At around 11.00pm Wednesday 27th August the inner foyer of Birmingham’s National Motorcycle Museum was broken into and a large amount of trophies & TT replicas stolen.Many of the trophies have little scrap value but are unique and irreplaceable as part of the UK’s Motorcycling Heritage.Because of the historical importance of these trophies the National Motorcycle Museum are offering a substantial reward of £20,000 for information which leads to the safe recovery of these important artifacts.
Anyone with any relevant information is asked to contact West Midlands Police or the National Motorcycle Museum on 01675 443311 or e-mail Museum Director James Hewing email@example.com
This is truly terrible news for the museum which has done such a great job of recovering after the devastating fire of 2003 which destroyed over 300 motorcycles.
As Mr Hewing says of the trophies “If you tried to sell them to a specialist or via one of the specialist auctioneers, everybody would know what they were. It would appear that it’s been done…. for the value of the metal, of the silver. The stupid thing is of course a lot of them weren’t silver. They’re either silver plate or nickel.”