WINNERS from as far afield as South Yorkshire and Cornwall have picked up prizes in Solihull’s National Motorcycle Museum’s Covid-19 raffle appeal.
And such has been its success that the museum, which has missed out on the Government’s coronavirus support packages, has just launched a second prize draw.
“The National Motorcycle Museum team wants to thank everyone who has given to our first Covid-19 raffle,” said director James Hewing.
“As promised, the funds raised are being used directly for the purpose of reopening the museum for a limited number of days once Government restrictions allow.
“Whilst the funds raised so far will allow us to reopen in a limited way, as of late December 2020 we had still only raised 33 per cent of our original £500,000 re-opening target.
“Therefore we are undertaking this further ‘Triumph Over Adversity Recovery Appeal Raffle’.
“Very special thanks must go to our friends at Triumph Motorcycles for donating the brand new 2021 Triumph Trident 660 as a first prize.”
The Covid-19 raffle saw a ‘Brand New /Old Stock’ 1977 Norton Commando 850cc motorcycle heading north with its winner for South Yorkshire.
Meanwhile a 1948 Ariel NG 350cc, restored by the museum, went to a home in Staffordshire while the third prize, a 1959 BSA B31 350cc, also restored by the museum went south to Cornwall.
Prizes on offer for the ‘Triumph over Adversity Recovery Appeal Raffle’ are a brand new 2021 Triumph Trident 660cc motorcycle, along with a 1978 Triumph Trident T160 750cc and a 1956 Triumph Tiger T100 500cc as runners up prizes.
The draw will be on June 25, 2021 at The National Motorcycle Museum and tickets cost £6 and will be distributed during February and March 2021 via subscription copies of the specialist press.
Tickets can also be purchased online at www.thenmm.co.uk