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The Buddy Stubbs Motorcycle Museum Houses Rare Vintage Bikes

Buddy Stubbs with his Harley from the movie Electra Glide in Blue

Buddy Stubbs with his Harley from the movie Electra Glide in Blue

Buddy Stubbs is a bit of a legend in the motorcycling world. Stubbs was a talented racer in his youth who was respected on the dirt ovals of the 1950s and 1960s. The pinnacle of his racing career came when he won the 1963 Daytona 100.

Stubbs also worked as a Hollywood stuntman for over a decade. He performed some of the most notable riding stunts in the cult classic 1973 movie Electra Glide in Blue, which starred Robert Blake.

Now, Stubbs is one of the most successful Harley-Davidson dealers in the nation. Stubbs gives back to the motorcycling community with his admission-free motorcycle museum in Cave Creek, Arizona. K&N recently visited the beautiful facility and we found a treasure-trove of rare and vintage motorcycles.

A view of the Buddy Stubbs Motorcycle Museum in Cave Creek, Arizona

Rows of vintage treasures inhabit the Buddy Stubbs Motorcycle Museum

Visitors are welcomed at the entrance to the museum by Evel Knievel’s replica Triumph motorcycle built by Evel himself after the infamous Caesar's Palace Fountain Jump. Stubbs and Knievel became friends when both were racers in the 1950s and 1960s.

The minute you enter the 3000 square foot, bi-level museum, the walk through two-wheeled history begins. The clean, industrial ambiance will appeal to gear-heads and motorcycle lovers.

The facility is packed with over 130 rare motorcycles from 37 different manufacturers. Around a dozen countries are represented in the various marquees. Many of the brands and even some of the countries (like East Germany and Czechoslovakia) are no longer with us.

Interior view of the Buddy Stubbs Motorcycle Museum in Cave Creek, Arizona

Every corner of the museum is packed with rare motorcycles from around the world

The museum’s caretaker told K&N that if oil and fuel were added to any one of the bikes on display it would start and run. That is a particularly amazing detail when you consider that many of the motorcycles were built in the very early years of the 20th Century.

The motorcycles are perfectly detailed and the display is flanked with incredible memorabilia on every wall. It is truly a first-class motorcycle museum in every way. Buddy Stubbs’ love of the mode of transportation and the sport that has defined his life is evident in every detail.

It should not surprise anyone that K&N filters are well represented on many of the historic motorcycles – especially the very cool vintage race machines. Here is a look at some of the moto-treasures found in the Buddy Stubbs Motorcycle Museum.

Vintage Harley flat track racer at the Buddy Stubbs Motorcycle Museum in Cave Creek, Arizona

Stubbs rode this K&N-filtered vintage Harley in the opening ceremony of the 2017 Arizona Mile

Evel Knievel's Caesar's Palace Fountain Jump Triumph replica

Evel Knievel built this exact replica after his infamous Caesar's Palace Fountain Jump

1913 Indian at the Buddy Stubbs Motorcycle Museum in Cave Creek, Arizona

The oldest bike in the Stubbs collection is this 1913 Indian

Jawa speedway race bikes at the Buddy Stubbs Motorcycle Museum in Cave Creek, Arizona

Both of these 1970s-era Jawa speedway race bikes wear K&N filters

British classics at the Buddy Stubbs Motorcycle Museum in Cave Creek, Arizona

British classics are well represented in the Buddy Stubbs collection

Harley 'Pea Shooter' at the Buddy Stubbs Motorcycle Museum in Cave Creek, Arizona

This Harley 'Pea Shooter' is in pristine condition

Evel Knievel Harley at the Buddy Stubbs Motorcycle Museum in Cave Creek, Arizona

Stubbs became friends with Evel Knievel when both raced together in the '50s and '60s

A combat Indian at the Buddy Stubbs Motorcycle Museum in Cave Creek, Arizona

The Stubbs collection includes combat-dressed Indians and Harleys


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