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Fan favourites steal the show in our newest exhibit, Riders Choice. From sport to cruiser and everything in between, Trev Deeley’s distinguished personal collection of motorcycles and their unique histories can be appreciated at the Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition.

Get up close and personal with these magnificent machines when you visit the Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition. You’ll even get to sit on one of the bikes near the entrance at our great photo op – our staff are happy to snap your photo!

The Deeley Family: A Vancouver Legacy.

Vintage photo of Deeley Motorcycles showing curbside image with motorcyles and salesmen

The Deeley family name has not only been influential in Canadian motorcycle history, but also holds great significance in the history of Vancouver. 

A racer, a collector, and a philanthropist, Trev Deeley’s history and his distinguished personal collection of motorcycles can be appreciated at the Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition.

1950 was the year of the grand opening of the East Broadway location of Fred Deeley Ltd. Previously located on West Broadway, Fred Deeley Limited actually got its start all the way back in 1914 with the opening of “Fred Deeley, The Cycle Man,” on 1075 Granville Street. Continuing the same business he had in England, Fred Deeley initially sold bicycles before starting the sale of motorcycles in 1916 with imported BSAs. Before long, with the motorcycle business booming, the sale of motorcycles and bicycles were separated, and a distinct motorcycle shop was opened on West Broadway run by Fred Deeley Jr. It wasn’t long until the young Trev Deeley joined the team in 1935 as a mechanic, eventually becoming an integral member of the team. It was Trev’s decision to move the shop’s location in 1950 to its iconic spot at 606 East Broadway.

It has now been over 100 years since the Deeley family placed their faith in an almost unknown motorcycle company from Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Harley Davidson, thus becoming the first distributor of the brand in Canada.

 

Vintage photo of Deeley Motorcycles showing curbside image with motorcyles and salesmen

The Deeley family name has not only been influential in Canadian motorcycle history, but also holds great significance in the history of Vancouver. 

A racer, a collector, and a philanthropist, Trev Deeley’s history and his distinguished personal collection of motorcycles can be appreciated at the Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition.

1950 was the year of the grand opening of the East Broadway location of Fred Deeley Ltd. Previously located on West Broadway, Fred Deeley Limited actually got its start all the way back in 1914 with the opening of “Fred Deeley, The Cycle Man,” on 1075 Granville Street. Continuing the same business he had in England, Fred Deeley initially sold bicycles before starting the sale of motorcycles in 1916 with imported BSAs. Before long, with the motorcycle business booming, the sale of motorcycles and bicycles were separated, and a distinct motorcycle shop was opened on West Broadway run by Fred Deeley Jr. It wasn’t long until the young Trev Deeley joined the team in 1935 as a mechanic, eventually becoming an integral member of the team. It was Trev’s decision to move the shop’s location in 1950 to its iconic spot at 606 East Broadway.

It has now been over 100 years since the Deeley family placed their faith in an almost unknown motorcycle company from Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Harley Davidson, thus becoming the first distributor of the brand in Canada.

 

The collection that started it all.

Introducing the Deeley Exhibition, a remarkable haven for motorcycle enthusiasts in Canada, where an extraordinary private collection takes center stage. With a dedication to preserving the rich history and captivating allure of these awe-inspiring mechanical wonders, this cutting-edge establishment has become a premier destination. Founders Don James and Malcolm Hunter embarked on a mission to create a motorcycle museum that offers an unparalleled, authentic encounter, fueling visitors’ passion for the evolution and enthralling tales of motorcycles.

At the heart of their vision lies the remarkable Trev Deeley collection, capturing attention from the moment you approach the gracefully curved steel storefront. Behold a timeless assortment of rare vintage motorcycles that piques curiosity and beckons exploration. Step inside to discover an engaging orbital map, providing an interactive gateway to uncover exhilarating destination rides across British Columbia and Washington state. Immerse yourself in the world of motorcycles as you venture further, guided by a rotating turntable that proudly showcases featured bikes. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always at hand, ready to welcome you and ensure your visit is unforgettable. And don’t miss the photo op area, offering the perfect backdrop to capture cherished memories.

Nestled within the same facility as Canada’s oldest Harley-Davidson dealership, the Deeley Exhibition is an absolute must-visit for aficionados of the two-wheeled steel marvels. Embark on a journey through time and immerse yourself in the captivating allure of motorcycles like never before.

Admission to the Deeley Exhibition is by donation.

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