Cushman Eagle, built in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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  • A 1966 BMW R60/Steib in the foreground, a 1933 BMW R4 in the back
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  • Before Wilhelm Maybach's last name became known for rappers and Russians, he built this with Gottlieb Daimler: the 1885 Maybach Daimler Reitwagen. It features one of their inventions, the carburetor.
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  • 1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona
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  • 1951 Velocette MAC
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  • 1956 Maserati 160/T4 Lusso, another product of the Maserati Spark Plug and Battery Company.
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  • A Rush from the 1920s, a Belgian bike built from 1922 to 1934 by a man named Van Geert
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  • Lotus F1 cars - back when Lotus was more than just a name and a paint job on a Formula One car. In front is the 1994 Lotus Type 109 driven by Alex Zanardi, the car that would be its last on the F1 grid until the company name returned in 2010.
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  • The 1989 Lotus 101 driven by Nelson Piquet. The first of its cars after the turbo era ended, it was powered by a Judd V8 with 610 horsepower. The technical director at Lotus in 1989? Mike Coughlan of Ferrari-McLaren Spygate fame...
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  • 1954 Lotus Mark VIII, said to be Colin Chapman's first attempt at a fully aero car. The "wind tunnel" used to test its aero was was cotton balls taped to the body in various places, with Lotus Development Director Mike Costin strapped to the hood to watch how the cotton balls moved. Costin would go on to be one half of Cosworth Engineering.
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  • 1952 Lotus Mark VI Sports Racer, Chapman's first production car, first all new Lotus-penned tube-frame chassis an first real sales success
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  • Replica of a 1948 Lotus MkI, built in a garage in back of his girlfriend's house. It was a rebodied Austin 7 from the 1930s
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  • A 2001 Arrows A22 Formula One car on top of the elevator
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  • Even the walls of the elevator shaft get love
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