I enjoyed the article and pictures in this month's AIM about the 1913 Yale motorcycle, especially since I ran across a similar one at an event I attended this past weekend. Here's a picture I took of a 1914 Yale. 1914Yale.jpg
The event was the 4th annual Dave's Hot Rod Picnic, in Monroe, WA, close to where I live.
The event is mostly an opportunity for people to show off their custom cars, hot rods, and antique cars, but quite a few people come on their motorcycles, of which the Yale above was definitely the oldest. I saw a couple of Indians - a Scout and a 4-cylinder one, and a Shovelhead, and I brought my Panhead, but most of the other bikes were the kinds you usually see.
The owner of the property, Dave (don't know his last name), is quite a collector himself. I'm told he has about 100 Indians. I saw at least 30, and he has a large garage that wasn't open this year, where I'm sure he has a bunch more. He's mostly interested in Indians, but I saw a couple of Knucks that I would guess are 46es or so.
He also has a Jones for '34 Fords, with 8 or 10 of various kinds in one garage - pickup, sedan, sedan delivery, coupe, convertible, and even a chauffeur-driven limousine where the drive is out in the open and the passengers are enclosed. The guy who works there as a mechanic says that is one of only two still in existence. That garage also had a Corvette and two pickups. The garage looks like half of a locomotive roundhouse, with about a dozen bays, with a car behind each door.
He also collects airplanes. In one garage he has four twin-engine seaplanes and one regular plane with a single engine. As you can imagine, the garage is pretty good size, to fit five airplanes, although all but one of them have their wings off.