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BMC & Leyland Show 2020 at the British Motor Museum

In by Nick Maltby

The price shown is the ‘on the day’ price per adult. Advance purchase discounts apply, see Ticket Information below. Note: – Date changed from 12th July to 6th September 2020 due to Covid -19 concerns. A Show celebrating the vehicles produced by BMC, British Leyland and Rover Group. Show features: All kinds of vehicles come to join the display, from the Morris …

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Cars: Accelerating The Modern World at the V & A

In by Nick Maltby

Over its short 130-year history, the car has become one of the most loved, contested and influential innovations in the world. It has revolutionised manufacturing, transformed how we move, forever changing our cities, environment and economies. This exhibition brings together 15 diverse cars to tell extraordinary stories about design and the car’s impact on the broader world. These cars include …

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Morgan Motor Company

My wife and I were bought a Morgan Factory Tour as a Christmas present and we availed ourselves of it just recently. Naturally I took a camera with me and was able to capture some shots of the excellent Morgan range, present and past. More importantly I was able to share the rare atmospherics of this uniqe English car manufacturer. …

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Association of Healey Owners ‘Meet the Members Tour’ – September 2019

The Association of Healey Owners caters for Owners and Enthusiasts of cars that were built by the Donald Healey Motor company, in Warwick, UK, between 1946 and 1954. These cars are also known as Warwick Healeys or pre-BMC/pre-Austin Healeys. Just to remind you, those cars are – Westland drophead coupe. Elliot 2 door saloon. Duncan – Saloon and  drophead coupe. …

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Another visit to the British Motor Museum

I last visited the British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire in April 2016. I was invited to join a group of fellow Warwickshire Record Office (owner of the Healey Motor Company  archive) volunteers to visit the BMM and especially its archive facilities. The visit was organised for Tuesday 16th 2018. There are many great car oriented museums around the World, I …

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Healey News Bulletin

    Healey and other fine cars News Bulletin The ‘showcasing’ of the Warwickshire County Record Office’s Healey Motor Company archive, via the WHMCA Bulletin had “run its course”; the last edition (X) of that Bulletin was published in September 2018. I did indicate that I would like to keep subscribers and other readers of those Bulletins, informed of any …

Black Country Museum Car Collection

On Saturday 26th May 2018, we went with members of our family to the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, West Midlands, U.K. For those reading this post who do not live in the U.K. I will tell you that the Black Country (largely located in South West Staffordshire) got its name in the 19th Century because of the black …

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Healey Motor Company Miscellany

The main purpose of this post is to direct you to all the posts that I have written about Healeys, Austin Healeys, Jensen – Healeys etc.in recent years. This will save visitors having to sort through all the other posts just to find Healey related articles. Just click on the post that holds most interest for you at anyone time. …

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The Healey 100, The Healey Museum Nl, and The Warwick Archive

The bulk of this article was originally written in March 2013 for my blog at that time titled ‘twincam-serendipity.blogspot.com’. In 2016, I upgraded my blog to a wordpress based website and changed its name to ‘carsceneinternational.com’. In addition to adding a number of recent posts to the new site I revised some important, to me, old blog posts in order …

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A Visit to the British Motor Museum

The former Heritage Motor Centre, created to display classic and rare British cars, was reopened in February 2016 with a new name, ‘British Motor Museum’ after a £M1.1 refurbishment. A new facility, the ‘Collections Centre’, built at a cost of £M4.0 was opened at the same time. The Collections Centre, which can only be visited via  guided tours, one in the morning …