Lane Motor Museum Displays Vintage Harleys Courtesy Of Dan Auerbach Of The Black Keys

Posted: 3:31 PM, Jun 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-01 20:31:40Z

If you like motorcycles and music, Lane Motor Museum has the collection for you!

"This is a collection by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys," said Rex Bennett, Education Director at the museum. 

The motor museum is known for its unique collection of European cars, amphibious vehicles, and curious creations.

"These [Harleys] are mostly from 1936 up to the 1950s," Bennett said. 

Auerbach's vintage Harley Davidson collection has taken center stage. Bennett said this is the first time they've been on display for the general public. 

"Many of these bikes are in very dusty condition. If you notice around the museum most of the other items are shiny and washed. Dan really wanted to keep these as original as possible," he said, "Many of these bikes are 'barn finds.' Found in somebody's garage or left outside in the elements. He's very much an original condition and patina kind a guy."

Patina is a green or brown film found on the surface of metal, which is produced by oxidation over a long period of time.

Bennett said he hopes motorcycle enthusiasts take advantage of the unique collection and stop by before they hit the road. 

"We're typically not a motorcycle museum, so we don't have that large of a collection of American motorcycles. I thought this might be a great opportunity to have folks coming to Lane Motor Museum that wouldn't normally come here," Bennett said.

To learn more about Lane Motor Museum, visit the website .