There will be an exclusive 30th birthday party on the evening of Friday October 31with a 1980s theme to reflect the decade of the Museum's opening. As well as live music there will also be an 80s rock disco and a 'stars on stage' interview feature, showcasing three of the biggest names from the last 30 years 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.”
• On Saturday November 1 they will be inviting visitors to see the Museum free of charge. The focus will be on the fantastic range of machines within the collection as well as trade stands and displays from many of the Museum’s specialist suppliers and 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 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 a 1951 Vincent Series C Rapide. This original, matching numbers machine will be put through the Museum's workshops and will be all ready to go to its new owner following the draw which will take place on Saturday November 1, 2014. The bike will be on the Museum's stand at the forthcoming motorcycle show at Stafford. There’s even a lovely, original, one owner BSA Bantam D1 as a second prize!
1st Prize – 1951 Vincent Series C Rapide 1000cc
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 and spa treatment) www.windmillvillagehotel.co.uk
Tickets will be distributed during May, June and July via subscription copies of the popular motorcycling press. Alternatively, tickets may also be purchased from the National Motorcycle Museum by telephoning (01675) 444123 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Online ticket purchases at the Museum's shop www.thenmmshop.co.uk will be available from Monday April 28.