Tank enthusiasts can bid for ride on Dorset museum's Tiger 131

Bournemouth Echo: Tank enthusiasts can bid for ride on Dorset museum's Tiger 131 Tank enthusiasts can bid for ride on Dorset museum's Tiger 131

TANK enthusiasts now have the opportunity to bid for the ride of a lifetime on one of the most formidable weapons unleashed by the Nazis into the theatre of war.

Dorset’s Tank Museum is giving people the chance to bid for a seat in the World War Two Tiger 131 tank, which is thought to be the last in working order.

The special charity auction will be held on eBay until December 10 and the museum hopes the event will raise several thousand pounds for the Museum’s Endowment Fund.

Museum spokesman David Willey said: “The winning bidder will not only have the chance to be take part in our Premium Tiger Day experience, but will actually be able to ride in the Tiger 131 itself – the last running Tiger I in the world.

“Tiger 131 is our most famous exhibit.

“We are hoping that this auction and raffle will attract a good deal of attention from Tiger enthusiasts around the world, allowing us to raise much-needed funds to support the museum and ensure that the Tiger can be kept in working order for years.”

The lucky winner will take part in the premium Tiger Day experience on Saturday, April 5 at the Bovington museum.

With a formidable reputation as one of the most deadly weapons of the time, The Tiger 131 could destroy an enemy tank from more than two kilometres away.

This particular Tiger tank also played a starring role in Brad Pitt’s latest action film, Fury.

The Tank Museum’s Endow-ment Fund has been launched to secure its long term future.

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8:27am Sun 8 Dec 13

anigel says...

Such a shame that this will go to whoever has the largest disposable income.

If instead it had been a raffle where everyone who bought a ticket had some chance, then it would have had a much wider appeal and could have really been a once in a lifetime experience for someone that hasn't got thousands to spend on leisure activities
Such a shame that this will go to whoever has the largest disposable income. If instead it had been a raffle where everyone who bought a ticket had some chance, then it would have had a much wider appeal and could have really been a once in a lifetime experience for someone that hasn't got thousands to spend on leisure activities anigel

9:07am Sun 8 Dec 13

Hobie18007 says...

Just looked on ebay (type in the search field - Premium Tiger Day Experience) ....Bidding to start at £1500, you having a laugh? And the successful bidder is from Sandbanks!
Just looked on ebay (type in the search field - Premium Tiger Day Experience) ....Bidding to start at £1500, you having a laugh? And the successful bidder is from Sandbanks! Hobie18007

4:16pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Lucky Rich says...

What a shame , there must be thousands of people of all ages out there that would of chucked 2 or 3 quid in if they sold raffle tickets for £1 each.
What a shame , there must be thousands of people of all ages out there that would of chucked 2 or 3 quid in if they sold raffle tickets for £1 each. Lucky Rich

4:46pm Sun 8 Dec 13

burgerboy says...

According to the tank museum they are also going to hold a raffle at a latter date for a ride in the tiger,details to be announced on their web site.
According to the tank museum they are also going to hold a raffle at a latter date for a ride in the tiger,details to be announced on their web site. burgerboy

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