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Classic Motorcycle Mecca set to open 23 November 2016 | EVENTS

The team at Transport World is pleased to announce that Classic Motorcycle Mecca is set to open to the public from 10.00am on Wednesday, 23 November 2016. The opening of Classic Motorcycle Mecca coincides with the visit of global motoring superstar Guy Martin to Invercargill and the 2016 Burt Munro Challenge. Guy Martin is set to officially open Classic Motorcycle Mecca in the days leading up to the public opening.

Tourism Operations Manager, Hannah Whyte says “The team is very excited about this development and for everyone to finally have a chance to see it. A huge amount of work has gone into getting it ready and we hope our guests will really enjoy what they see. It’s going to be such a great few days in Invercargill and we couldn’t have got a better time to open with this year’s Burt Munro Challenge and Guy Martin’s visit.”

SCARBOROUGH, ENGLAND - APRIL 12: Guy Martin of Tyco BMW road racing team prepares his bike during the Spring Cup on April 12, 2015 in Scarborough, England.  (Photo by Richard Sellers/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Guy Martin

The opening of Classic Motorcycle Mecca brings to halt a large scale restoration project that has taken over six months to complete. Two centrally located Invercargill buildings have been restored to house the collection as well as the opening of a new inner city café Meccaspresso. Both the collection and Meccaspresso will be open on Wednesday, 23 November 2016.

Classic Motorcycle Mecca is home to around 300 motorcycles and motorcycle focussed artwork. The collection ranges from a 1902 Peugeot motorcycle to a 21st Century Simms Corbin Custom and includes brands such as AJS, Ariel, BMW, Brough Superior, Harley Davidson, Henderson and Indian as well as little known brands such as Schwinn and Zundapp.


The establishment of Classic Motorcycle Mecca follows on roughly one year from the opening of the successful Bill Richardson Transport World. To date thousands have been welcomed through Bill Richardson Transport World’s unique blend of conference and event facilities, automotive displays, family fun and growing wearable art collection.


For further information, please contact:

Transport World & Classic Motorcycle Mecca                           Guy Martin Visit                                                

Hannah Whyte                                                                                                   Garry Jamieson

Transport World, Tourism Operations Manager                        Mobile: 027 886 0270

027 555 4520