Triumph celebrations at the National Motorcycle Museum

50 years ago in the September of 1972, one of the development engineers at Triumph’s Meriden factory accomplished something amazing. Norman Hyde wheeled his home-made Trident-engined outfit onto the runway at RAF Fairford – and went home with a world record. To celebrate the half-century anniversary of this event, the Triumph Owners’ MCC and Norman himself will meet on 24th…

NMM Live Open Day

What could be better than a grand day out, surrounded by British classic bikes and motorcycling personalities? Well, how about a grand day out for FREE? That’s what you get at the National Motorcycle Museum’s LIVE event. Come on a bike and you don’t even pay to park – and you could even collect a RealClassic concours award as a…

National Motorcycle Museum LIVE!

This annual open day is well named – the Birmingham bike museum absolutely came alive with chattering, happy crowds on a very wet and windy November day. The normally peaceful environment which envelopes the world’s largest collection of British bikes was set aside for ten hours of non-stop activity. The conference suites were transformed into a bustling bike jumble and…

Museum LIVE Open Day

In case you missed us at the Stafford Show this month, the RC Roadshow will be rolling along to the National Motorcycle Museum’s LIVE event on Saturday 4th November 2017. This free-to-enter event not only gives you access to the world’s largest collection of British classic bikes but also incorporates a jam-packed schedule of special attractions. Here’s some of what…

Try A Classic Bike Day

  One of the benefits of becoming an official ‘Friend’ of the National Motorcycle Museum is that, besides free entrance to the museum and other goodies, they invite you to events like last weekend’s ‘Try A Classic Bike’ training day. For the nominal sum of £10 to cover insurance you get to ride a number of the museum’s exhibits around…

Marsh 500/4: a really rare British racer

‘This has been a nerve-wracking project to work on,’ admits restoration expert Colin Wall. And if Colin’s showing concern then you can bet that the classic bike in question is extremely unusual. Colin has over 50 years’ experience of restoring classic and vintage motorcycles, some of them the most significant machines in British motorcycling history. Colin is used to rebuilding…