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11th September 2013

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The London Motorcycle Museum Out and About

There's only one motorcycle museum in London - and during the summer of 2013, exhibits from the London Motorcycle Museum have been seen all over the country...

The team from the London Motorcycle Museum have been kept busy this summer, not just welcoming visitors to their premises at Greenford in West London but taking a selection of the Museum's iconic and unique collection out and about so that classic bike enthusiasts from all over the UK can admire them.

The sun always shines on The LMM...

The Thruxton Bonneville - famous for its association with Percy Tait - and the ex-Charlie Sanby Seeley Norton travelled north to Donington race circuit to join many other classic machines on display at the Classic Motorcycle Racing Club's event. Impressed by the superb and priceless display of historic racing machines, former GP Sidecar racer Colin Seeley added £12,000 to the charity coffers.

The Famous Thruxton Bonneville...
Bonnevilles Old and New on ..

Following this the LMM had a visit from TV presenter James May and a BBC film crew, filming for the 'James May's Toy Stories' series. Well-known for his passion for two wheels, May chose the LMM as a backdrop because of its ability to provide a complete range of machines to illustrate the development of the motorcycle through the ages. It also helps that the LMM has an interesting selection of Isle of Man race bikes on hand, too.

The world's media couldn't keep away from the LMM - the next visit was from a Japanese magazine which first featured the Museum and its founder some 15 years ago. They returned to follow-up the article and report on the substantial developments at the LMM since their first trip - and of course, as soon as the piece appeared the Museum started receiving enquiries from the other side of the planet…

No Beezumph festival at Cadwell Park would be complete without the LMM display, and as usual the Museum contributed an interesting array of triples to the event in July 2013, including the famous P1 prototype.

The unique BSA Rocket 3 OHC prototype...

The LMM's summer season finished with a short trip to the prestigious Salon Privé 'boutique' motoring event at the stately home of the 12th Duke of Northumberland at Syon House. The LMM team had to choose two bikes from the Museum's collection of over 170 machines to enter into the high-class concours d'elegance competition. They settled on an immaculate Triumph Trophy and the unique BSA Rocket 3 OHC prototype, both deemed suitable to do the LMM proud in the company of some seriously exotic and valuable competitors.

The immaculate Triumph Trophy...

Not only were the Trophy and Rocket 3 well-prepared and presented, they also provided plenty of technical interest for the judges. The LMM's effort paid off, and the Trophy was awarded second place in its class. It even got a ride down the red carpet!

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You can see these machines and many more on display at the LMM at Ravenor Farm, Oldfield Lane South, Greenford, UB6 9LB. The Museum is open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am to 4.30pm.

Details of special events and other outings can be found at or on their Facebook page


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