Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum

The Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum is a 'Collector's Collection' museum in Solvang, California, United States.[1][2] The museum was founded in March 2000 by Virgil Elings, a local retiree and a collector of motorcycles.[3]

Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum
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EstablishedMarch 2000
LocationSolvang, California
Coordinates34°35′29″N 120°08′22″W / 34.5914°N 120.1395°W / 34.5914; -120.1395Coordinates: 34°35′29″N 120°08′22″W / 34.5914°N 120.1395°W / 34.5914; -120.1395
FounderVirgil Elings
OwnerVirgil Elings

The museum's collection includes a Britten V1000, a supercharged version of a Vincent Black Lightning, and a rare Vincent Grey Flash, one of four Isle of Man TT racing specials.[4]


  1. ^ Berk, Joe. "Destinations: The Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, California - Classic Motorcycle Touring". Motorcycle Classics. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  2. ^ "Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum". Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  3. ^ "Museum and Virgil's History - Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, Solvang, CA". Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  4. ^ Tim Mayhew (October 8, 2004), Solvang Antique Motorcycle Museum,, retrieved 2009-02-27[dead link]

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