Text and photo's of the Legends Motorcycle Sidecar Cafe / Museum by Horst Roesler
Legends Motorcycles has been a part of the Springville Scene for the better part of 2 decades, with Rick and his team offering service from a scenic faciltiy in downtown Springville, not to far from where Jeff Decker operates his famouse "Hippodrome Studio" and his wife the "Art Trolley" Restaurant. When a local car dealership next to the I-15 exit, Rick took the chance to expand and give his collection a new perspective and showcase in 2014. The building was extensively re-modelled and the first floor serves completely as Art Gallery.
A dedicated collector of Jeff Decker's Bronce Sculptures, the cllection features more than 22 original Jeff Decker bronces, including a complete "Boardtrack Race", the gargantuan "Petrali Knuckle" AND a new 1:1.5 Hillclimber as it is the welcome Piece at the Harley-Davidson Museum at Milwaukee, created by Jeff in create secrecy for the opening of the Museum in 2008. A different colour-accented but impressive in size and quality DAH Hillclimber is now outside the Legends Motorcycles shop.
David Uhls Paintings – often supported by the fitting original bikes – are a major part, as are Tom Fritz, Scott Jacobs and a number of yet to be made famous artists. The lower floor presents part of Rick's Motorcycle collection – most of which already has or will be in riding condition – as well as some of the custom motorcycles that "Legends" has created as "Aftermarket V-Twins" in recent years under the brandname "Legend Motorcycle" and which are still available on demand. The actual work- and machineshop, where service and maintenance is provided, takes probably only 1/3th of the ground floor, but they take on all types of classic American Motorcycles, not just new and old Harley-Davidson's.
Highlights of he Museum are incredible original condition Indians and Harley-Davidson's, A super-rare Indian "Despatch Tow" in original paint and quite a number of American brands you may have never heard off.
With the move from the previous downtown Location at Springville in May/June 2014, the Gallery/Museum is open to the public and the workshops fully operational. The huge parking lot – just opposite of the local Walmart – is also used for public gatherings. Restaurant and Brewery will add to the popularity of the Shop.