VIP guests pave the way for new motorcycle collection

Dennis Frost & John McGuinness visit the museum

The Head Judge of the world’s premier classic motorcycle event – the Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show – has paid a special visit to the Lakeland Motor Museum, to discuss a potential new exhibit for 2017.

Motorcycling historian and writer, Dennis Frost, was in the Lake District to discuss bringing a rare collection of AJW motorcycles to the attraction in the New Year. Production of these top-of-the-range machines was extremely limited and it will be a special opportunity to bring an exclusive selection of the motorcycles together from private collectors across the world.

It was the first time Mr Frost had visited the Lakeland Motor Museum, to see the attraction’s collection of more than 80 motorcycles, ranging from a collection of legendary Vincents from the 1930s, 40s and 50s, to a special display tracing the history of the Isle of Man TT.

Among the gems he saw was a record-breaking electric superbike (the 2014 TT Zero winning Shinden San / Team Mugen) on loan from Isle of Man TT hero John McGuinness. By pure co-incidence, McGuinness himself sprung a surprise visit on the Museum on the same day, along with the author of his upcoming biography.

Edwin Maher, Director of the Lakeland Motor Museum, says, “It was a pleasure to welcome Dennis to the Museum to discuss the potential new collection of AJW motorcycles. We’re planning a number of new arrivals in 2017 and we’re looking forward to seeing our expanding collection of motorcycles reach ever-closer to the 100 mark over the next 12 months.”

He adds, “At the same time, John McGuinness’ visit came out of the blue. Of course, we were very pleased to welcome both these special guests to the Museum on the same day for a whistle-stop tour of our motorcycling heritage.”

PHOTO: Pictured left to right - Dennis Frost and John McGuinness

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