Classic Bike Mag at the Museum
Here’s a great video of Classic Bike magazines very own Rick Parkington (“Rick Fixes”) highlighting some of his favourite machines from the Museum collection.
Rick also discusses some of the unique elements of our “friends of the museum” membership scheme, including how you can ride some of the museum bikes!
For the full 11 minute video click here
NMM Friends Classic Bike Tours
Sunday 19/04/15 saw museum friends scheme members having the opportunity to ride some of the most exciting and valuable classic motorcycles from the museum’s inventory in our inaugural museum “Classic Bike Tour”. This activity is another aspect of the National Motorcycle Museum friend’s scheme which gives its members the chance to take part in some unique activities that just wouldn’t be possible otherwise. For more details click here.
NMM Friends Workshop Training Day
One of the most important aspects of the National Motorcycle Museum friend’s scheme is giving its members the chance to take part in some unique activities that just wouldn’t be possible otherwise. Some of this unique content includes the museum’s “Workshop Training Days”. Saturday 02/05/15 was the date when 40 friends of the Museum attended the first Museum workshop training day and this interesting film captures this unique part of what being a “friend” is all about. For more details click here.
NMM Friends Ride a Classic Day
One of the most important aspects of the National Motorcycle Museum friend’s scheme is giving its members the chance to take part in some unique activities that just wouldn’t be possible otherwise. Some of this unique content includes the museum’s “Ride a Classic Day”.
Saturday 12/03/16 was the date when 50 friends of the Museum attended the museums first ride a classic day and this film captures this unique part of what being a “friend” is all about. For more details click here.
A Classic Adventure – Back to Basics
There weren’t always adventure bikes, but there have always been biking adventures – so what was it like for the pioneers?
Andy Davidson (MCN Staff Writer) and Ped Backer (MCN Managing Editor) riding two of National Motorcycle Museum’s models, a 1930 BSA 500 Sloper, and 1939 Triumph Tiger 100.
MCN’s classic adventure prove you don’t need the latest machine to have a really great time.
Museum’s “Pegasus” at Dragstalgia
Recently resurrected by its original team of builders/riders to run at selected events, top fuel drag machine “Pegasus” performs its first burn out since 1981 at Santa Pod’s Dragstalgia event.
See Pegasus along with loads of other famous drag/sprint machines in Hall 5 of the National Motorcycle Museum.
NMM Classic TT F1 Race
This film covers Team National Motorcycle Museum Racing’s entry into the Motorsport Merchandise Formula 1 race at the 2015 Classic TT with team rider William Dunlop aboard an ex-works Norton rotary.
NMM Classic TT-Festival of Jurby
The National Motorcycle Museum had a particularly busy fortnight at the 2015 Classic TT Festival with our taking part in various high profile activities both on and off the track. One of the highlights of the event for many was the Festival of Jurby which is shown in this film.
NMM Classic TT-The Rotary Years Parade
At the 2015 Classic TT, the museum presented the ‘Norton Rotary Years’ parade lap as one of the highlights of the event. Monday 31st August saw 12 Rotary Norton’s appearing on the Mountain Course ridden by some of the original riders associated with the brand.
NMM Classic TT “Pop Up” Museum
We really did take the museum to the people with no less than 32 Norton’s from every era being transported from the collection over to the 2015 Classic TT for a huge “pop up” museum display. From 1906 through to the 1990s, a Norton race machine from every decade of the last century was displayed in what many visitors described as “the best display ever seen in a TT paddock”.
NMM Classic TT- An Interview With Brian Crighton
February 2015 saw the National Motorcycle Museum attend the MCN London motorcycle show where we announced the launch of Team National Motorcycle Museum Racing. As part of the team launch, this film includes interview footage with the team’s crew chief and rotary race machine technical guru Brian Crighton.
The NMM @ The London Motorcycle Show
February 2015 saw the National Motorcycle Museum attend the MCN London motorcycle show at Excel in the capital’s docklands area. With lots going on including our displaying a large amount of our ex-works Norton rotary race machines, this film captures the essence of a busy three days “on the road” for the museum.
NMM Classic TT Announcement
The National Motorcycle Museum attended the MCN London motorcycle show in the capital’s docklands area in February 2015. This film shows us announcing the launch of Team National Motorcycle Museum Racing and our plans to race and ex-works Norton rotary at the Classic TT that year. Also included interviews with team rider William Dunlop and museum director James Hewing.
NEW IMP V-TWIN FIRE UP
The museum restoration team fire up the AWESOME 1936 New Imperial 500cc V-Twin in preparation for its demonstration at various events this year. The machine will also feature in a special article in The Classic Motorcycle Magazine which will focus on how we run our machines for people to enjoy! Watch this space for more details. If you can’t wait you can see the New Imp and many other amazing competition machines in Hall 5 of the greatest motorcycle museum in the world!
Museum friends “Ride A Classic Bike” day.
Museum friends scheme members riding lots of our best machines during our first “Ride A Classic Day” of this year which was held at the museum on Saturday 01/04/17.
To find out how you can ride bikes like this see details of how to become a FRIEND OF THE NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM at www.thenmm.co.uk
Museum friends “Ride A Classic Bike” day 2!
Museum friends scheme members riding more of our best machines during our second “Ride A Classic Day” of this year which was held at the museum on Sunday 02/04/17.
To find out how you can ride museum bikes like this see details of how to become a FRIEND OF THE NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM at www.thenmm.co.uk
Friends “Ride A Classic Day”.
Friends of The National Motorcycle Museum enjoying another “Ride a Classic” day @ the museum on Saturday 13/05/17.
For a chance to ride one of the museum bikes, why not become a friend of the museum?
See www.thenmm.co.uk for more details.
H&H Successful first auction @ the NMM.
H&H classic auctions held a very successful first classic motorcycle & car auction @ the museum on Friday 02/06/17.
Look out for more details of more H&H classic auctions which will be held at the National Motorcycle Museum later this year.