Museum Overview

The motorcycles in the museum are from the private collection of Virgil Elings. He has been collecting motorcycles for 2 decades. The collection is quite broad with something for everyone, ranging from a 1910 FN to the present, and across all makes. The emphasis is tilted toward racing motorcycles since Virgil and his son Jeff were involved in vintage motorcycle racing, both motocross and road racing.

The Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum is an easy day ride out of Los Angeles, through the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley.

The museum is located in the former Solvang Designer Outlet Center now owned by Dr. Elings. You can find us in the former Brooks Brothers store (maple floor and all).

The museum rotates some of the bikes each month so that the bikes on display are constantly changing and expanding.

Our hours

Under the new Covid 19 guidelines, we are open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission is $10 per person
Children under the age of 10 are admitted for free with parent or guardian.

Other Activities While Visiting Solvang

  • Visit the Mission Santa Ines (just around the corner from the museum). The Mission was established in the early 1800's.
  • Gamble at the Chumash Indian Casino, just minutes from Solvang.
  • Golf at the Alisal River Course, a few minutes from the museum.
  • Visit Nojoqui Falls, just down the road, a favorite spot for motorcyclists.
  • Tour the beautiful countryside of the Santa Ynez Valley.
  • Go wine tasting at one of the local wineries. There are over 40 to choose from!
  • Stop for refreshments at the historic Cold Spring Tavern, an original stop on the old stage coach route.
  • Take a glider ride over the Santa Ynez Valley.
Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum | 320 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463 | | 805.686.9522 | site map
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