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birmingham motorcycle musuem 4.11.17

#1 Post by goody » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:08 pm

seen on nwb that this sat 4th is a free to enter day at the museum with guest including foggy,hicky,freddie spencer and a few more
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#2 Post by Snod Blatter » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:42 pm

By gum it's true, now if only it was warmer out so I wanted to go..
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#3 Post by Snod Blatter » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:43 pm

The weather was better than forecast and it was too cold/wet to be fixing outside so I went to this. It was great.

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Only arrived at the car park and here are a couple of Norton Commander Rotaries, a promising start...

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A Harris Matchless G80. Wanted one for ages. First time I've seen one in the flesh, want one even more now. Even better the guy was about to leave, so I got to hear it running - it sounded superb. Do want.

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Yamaha Zeal, 250cc inline 4. Nice YSP stickers.

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Lovely Le Mans.

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Finally inside the museum. You know you're on to a good thing when you're reaching over the Manx Norton to get a picture of the amazing bike behind it - in this instance a "Silk" 660cc 2 stroke twin.

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Land speed record thingies and special one-offs.

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I don't often suffer from bike blindness but there are just so many bikes here that they all started to look the same. There are 5 halls like this, it's immense.

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A Wulf. Nope, me neither..

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Built by Rolls Royce engineer Fred Marsh (I think). Sounded ridiculously good.

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Race bikes and a couple of special road bikes were being fired up in the courtyard in the middle. Nice to see.

The NMC is actually an amazing place, I'd like to go again just to pore over some of the weirder exhibits some more.
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#4 Post by iangaryprice » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:16 pm

I hada good day out at the Museum a few years ago, must go again, looks like they have added a lot more bikes.
Last time I went was a few years after it re-opened following the fire.

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#5 Post by Snod Blatter » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:09 pm

It's massive, wouldn't surprise me if they have more exhibits than the BMC museum at Gaydon. I wouldn't mind a few more Japanese bikes but I understand that's really not what it's about.. :lol:
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#6 Post by nicklucey » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:15 pm

I don't often suffer from bike blindness but there are just so many bikes here that they all started to look the same. There are 5 halls like this, it's immense.
THIS.

Thought exactly the same when I went, they could do with spreading them out a bit, and maybe thinning them out a bit so you can enjoy looking at 'a' bike rather than just a room of bikes.


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#7 Post by Mawsley » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:04 pm

I got an email to tell me I'd won the recent raffle. "Woohoo," I thought, "free motorbike!"

Third place. A weekend in a room with my wife. Almost as good as a free motorbike I guess.
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#8 Post by Snod Blatter » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:38 pm

At least you get to know that the great Steve Parrish has said your name out loud..?

I bought a ticket but didn't win anything, just like all the others who had bought a ticket in the previous 6 months. I'm not sure if this is more or less disappointing than winning a room with your wife :scratch:
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