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auction house moves sales venue to museum

H&H Classics, one of the top UK auction houses, announced today that it is moving its motorcycle sales from Donington Park to the National Motorcycle Museum from June this year. The first sale at this prestigious new venue will be held on 1/2 June.

This will be a long-term partnership, with H&H Classics holding three sales in 2017 at the museum and a minimum of three a year in the future.

Dominic Lyncker, CEO of H&H Classics, says: “We have decided to raise the bar on our motorcycle sales by holding them at the most prestigious bike venue in the country. The museum is ‘Bike Central’ for anyone who loves motorcycling. We are determined to make the name H&H Classics synonymous with the very best of motorcycle auctions, so the co-operation with this wonderful atmospheric venue allows us to offer our clients the best.”

The museum is said to be the largest British motorcycle museum in the world and originally opened its doors in October 1984 with a collection of 350 motorcycles on display. Its collection now boasts 1000-plus machines, fully restored to the manufacturers’ original specifications.

The museum attracts around 250,000 visitors a year, with one of the biggest draws being the cross-section of British machines, spanning the “60 Glorious Years” of motorcycle manufacturing in this country. The museum’s aim is to preserve these pieces of history for future generations, as a reminder of this great nations industry, engineering prowess and work ethic.

Museum director James Hewing said: “We are delighted to welcome H&H Classics auctions for its forthcoming motorcycle sales. All those attending will enjoy an enhanced experience in terms of the world-class facilities, not to mention having the chance to visit the museum collection!”

Mark Bryan, Head of H&H Classics Motorcycle Department, says: “When deciding to find a new sales venue there was really only one option if we wanted the best for clients and that was the National Motorcycle Museum. Where better to showcase the best motorcycles at auction in the UK? We look forward to a long and happy partnership with the museum.”

 

In our picture, George Beale and Mark Bryan of H&H Classics motorcycle department, museum director James Hewing, and Liz Webb, conference and events planning manager of the National Motorcycle Museum celebrate partnership
 

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