Dan Auerbach’s Bikes – Good Spark Storage

“It takes years to get that mud on there.” Dan Auerbach will get it. He appreciates how every dent, scratch and layer of grime preserves the tales his bikes have been carrying for many years. He wished to verify the Lane Motor Museum displayed his assortment as is they usually had been completely satisfied to oblige.

Oh the patina on this 1948 FL Harley-Davidson.
Dan Auerbach. Picture by Larry Niehues.

Ohio-born and now rooted in Nashville, Tennesee, Dan Auerbach is a musician with an unbelievable ear for genuine music and artists. Along with his extra widely-known resume (co-founder and voice of The Black Keys), he produces and promotes killer throwback music acts by way of his report label, Straightforward Eye Sound. Try Shannon and the Clams, particularly their tune, “Backstreets”; it has a Del Shannon-esque, early 60s rhythm and vibe. His solo work on the monitor, “Ready on a Tune” is nice, too.

A 1940 Harley-Davidson EL.

This inexperienced bike with complementary pink saddlebags is a 1941 Harley-Davidson EL.

We didn’t learn about his affinity for previous Harley-Davidsons, however we’re not shocked by his distinctive style relating to these lo-fi mechanical artworks. It’s the form of uncooked, rough-around-the-edges inspiration you’ll discover in his well-crafted music. Ten of his bikes are on show until Might 6, 2019 within the exhibit, “The Dan Auerbach Assortment: Classic Harley-Davidsons from 1937-1950.” After all, you’re in for a heck of a stroll by the whole Lane Motor Museum facility, that includes a few of the funkiest autos we’ve seen in a single place.

I imply, this entrance fender alone is a murals (1946 H-D FL).

Meet Jack, Dan’s 1946 Harley-Davidson FL.
A 1948 Harley-Davidson FL.

You’ll be completely satisfied to know these bikes are ridden by Dan and in working situation. We’re grateful he determined to point out a great portion of his assortment to the general public and we’re glad the Lane Motor Museum arrange the show for us to soak up in particular person. We stared in admiration for a very long time, finding out the small print of the customized metalwork and folk-art equipment that adorn these American time capsules.

Black Dracula is a current customized Harley-Davidson Ironhead that was impressed by the above Nineteen Seventies coffin tank (with authentic paint). It was custom-made by Lane Motor Museum fabricator Michael Hüby for Auerbach.

Try Dan Auerbach’s newest work and go to the Lane Motor Museum once you’re within the Nashville space. When you cease by earlier than Might 6th, 2019, you may see this assortment and a lot extra!

Only a small fraction of the autos that the Auerbach assortment is surrounded by on the Lane Motor Museum.
Meet Rusty, Dan’s 1946 Harley-Davidson FL.

A 1965 BMW R60/2 sidecar.
A 1939 Harley-Davidson E with classic AMA emblem.