Throughout 2018 a large expansion and redevelopment project will take place at Classic Motorcycle Mecca in Invercargill which aims to transform the existing collection into Australasia’s premier motorcycle museum.

With a large expansion and redevelopment project officially started this month, deconstruction work within existing under-developed floor levels of the multi-story building housing Classic Motorcycle Mecca has begun.

While up to 30 local suppliers work their magic, the work is not expected to interrupt day to day operations at either Classic Motorcycle Mecca or the rather tasty Meccaspresso Cafe, meaning you can still check out Invercargill’s biggest year round motorcycle attraction.

“It’s a very exciting year for Classic Motorcycle Mecca and Transport World. We have been looking forward to progressing this development for quite some time, said Transport World Director Joc O’Donnell. The new space is not only going to be larger but completely different from what is currently on display. The ways we are planning to present our content and exhibits is not only new for Motorcycle Mecca but also Transport World. We can’t wait for our guests to see it”.

Once the revamp is finished we can expect not only a big change to exhibition space, but also a much broader attraction developed in partnership with Transport World and Wellington based experience design specialists Gibson Group.

Much of the existing 300+ classic bikes are set to remain in the collection, but their accompanying information and presentation will be significantly different. Unique exhibition concepts are currently under development and they include a much wider scope of motorcycle themes, interactive displays, technological improvements and family friendly exhibits.

The new expansion is expected to open later this year.