Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has donated £10,000 of Murco fuel to The Tank Museum in Dorset for use in its live tank displays.
MFG is the UK’s largest independent fuel retailer and also a wholesaler to the retail fuel dealer market via its ‘Murco’ brand.
The company recently opened a new to industry service station at nearby Creekmoor – for which The Tank Museum lent a WW2 Chaffee tank.
William Bannister, CEO of MFG said: “We were delighted with the amount of customer interest caused by having such an attraction on the Creekmoor forecourt which is one of our stations supplied by Shell and at the same time we were pleased to give added meaning to the phrase ‘fill up your tank with V Power’!”.
200,000 visitors flock to The Tank Museum each year to witness the world’s best displays of historic armour at TANKFEST and Tiger Days, as well as the many ‘Tanks in Action’ displays.
With the Chieftain tank consuming around 2 gallons of fuel per mile, running historic vehicles is costly but adds a vital element to the visitor experience.
“Operating the historic and running fleet gives visitors the chance to see history in action,” said The Tank Museum’s head of marketing, Nik Wyness. He continued: “This donation of Murco fuel will directly support what is the highlight of the visit for many – the chance to see a tank in action. We’re very grateful to MFG for their support.”
William Bannister said: “The Tank Museum has the best collection of moving historic armour in the world and we are extremely pleased to support them with this fuel donation.”
The Tank Museum is guardian of the UK National Collection of Armoured Vehicles, the most comprehensive in the world. It is also the regimental museum for the Royal Tank Regiment. With over 300 tanks from 26 nations The Tank Museum is home to a vast range of different tanks from their earliest beginnings through to the British Army’s current Main Battle Tank, Challenger 2.
Nine powerful exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare spanning over 100 years of history. As you explore the Museum’s seven large halls, you come face with face to face with tanks and hear incredible true stories from the last century.
The Tank Museum is an independent Museum and registered Charity.