Friday, January 14, 2011

The sad fate of New York’s motorcycle graveyard

From "Hell for leather"

-Remember New York’s motorcycle graveyard? Hundreds and hundreds of bikes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and early ‘80s were left to rot in a decaying building upstate. Rumors had circulated for years then, last June, we published photos taken by urban explorers. Now it’s gone forever.
After reading about the graveyard on Hell For Leather, Dave from DC Classic Cycles and his friends set out to find and explore it. After the initial visit in September, they were able to contact the owner, and eventually harangued permission to access the building. Sometime last summer the building in Lockport, NY was condemned by the town then, in October the owner was given a short period to clean out the bikes and remove anything that still had any value. Dave was invited up to pick through the remnants.More...

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