I reckon I must have passed the British Motor Museum at Gaydon hundreds of times over the last year, plus I’ve attended a couple of events there, but I’ve NEVER actually been inside. So, imagine how excited I am to be visiting the museum this weekend with the prospect of getting up close and personal with loads of British Leyland beauties.
The Classic Car Loan Project will be there on Saturday 9th April too, they will be handing over a selection of their vehicles to their newly assigned ‘keepers’ for the year and I reckon there will be smiles all round as the young drivers get to try out the cars for the first time, familiarise themselves with the controls and learn all about that important part of owning a classic, the under bonnet care!
The David Brown Tractor Club
Exciting news! The club have announced they’ve finally found a new home to house their museum collection after several years of searching, and it couldn’t be more perfect.
Next month will see them move into the last remaining part of H Block at Meltham Mills, the tractor assembly building where production of David Brown tractors began in 1939.
Their first open day at the new site will be on Sunday 22nd May. For information on how to sign up to the DBTC please visit David Brown Tractor Club
Jo and I visited the guys there last summer, to check out my post click here.
We’ve got loads of new classics auctions starting soon, including a 1956 Land Rover, Limited Edition Lotus and a 1959 Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite Mk1. Current bids are as follows:
- 1966 Hillman Minx, current bid £4,500
- 1978 VW Beetle, current bid £9,000
- 1990 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible, current bid £900