East Worcestershire College has come to the aid of the National
college is offering to restore one of the priceless collection of
machines damaged during a blaze at the Solihull based Museum last
experienced a similarly devastating fire themselves four years ago,
staff and students were quick to offer their assistance.
have already started work to restore one of the damaged exhibits.
Triumph XR75 Hurricane - an early 1970s bike - was one of only 1200
is hoped that it will be handed back to the Museum restored to its
original factory condition in summer 2004.
Maintenance tutor Dave White said: "It was heartbreaking to
see the devastation at the Museum and here at the College we are
determined to make some contribution to the restoration of this
is hoped that the College will be able to display the restored machine
prior to its return to Solihull and that following a successful
restoration that another project can be undertaken.
White added: "Britain's motorcycle industry was based in this
area and this is a unique opportunity for today's students to get
a practical history lesson."
irreplaceable machines were damaged in the fire, but, where possible,
they will be restored once again to their original showroom condition.