Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Welcome to the home for Honda SilverWing and everyone interested. This is a place to ask questions, share, and learn about the SilverWing and its dedicated riders. Please post an introduction when you join as a sign of Courtesy.
 
HomeCalendarGalleryFAQSearchRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» 2002 Honda Reflex 250cc ABS
by Scootn56 Today at 02:07

» New Swing owner in South Wales
by Easyrider Yesterday at 18:50

» New possible swing owner
by bikehiker Yesterday at 18:22

» Air Shocks
by Cosmic_Jumper Yesterday at 16:30

» Introduction
by oldwingguy Yesterday at 12:34

» Reply to Post is lost
by Easyrider Fri 20 Oct 2017, 15:10

» A bit windy
by steve_h80 Thu 19 Oct 2017, 15:23

» New Honda three wheeler
by cliffyk Thu 19 Oct 2017, 08:19

» Pin Stripes
by bikehiker Wed 18 Oct 2017, 19:19

» Converting Non Abs Rear wheel for tone Ring woes
by siataukreg Wed 18 Oct 2017, 17:55

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
Share | 
 

 Haynes Museum, Somerset, UK

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
MikeO
Site Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 3107
Age : 68
Location : Salisbury UK
Points : 6336
Registration date : 2009-06-29

PostSubject: Haynes Museum, Somerset, UK   Thu 25 Jun 2015, 12:21

Having dropped in to the Haynes Museum last Saturday with X9OC chums for a cup of tea at the end of the West Country Rideout, I decided to ride down again and 'do' the museum itself - it's a bare 50 minutes down the road from Salisbury. It's fantastic and well worth at least another visit fairly soon.

The cars are immaculate and the variety astonishing.

There is a small but perfectly formed Motorcycle Gallery which includes a comprehensive collection of Speedway Bikes.

One thing which particularly made me think: A 1931 Duesenberg, bought at the time by the wife of Whitney (of Pratt & Whitney fame) for the huge-at-the-time sum of £15,000 is now worth £8,000,000! In contrast, the 1996 F1 Ferrari driven by Michael Schumacher cost £8,000,000 to build but is now worth only £30,000! The Duesenberg is enormous - Cruella Deville, eat your heart out! :D

The Dues is the one with the man in the maroon jacket standing at the front of it:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/48028479@N00/sets/72157603247845119/


Last edited by MikeO on Fri 26 Jun 2015, 08:01; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
Dale N.
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert
avatar

Number of posts : 679
Age : 71
Location : Princeton, MN
Points : 2086
Registration date : 2014-02-13

PostSubject: Re: Haynes Museum, Somerset, UK   Fri 26 Jun 2015, 07:24

Those are some nice photos Mike. Thanks.
Back to top Go down
model28a
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 2105
Age : 64
Location : St.Pete.FL.
Points : 5003
Registration date : 2010-02-03

PostSubject: Re: Haynes Museum, Somerset, UK   Sat 27 Jun 2015, 20:33

Mike I thought I posted a thank you, and long post yesterday. I think I hit preview instead of send. Embarassed
 I'm not retyping the long post but I am sending you a big thank you for the link. applause
Back to top Go down
MikeO
Site Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 3107
Age : 68
Location : Salisbury UK
Points : 6336
Registration date : 2009-06-29

PostSubject: Re: Haynes Museum, Somerset, UK   Sun 28 Jun 2015, 09:07

Thanks, Roger.
There but for the grace of God.......! Razz
Back to top Go down
HORNBLOWER
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 165
Age : 62
Location : Birmingham UK
Points : 1675
Registration date : 2013-10-08

PostSubject: Re: Haynes Museum, Somerset, UK   Sun 28 Jun 2015, 18:59

Mike thanks for posting this it looks brilliant. I have passed it a few times and always meant to go but never have. I think it is a trip that must happen this year!
Back to top Go down
MikeO
Site Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 3107
Age : 68
Location : Salisbury UK
Points : 6336
Registration date : 2009-06-29

PostSubject: Re: Haynes Museum, Somerset, UK   Sun 28 Jun 2015, 19:02

It really is worth it.

It's not the cheapest but if you do the 'charity' bit you get unlimited entry for a year.

Shop's good, cafe's good, plenty of level parking and very close to the A303. Smile
Back to top Go down
 
Haynes Museum, Somerset, UK
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Car Museum North West of Chicago.
» A day ride through the Somerset/Wivenhoe Dam area of SE Queensland.
» Electric Mining Locomotive 'SOMERSET'
» Haynes manual for VW Trooper ?
» Vanwest 14 - 16 Sept, Warren Farm Park, Brean, Somerset

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Riding :: Rides and Stories-
Jump to: