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Andrew Quin got a little 1972 Honda QA 50 for Christmas, and, at age 4, he was hooked. During his formative years Andrew was an active racer in motocross and drag, circuit and endurance competitions, but now he just rides dirt bikes.
Recently he opened his very own motorbike museum – the Bicheno Motorcycle Museum & Restorations on Tasmania’s picturesque east coast. It’s all bright lights and gleaming chrome, with 60+ bikes on show, dating back to the 1920s. Andrew has all the big names - Triumph; Royal Enfield; Ariel; Norton; Vincent; Noriel; Ducati; Honda; Harley Davidson and Bultaco, to name just a few.
There are no limitations for the bikes that Andrew collects – they could be from the 1900s or 2009 - as long as they are fairly rare and he can afford it, he’ll buy it. Andrew’s favourite period for motor bikes, however, is from the 1920s to the 50s as the bikes from this era are classic and full of character with their moving valve springs and external push rods. After this period Andrew reckons bike design became ugly.
Condition of a bike doesn’t matter for Andrew because part of his love is repair and restoration, which he does in a workshop alongside the Museum.
Andrew also displays other peoples bikes and buys and sells as well.
Vincent Motorcycles, "the makers of the world's fastest motorcycles", began with the purchase of HRD Motorcycles, less the factory premises, by Phil Vincent in 1928.
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