Wheels, tires, pistons, fenders. If it’s got any of those components we’re interested! Yes, this is nominally a motorcycle site but when confronted with the chance to check out a stunning collection of both bikes and cars, we cannot resist. That’s exactly what we were offered on Sunday – an opportunity to visit the collection of Dave Markel from Skippack, Pa. In the process of putting together the Modern Classics Motorcycle Show here at Martin Motorsports each of the past three years we became acquainted with Dave’s collection through his friend Mike Casale. Mike’s from Skippack too, is a noted bike collector in his own right, and takes a big role in managing Mr. Markel’s amazing collection and private museums. Last Sunday, on a beautiful spring morning, a number of us from the Martin Motorsports family had the chance to visit Dave’s collection. Words don’t do it justice but maybe some of these pictures can.
While Dave’s impeccable collection is not publicly displayed you can ordinarily see examples from his collection at the Radnor Hunt Concours (http://www.radnorconcours.org/) , coming up on September 15, 2013 in Malvern, Pa. or other antique shows in the region. Who knew there was so much incredible stuff here in Southeast Pennsylvania.