January 8, 2018
Welcome to our latest issue of the DSHC (David Silver Honda Collection) News Bulletin. With now over 4,000 visitors since we formally opened last July (despite our relatively remote location!) we are set to far exceed all our expectations for year 1! We have welcomed visitors from across the British Isles as well as Europe, America and Asia.
New models arrived – You may have seen in the motorcycle press that we successfully won with our bid, a 1992 NR-750 at the Coys Auction during the February MCN show in London. This now takes pride of place in our museum display, culminating the year by year presentation of over 150 classic Honda motorcycles. In addition, we have recently added a 1970 PF50 Graduate in brown to complement the 1970s/80s Belgium factory produced moped line-up, a 1982 C50L Automatic in red and a fully-restored 1962 Benly CB92 Super Sport in blue. We have an ongoing shopping list of identified models and are currently seeking original UK examples of a GL1500 and NS400R.
New museum features – the museum display will continue to evolve over time. Some new attractions currently being produced include a special plinth for the NR which is shaped and finished in the design of its oval piston. The circular display in the museum’s arrival area, which features an original C100 and CB750, is being enhanced with a colorful world map showing the locations of Honda motorcycle factories around the world and allowing international visitors to the museum to mark their home location. We are also producing two large backdrop information boards covering the background of the Honda Cub F-type and that of founder Soichiro Honda. These new features will be on display by the end of June.
Club & Group visits – The museum has become the centre of attraction for many Club and Group runs. We have welcomed over 10 groups to-date including our industries own heads of manufacturers club. The CBX Club have a visit booked for this June as do the Honda Owners Club and the Gold Wing Owners Club in August as well as the Pan European Owners Group. Do contact us if you would like to organise a Club run with special museum group entry rates.
Comment Cards – we continue to monitor the comment cards left by visitors after their tour of the museum and look to accommodate any special requests and helpful suggestions.
Souvenirs – A small range of souvenirs and gifts are now available. We have on offer; Mugs, Pens and Key Rings as a starter to a growing range of products. These can be purchased during a visit to the museum or online today at www.davidsilverspares.co.uk
New Guide Book – Our new guide book to the history of Honda motorcycles and our Collection is now available and selling well. The 120-page colorful A4 landscape design book is full of interesting information covering the years of Honda Motorcycles from the start in 1946 through to 1991 as well as detailing the museum bikes along with their technical data. At just £12.00 retail it is a must for all Honda enthusiasts. We also offer a limited edition hard-back version at £25.00. Both books are available now online at www.davidsilverspares.co.uk