Motorcyclepedia, the major motorcycle museum opened in Newburgh, New York last April 16, was featured in the New York Times on-line December 23, 2011. While describing the extraordinary exhibits contained in the 85,000 square-foot facility, author Daniel McDermon focused on Jerry and Ted Doering, the father-and-son team behind the massive project managed under the auspices of the Gerald A. Doering Foundation.
About the two floors of exhibits, McDermon states, “Motorcycle enthusiasts could spend an entire day before visual overload sets in; even visitors with just a casual interest will find plenty to hold their interest for an hour or two.” He adds, “. . . the museum, like its contents, is likely to provoke a smile of recognition from anyone who’s ever picked up a wrench or twisted a throttle. It is suffused with affection for the machines and a respect for the riders and engineers who built and rode them.”
Motorcyclepedia, located on the scenic Hudson River just 65 miles north of New York City, is the host museum of the Antique Motorcycle Foundation, for which both Jerry and Ted Doering serve as directors. The AMF sponsors and maintains exhibits at the museum, featuring motorcycles owned by members of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America. Currently, “Fast From the Past: Racing Motorcycles from Yesteryear” is featured. It will be replaced late next summer by “Kaizen: The Influence of the Japanese Motorcycle Industry.”
The Antique Motorcycle Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation. Its mission is to support the collection and preservation of antique motorcycles and motorcycle history, and to tell the story of antique motorcycling to the public at large. For more information, go to www.antiquemotorcyclefoundation.org on the world wide web.
To read the New York Times article, go to http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/automobiles/this-familys-attic-is-full-of-motorcycles.html?_r=2&hpw.