History buff? Take a look at our previous exhibitions.

Exhibit at the Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition celebrating 100 years of motorcycling. The display features a motorcycle with a sidecar in the foreground and a backdrop with bold graphics and the text '100 years of motorcycling.' Additional vintage motorcycles and historical information panels are visible, highlighting the evolution and milestones of motorcycling over the century.

100 Years of Motorcycling

JUNE 2017 - MAY 2021

The Deeley family name is significant to both the history of Vancouver and Canadian motorcycle history. A racer, a collector, and a philanthropist, Trev Deeley’s distinguished personal collection of motorcycles and their unique histories can be appreciated at our curated museum, the Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition. 2017 marked 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.

Scene from the iconic movie 'Easy Rider' featuring two motorcyclists riding custom choppers on an open road through a desert landscape. The lead motorcycle has an American flag-themed fuel tank, with two riders in leather jackets and casual attire enjoying the freedom of the ride.

Cycles & Cinema

JULY 2013 - MAY 2017

Motorcycle movies symbolize freedom, rebellion, and independence. In the early twentieth century, motorcycles became the symbol of desire, evasion, wonder, and speed. These cycles in cinema portray not only stunning bikes but also a close-knit relationship between the movie character and the motorcycle itself. In contrast to simple props, the bikes served as extensions of the characters riding them.

Exhibit at the Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition featuring a 1998 Buell S1 White Lightning motorcycle with racing number 354, set against a red backdrop with the text 'Bonneville Salt Flats.' The display highlights Shane Kenneally's world record of 150.03 mph set on this motorcycle at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

Made In America

DECEMBER 2010 - MAY 2013

Made in America takes a deeper look into the amazing history of the motorcycle industry in North America. The motorcycle has become an important piece of Americana, representing freedom in the “land of the free”. There have been over 315 motorcycle manufacturers in the USA since 1897 and this exhibit showcases over 60 of the rarest and most significant bikes to give you a sense of the industry’s history and continued relevance.

Exhibit at the Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition featuring two classic motorcycles on display. The foreground showcases a black and chrome vintage bike with an informational plaque, while the background displays a red and chrome motorcycle. The backdrop includes a stylized image of a motorcyclist, enhancing the historical ambiance of the exhibition.

End of Empire


This fascinating exhibit takes an objective look at the collapse of the British motorcycle industry. This walk through time illustrates the rise and fall of Britain’s motorcycling industry and showcases motorcycles from 17 different manufacturers from AJS to Zenith, spanning from 1908 to 1995. A cautionary tale eerily reflective of today’s near collapse of the US automotive industry.

Exhibit at the Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition featuring a vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycle prominently displayed against an orange backdrop with historical information about Harley-Davidson's early years from 1910 to 1920. Another vintage motorcycle is visible in the background, highlighting the rich heritage of Harley-Davidson.

Classic Harley-Davidson

MAY 2007 - NOVEMBER 2008

From a 1912 Model 8 to the 100th Anniversary Model Electra-Glide, see the evolution of the motorcycle that has become the gold standard in the industry today.