Clas­sic Mo­tor­cy­cle Mecca forg­ing ahead

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Re­de­vel­op­ment stage two work at In­ver­cargill’s Clas­sic Mo­tor­cy­cle Mecca is cur­rently ahead of sched­ule with ma­jor parts of the elec­tri­cal, plumb­ing and fire pro­tec­tion com­pleted in May, re­ports Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Jo­ce­lyn O’Don­nell. “The aim of the re­de­vel­op­ment is to re­launch the new-look mu­seum be­fore the end of the year as Aus­trala­sia’s lead­ing mo­tor­cy­cle mu­seum.” Trans­port World Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Man­ager Andie Gen­tle said the trans­for­ma­tion will result in a much larger space with a new fo­cus on in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits, story-telling con­tent and fam­ily friendly ar­eas. “We will have a lot more space to work with, so the idea is to cre­ate some ex­cit­ing new ex­hibits, kid’s ar­eas and to give vis­i­tors a greater in­sight into the sto­ries, in­no­va­tion and peo­ple be­hind the bikes,” she said.Other ex­cit­ing ad­di­tions planned in­clude a themed cock­tail func­tions area, a New Zealand mo­tor­bike hall of fame, a hero bike dis­play, a sports bike dis­play and nu­mer­ous photo op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The col­lec­tion it­self will also be­come more di­verse, with some Japanese, mo­tocross and speed­way bikes set to be added to the cur­rent col­lec­tion of mostly British, Euro­pean and Amer­i­can mo­tor­cy­cles. The pub­lic can keep up to date with the re­de­vel­op­ment on the new ‘Clas­sic Mo­tor­cy­cle Mecca’ Face­book page.

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