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Current Exhibition

Cycles and Cinema

In the early twentieth century, motorcycles became the symbol of desire, evasion, wonder and speed.

As the world became more regular, controlled, and narrow, these in your face, noisy, roaring, speed machines represented a way to break free and signal your independence. No limits. Every decade, every era, has a new motorcycle and rider that became its symbol and banner. These symbols in turn were highlighted in music, books, design, and, of course, film. The motorcycle’s celluloid history dates back to the silent era, and continues to make an impression today.

Motorcycle movies symbolize freedom, rebellion and independence. More importantly, the best movies portray not only stunning bikes but also a close-knit relationship between the movie character and the vehicle itself. In contrast to simple props, the motorcycles served as extensions of the characters riding them.

Motorcycles have always been a point of interest in movies. Classic movies such as The Wild One, Easy Rider and On Any Sunday, as well as newer films like The World’s Fastest Indian and Long Way Around have made their mark in Hollywood history. Perhaps more importantly, movies give people a glimpse into the motorcycle world, and bring more and more people to experience the enjoyment and freedom of riding motorcycles with friends.

Book a tour

You are invited to come down and view Trev Deeley’s legendary gallery first hand. We provide an engaging atmosphere where business and leisure can partner up. Whether you’ve been on a bike or always wanted to the Deeley Exhibition and Conference Facilities has something for everyone. Seeing is believing. Call us today to book your closed gate group tour.

604 293 2221


Previous Exhibitions

Founded by Trev Deeley, our rotating exhibition represents a lifelong passion for the sport and of motorcycling. With generous support from the Deeley Group, the Deeley Exhibition maintains Trev’s legacy showcasing more than three million dollars worth of motorcycles to the public from our Vancouver Exhibition Centre.

Our Legacy

Motorcycle Museum and Show

Showcasing what is perhaps the finest private motorcycle collection in Canada, the Deeley Exhibition preserves the history and beauty of these mechanical marvels in our state of the art facility. Owners Don James and Malcolm Hunter began with a vision for a motorcycle museum that was an authentic experience, and encouraged visitors to get excited about the history and evolution of the motorcycle.

Their vision highlights Trev Deeley’s impressive collection, an experience that starts at our curved steel storefront. Experiential elements include: the interactive “Orbital Map” which allows visitors to explore destination rides across BC and Washington state, a rotating wheel turntable, a photo opportunity area, and our always-present, helpful and knowledgeable staff.

Deeley harley davidson venue storefront

Located in the same facility as Canada’s oldest Harley-Davidson dealership, Trev Deeley Motorcycles, the Deeley Exhibition is a must see for anyone with an interest in steel on two wheels.

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