National Motorcycle Museum and Norton go LIVE

THE NMM MUSEUM LIVE on October 27 will see the museum host the fifth annual free open day. Now one of the largest events in the biking calendar, there will also be a host of attractions including this year’s Stars on Stage event, which will be presented in association with Norton Motorcycles Ltd. The event will also feature trade stands and displays from many well-known names including H&H Classic Auctions, Central Wheel Components Ltd, Footman James Insurance Brokers, Triumph, Norton, Bonhams Auctioneers and, most importantly, Classic Bike Guide will be there, so come and say hello!

Meet The Experts will feature some of the museum’s specialist suppliers and craftsmen, including the museum’s own restoration team, as well as other classic motorcycling personalities who will be available to chat and answer questions and live wheel building demos by Central Wheel Components Ltd. There will also be an indoor autojumble and trade area. Stars on Stage features current works Norton Rider John McGuinness, as well as Norton CEO Stuart Garner and chief designer Simon Skinner. The latest Norton TT race machines and stunning new road-going V4s will also be fired up live on stage during the show. 1970s Norton race ace Dave Croxford has also confirmed he will be appearing on stage alongside other Norton race personalities from the past and present.

All the guest stars will be making personal appearances to sign your memorabilia. There will also be special book-signing sessions with TV personality Henry Cole, who will be signing his newly published book A Biker’s Life at the event. Some of the most famous race machines in the world will run in the live Start-Up zone, situated in the external fountain courtyard area. Bikes old and new will include some of the museum’s famous racing inventory, as well as ex-Moto GP bikes courtesy of the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling and Phil Morris Racing. Genius special builder Alan Millyard will be bringing along four of his stunning creations, including his recently completed Millyard RC374 six-cylinder.

Parking is £5 for cars and free for motorcycles. For details of how to book a 6ft in the Autojumble pitch for £40 plus VAT, contact Dan Powell on (01675) 444112 or e-mail danp@nationalconferencecentre.co.uk. For further details and updates on Museum Live 2018 see www.thenmm.co.uk

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