Sunday, March 10, 2013

Motorcycle Mecca | Newburgh, NY

Did you know that Newburgh, NY is considered the crossroads of the Northeast? Well...I think it's also on it's way to becoming the Motorcycle Crossroads of the Northeast as well!

Newburgh is home to Orange County Choppers, Moroney's Harley Davidson / Honda, and in 2011 we were blessed with the opening of Motorcycle Pedia Museum.


We decided to visit the museum yesterday as we have been meaning to go but never got around to it...we weren't sure what to expect really. OMG...OMG...this museum is AWESOME...and I don't even ride! (Although I've been known to ride with people occasionally....back in the day!)


The museum displays hundreds of motorcycles (Over 400) and just about every make/model from Harley to Triumph, to Japanese & Choppers and beyond. It's most well known for the world's only COMPLETE Indian Motorcycle timeline from 1901 on... including sidecars...It's truly amazing! Each bike display includes a description and history.

Indian Collection Timeline

The museum is located at 250 Lake Street in Newburgh, NY in an old Lumber Warehouse. It was opened by Jerry and Ted Doering (Both collectors. Read their story here). It's two gigantic floors chock full of not only bikes but also some great memorabilia from Films (think TRON and Easy Rider) and Political events (Nixon Motorcade) etc... Upstairs you will find the Indian collection as well as International Imports, Choppers, cool Customs and Hill Climbers (excuse my terminology...not an expert here). Downstairs has military, police, and some smaller makers and imports (Vespa) as well as a huge room with 3 Vintage Motordomes...so cool!

Motordomes

The museum is a great place for kids too...There are a few displays set up specifically for photo taking and they even provide prop jackets and hats... Below are a few more images and links to each website for you to check out. Also check out upcoming events this spring.  It's worth the trip to Newburgh to explore the Motorcycle Pedia MuseumOrange County Choppers and Moroney's Harley Davidson...for bikers and non-bikers alike! These motorcycles are truly works of art and a great preservation of transportation history that we can all appreciate. See ya there!

These are just pure fun!

Kawasaki & Hill Climber

Military


NYPD HD and Easy Rider Chopper

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