Location: Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 0EJ,
Footman James' partner, the National Motorcycle Museum is throwing open its doors for free so families can see its amazing collection of vintage vehicles without paying a penny.
The third annual open day, on November 5, will feature a host of fun activities and celebrity guests. Find elusive parts at the autojumble and get tips from some of the best restorers and bike builders in the UK.
The museum, near Solihull, has more than 1,000 machines dating from 1898, fully restored to their original specifications. See iconic marques in five huge display halls.
Foggy and Whit on stage
Four-time world superbike champion Carl Fogarty and former British motorcycle champion Jamie Whitham will be teaming up to host two Stars on Stage spectaculars at 11am and 2pm in one of the museum’s conference suites.
In these free one-hour chat shows the pair will give amusing anecdotes on the highs and lows of life on an off the race circuit.
The show also features other motorcycling personalities and live “fire-ups” of some of the most iconic race machines from the museum’s collection. The special guests will be signing copies of their books in the museum shop during the event.
Don’t leave without…
• Trying a bike: Want to learn to ride? Wheels Motorcycle Training is giving everyone over the age of 16 the opportunity to try a bike in a controlled environment
• Hunting for that spare part you need: The indoor autojumble is the place to find rare and vintage parts at knockdown prices
• Meeting the experts: Get advice from specialist suppliers and the museum’s restoration team. Trade stands will feature Bonham’s Auctioneers and Footman James classic motorcycle insurance – come check out our stall!
• Trying your luck in the raffle: The winner of a Norton Rotary F1 worth more than £20,000 will be drawn by Carl Fogarty and Jamie Whitham live on stage
How to get tickets
Entry to the museum is free. All visitors will be given a free timetable with a full schedule of the day’s events. For more information visit the National Motorcycle Museum’s website or call 01675 443311.