Apr 102014

Easter Holiday Treats Continue at Grampian Transport Museum. With thanks to Martyn Smith.

mountain_rescue_land_roverThe Grampian Transport Museum will be welcoming members of the Emergency Services to the museum this Friday for a special ‘Emergency Vehicles Rides’ session.

Taking place on the dedicated road circuit, visitors will be able to enjoy a ride in one of a selection of vehicles, including the museum’s very own 1957 Dennis Fire Engine, Mountain Rescue Land Rover.

There will be representatives of Police Scotland and an Aberdeen Airport Fire Command and Control Appliance in attendance.

This unique event, which is timed to coincide with the school Easter Holidays, is an ‘added value’ extra which is available to all museum visitors. Rides will take place from 1pm – 4pm.

Further events taking place at the museum during the holidays include an ‘Easter Fun Afternoon’ on Thursday 17th April from 1pm – 5pm, with special activities plus Allan’s Magic & balloon maker, Easter crafts, face painting and quizzes.

On Easter Monday the museum will host another Rides Session, with a selection of buses from the Aberdeen & District Transport Preservation Trust making an appearance and offering visitors a nostalgic ride around the circuit.

Grampian Transport Museum
Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8AE
019755 64517

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Sep 052013

With thanks to Chris Anderson, Marketing and Events Organiser, Grampian Transport Museum.

Super1The 31st annual Grampian Motorcycle Convention, organised by the Bon Accord Motorcycle Club, takes place on Sunday 8 September at Alford’s Grampian Transport Museum, with its usual host of exciting events, displays and entertainment.
Gates open at 1000 and the action starts at 1100.

Admission is £10 for adults, £7 for concessions, £5 for children, and £25 for a family.

Highlights will include supermoto racing, pursuit racing and displays of classic and vintage motorbikes. The ever-popular Moped Mayhem will take place during the day along with a brand new Moto Gymkhana event for 2013.

Star act

This year’s star act is Belgian freestyle trials rider, Fred Crosset.

Hailing from Henri Chapelle in east Belgium, Crosset has been riding bikes most of his life. He has ridden at World Championship level in trials and with no fewer than eleven Belgian trials championship triumphs, two USA trials championship wins and a couple of Belgian Enduro championship titles, there is no doubt that Fred is an exciting off- road rider.

Tired of doing the same old thing, Fred turned his attention to freestyle riding, negotiating his way up and over street obstacles in cities and towns to the amazement of anyone who saw him.

Dealers and trade stands will be onsite offering the latest in motorbikes and accessories.

Museum curator, Mike Ward is looking forward to the event. Mike commented:

The Grampian Motorcycle Convention is Scotland’s biggest motorcycle event and there is a packed programme of entertainment inside and outside the arena with some fantastic guests including Fred Crosset, who is sure to wow the watching crowds.”