11th antique cycle exhibit opens at Packard museum


The motorcycle has been a subject of American fascination for more than a century, which explains why “Motorcycles on Main Street,” the 11th annual antique cycle exhibition at the National Packard Museum here, already has attracted hundreds of aficionados.

The display opened today and runs through May 29.

“I couldn’t wait to get here,” said Dave Wrench, Youngstown, who also is a collector of older motorcycles. “I have 11 bikes.”

Bruce Williams, Cortland, who has been curator of the exhibit since its inception said. “Last year, we had thousands visit, and I’m sure we’ll do even better this year.” A preview of the exhibit Friday drew nearly 300 people.

More than 30 antique cycles are on display alongside classic Packard automobiles, most of them in the museum’s Great Hall Gallery, a 10,000-square-foot addition that opened last July. Williams said all of the motorcycles are operational.

“You could ride any of these anywhere,” he said.

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