THE TANK MUSEUM TO OFFER A TIGER RIDE IN AN EBAY CHARITY AUCTION WHICH COMMENCES ON THURS 22/11/12:
BID TO RIDE IN THE TIGER!
How would you like to be one the lucky few who can claim to have ridden in a World War Two Tiger Tank?
We’ll now’s your chance, as The Tank Museum is giving Tiger fans the chance to bid for a seat in its most famous exhibit in a special charity auction to be held on eBay, with bidding to commence this week.
To help raise funds to support the Museums Vehicle Conservation Centre (VCC) project, the Dorset based charity is inviting bids for this once in a lifetime experience which will take place at the Museum’s Tiger Day on Saturday 30th March 2013.
Museum spokesman Nik Wyness said; “We’re offering the winning bidder two Premium Tickets to Tiger Day, but the highlight of this lot is a ride for one in Tiger 131 – the world’s only working example of a World War Two Tiger 1 tank.”
The Museum hopes that the auction, being held on eBay from Thursday 22nd November 2012, will raise several thousand pounds for the VCC Appeal.
“Tiger 131 is our most famous exhibit,” added Nik. “Few living people can claim to have ridden in a World War Two Tiger Tank and so we are hoping that this auction will attract a good deal of attention from Tiger enthusiasts around the world.”
The Tank Museum is currently raising money for a new 40,000 sq ft publicly accessible building called the Vehicle Conservation Centre. It will store around 120 vehicles which are currently stored out of public sight and in poor environmental conditions. The Heritage Lottery Fund pledged £2.5m towards the project in August.
“Bidders stand a chance of winning a once in a lifetime experience, the proceeds of which will make a significant contribution to helping us achieve our ambitions to ensure that all the vehicles in our collection are stored undercover for the first time ever.” said Nik.
The link to the e-Bay auction will be posted on The Tank Museum website and Facebook page when it is live on the 22nd November.