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The Icon Bar: News and features: Fire at The National Motorcycle Museum

Fire at The National Motorcycle Museum

Posted by Alasdair Bailey on 19:01, 16/9/2003 | , ,
The ARM Club's annual Midlands show, due to be held at The National Motorcycle Museum near Coventry may be cancelled due to a fire currently raging at the venue. BBC Midlands news reports that up to 40% of the bikes are lost and pictures showed the main entrance to the building well alight at 18:45 Tuesday.

We have yet to hear from the ARM Club as to whether their show scheduled for the venue on 29th November will still be able to go ahead at a new venue.

Source: BBC (report)

  Fire at The National Motorcycle Museum
  fwibbler (21:33 16/9/2003)
  Revin Kevin (22:36 16/9/2003)
    andrew (13:39 20/9/2003)
      druck (14:26 28/9/2003)
fwibbler Message #92470, posted by fwibbler at 21:33, 16/9/2003

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Utterly devastating!
Many of those machines were totally irreplaceable.
It's impossible to put a value on the machines lost as so many of them were one-offs.
Think I'll wear black tomorrow.
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Kevin Wells Message #92471, posted by Revin Kevin at 22:36, 16/9/2003, in reply to message #92470
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I know it is heatbreaking.

They have managed to save some. The picture of the burnt out bikes so sad.

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Andrew Message #92472, posted by andrew at 13:39, 20/9/2003, in reply to message #92471
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I can't believe they didn't have better fire-prevention methods. In this day and age.
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druck Message #92473, posted at 14:26, 28/9/2003, in reply to message #92472
Unregistered user We are working with the Motor Cycle Museum to see what arrangements can be made for the show, but we are also looking at alternate venues.


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