This year the National Motorcycle Museum is celebrating 30 years since first opening to the public by holding a series of events & launching some very exciting new initiatives. We hope that what we will be announcing throughout 2014 will excite & delight both motorcycle enthusiasts & non motorcyclists alike. Before we reveal all over the next few months we want to give everyone the chance to “save the date” when our celebratory year will cumulate around the time of the 30th anniversary weekend on Saturday 1st November 2014.
There will be an exclusive 30th birthday party on the evening of Friday 31st October with a 1980s theme to reflect the decade of our opening. As well as live music (watch this space for a big name rock band announcement) there will also be a great 80s rock disco to get the party started. Not only that but there will be a “stars on stage” interview feature showcasing 3 of the biggest names from the last 3 decades of motorcycle racing (with their bikes fired up!). With full bar and catering facilities this will be a night at the Museum to remember.
Museum Director James Hewing commented “many people don’t realize the size of the conference venue that adjoins the Museum with a largest rooms being bigger than some theatres. In this regard we can put on a huge celebration event in some of the most prestigious surroundings you can imagine”. Watch out for further details soon.
On Saturday 1st November we will also be inviting everyone to visit the Museum, free-of-charge, to celebrate our successes over the last thirty years. The focus will be on the fantastic range of machines within the collection as well as trade stands & displays from many of the Museum’s specialist suppliers & craftsmen. This great “open” day will also feature an autojumble, more celebrity interview features (with a live race bike fire up area) as well as special children’s activities.
To start the celebrations-Probably the Best Raffle Prize in the World!
To start our special celebrations the Museum will be giving enthusiasts the chance win the best motorcycle ever offered for raffle! In the next few weeks tickets will be available to win none other than a 1951 Vincent Series C Rapide. This original, matching numbers machine will be put through our workshops and will be all ready to go to its new owner following the draw which will take place on our anniversary of Saturday 01/11/14. There’s even a lovely, original, one owner BSA Bantam D1 as a second prize!
1st Prize- 1951 Vincent Series C Rapide 1000cc-image attached for media use.
2nd Prize-1952 BSA Bantam D1 125cc
3rd Prize- Classic Weekend Break for two (includes VIP Museum tour, 2 night B&B stay at the luxury Windmill Village Hotel, Golf & Leisure Club plus a round of golf & spa treatment)