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Legends live here.




Every year hundreds of visitors from all around the world journey to E Hayes and Sons' Invercargill store for one reason - to see a remarkable vintage motorcycle with their own eyes and stand in the presence of a legend.


It’s a legend that tells a story of passion and determination to develop a motorcycle to its full potential - beyond what would even seem possible. It’s the story of ‘The World’s Fastest Indian’. The legend of Burt Munro.


Today, Burt Munro's Authentic, Original and Legendary 1920 Indian Scout forms the centerpiece of a unique display of over one hundred classic, vintage and modern motorcycles, automobiles, engines, equipment and memorabilia that makes up the E Hayes Motorworks Collection of classic and vintage motor vehicles.

From working examples of early vintage machinery, pumps, engines and lathes to our original shop delivery van and a range of classic automobiles and motorcycles - from turn of the century models to racing bikes of the modern era - you'll find it all here in a collection unlike any other.


See Burt Munro´s original "World´s Fastest Indian" Click to view a gallery of the displays in our CollectionClick Here to visit our On Line merchandise shop


What's even more remarkable is where you'll find these incredible exhibits. While similar types of displays are housed in museums, you'll find the E Hayes Motorworks Collection spread throughout one of New Zealand's largest and most extensive, independently owned hardware stores. Browse at your leisure through our many shop departments and enjoy classic motorcycles and cars sitting side-by-side products such as powertools, lawnmowers, kitchen appliances and much, much more. It's an experience that gives a whole new meaning to "retail therapy"!

All exhibits are free to view during normal shop trading hours.

We welcome you to view any display in the collection which is entirely FREE TO VIEW during our normal shop trading hours. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are always on hand to answer any questions you may have.


No visit to Invercargill is complete without stopping by our store to see the E Hayes Motorworks Collection.
Motorcycles, cars, engines and memorabilia - It's a range that is always expanding as new and interesting pieces are constantly being added.  Come and experience the legend of Burt Munro and the rest of our remarkable machines for yourself. Each one has a history and a story to tell which we are proud to honour and share with you through the unique exhibits on display in our store.  

CLICK HERE to view a Photo Gallery of the E Hayes Motorworks Collection





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