List of Vehicles in the Collection

Explore the vehicles in our Collections and see which ones are on display in the National Motor Museum. Please note that vehicles on display can change at short notice. If there is a particular vehicle that you wish to view please contact us on 01590 614541 in advance of your visit to check that it is on display. You can also sponsor any vehicle in the Museum owned by the National Motor Museum Trust.

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Elstar Jap Grasstrack

Grasstrack became an organised discipline when the Auto Cycle Union in Britain banned racing on public roads in 1925. Motorcycle racers turned to privately owned fields and in 1927 the Whitgift Club held the first recognised grasstrack meeting on an old golf course near Croydon. Outwardly similar to Speedway machines, grasstrack bikes have two-speed gearboxes and different engine capacity limits for each class. The JAP unit, manufactured by J.A. Prestwich Industries Ltd of Tottenham, London, was ubiquitous and very successful in this type of machine.

Elstar was run by Alf Ellis and made its name building speedway, grasstrack and later trials frames. Just as the trials versions were becoming popular, Ellis was killed in a car crash and the project ended.

Output32hp @ 6,500rpm
Maximum speedNot recorded
Price newNot marketed


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