One of the most popular attractions in Tamworth and certainly a favourite among the Hoggies at the 24th Annual HOG Rally is the Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum.
MotorbikeWriter is currently attending the rally, dubbed the Iron Horse Muster because of the cowboy element of Tamworth, and we are looking forward to returning today to the museum to check out the latest exhibits.
It’s right next door to the Powerhouse Quality Hotel where many a weary rider has dusted off his boots.
The museum was established 13 years ago and is staffed every day except Christmas by volunteers who can tell you all the background stories on the bikes.
It’s a great collection of about 50 rare and significant bikes from the 1950s to the ‘90s, so you’ll probably find your first bike, your favourite bike and your dream bike.
The rarest and most expensive on display is the limited edition gold series MV Agusta F4 bought for $125,000 and now worth about $300,000 followed by a rare green frame Ducati worth almost $100,000.
Local motorcycle restorer Stefan Hodgson is constantly working on the collection so you will see new bikes every time you drop in.
The museum is open seven days, from 9am to 5pm but motorcycle clubs can request later hours. It only costs $8 ($6 pensioner, $4 child and $16 family) and they give you a free cuppa.