Win a Ride in Tiger 131

The raffle is now closed! There are still tickets available for Tiger Day Autumn HERE or you can enter the sweepstake to win a ride for Tiger Day Spring AND the chance to drive a Sherman and Chaffee HERE.

The Tank Museum are offering the chance to ride in Tiger 131 at a day dedicated to the Tiger tank – Tiger Day, 16 September.

Tiger 131 is the only running Tiger I in the world and visitors travel from around the world to see the Second World War tank run. The Tiger was one of the most feared German tanks of WWII, and during its service had a formidable reputation.

Tiger 131 was the first Tiger to be captured intact by the Western Allies and it has been an icon ever since.

The Tank Museum is giving Tiger fans the chance to win a ride in its most famous exhibit in a special charity ebay auction and raffle. The lucky winners of each will take their seats on 16 September at Tiger Day, where over 4,000 visitors are expected to gather.

2nd prize in the raffle is a ride in Panzer III. The Germans used the two tanks closely alongside each other in the early days of the Tiger’s service. 3rd prize is a ride in resident film star the Sherman ‘Fury’ from the 2014 Fury film, which also featured Tiger 131.

Head of Collections Chris van Schaardenburgh said: “It is now 80 years since the Tiger’s capture, and for every hour of operation it requires many hours of maintenance from our Workshop Team. By entering the auction and raffle, you are directly supporting the conservation of our historic vehicles.”

Colour picture shows the back of a workshop team member with a lifted Tiger 131 in the background.

The ebay auction has now ended, but the raffle is still open and will be drawn on the 28 August. All profits will go towards the preservation of the Museum’s historic tank collection and ensuring that Tiger 131 can be kept in running order for years to come.

Tiger Day Raffle Terms & Conditions
Online ticket sales will close at 12 noon on the 28 August 2023. Winner must be available on 16 September 2023 to claim their prize from The Tank Museum. Prize includes free entry to the Museum on Tiger Day, but travel to the Museum will be at the winners’ expense. This date is not transferable, however in the event of mechanical failure reasonable steps will be taken to re-arrange a mutually convenient date or substitute vehicle. Prizes are only transferable at the discretion of The Tank Museum. For safety reasons, it is essential that winners must be able to climb in and out of the tank unaided. The winner must be over 1.25m and aged 18 or over. By entering the draw, you are consenting to receive communications from The Tank Museum. Standard terms and conditions apply. Promoted by Richard Smith, The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG. Registered with Purbeck District Council in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005.

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