Nelson’s treasured classic motorcycle collection has begun its journey to Invercargill.
John Shand, the former manager of New Zealand Classic Motorcycles says it’s a day of mixed emotions.
“I’m sad to see the bikes go of course but It’s so good to see that they’re staying in New Zealand and going to a good place.
Among the first load are a couple of running, patina Camelback Indians dating as far back as 1908.
With 30 bikes fitting into each truck, the collection of over 300 bikes is expected to take until the end of August to be completely transported to it’s new home.
But the bikes won’t be going alone, Nelson’s Dave Roberts will be shifting down south with them to take up his new role as manager of the collection.