Gunners Garage

CAR MUSEUM WITH PIRATE SHIP?

Located about an hour away from Old Cars Weekly headquarters, Steve “Doc” Hopkins free museum is filled with mighty muscle cars. Hopkins is the owner of Doc’s Harley-Davidson in Bonduel, Wis., but he is also a record-holding drag racer and his go-fast interests turned him onto ‘60s muscle machines. Doc’s Harley dealership has all the basics: showroom, accessory and apparel store and motorcycle repair shop. But it also has some oddities like a zoo, the muscle museum, a giant chopper-shaped rib fryer and a pirate ship. Also displayed in the museum are about a dozen motorcycles and such artifacts as a 1937-1939 Ford V8-60 flathead V-8 engine. Doc also has a rare 1920’s John Deere Model E stationary engine and a Harley-Davidson stationary engine that was made during the Great Depression, when motorcycle sales were lagging. Doc’s Harley-Davidson, Inc., can be contacted at West 2709 State Highway 29, Bonduel, WI 54107. It is open Mon. and Thurs. 9-5; Tues. and Weds. 9-6; Fri. 9-8; Sat. 9-4 and Sun. 10-3. Call at 715-758-9080 or email docshd@mail.tds.net. The website is www.docshd.com

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