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List of Vehicles - The National Motor Museum Trust

Volunteer Rally Marshal Ray Smith

Innovations

Amateur Competitor Ed Ainley

Amateur Competitor David Parr

Amateur Competitor Edgar Thorne

Works Competitor Peter Bennion

Works Driver Lyle Cathcart

Works Driver Peter Smith

Highlights of Photographic Collection

Summer Activities

Caravan Club Road Rallies

A War Office inspection of a Red Cross unit in a converted Winchester Caravan, 1939.

During the Second World War, strict petrol rationing was put in place. This reduced the ability to go on a caravan touring holiday. Instead, many caravans took on a new role as a family home. Some Britons used their caravans to escape bombing raids while others who had lost their homes used caravans for shelter. Meanwhile, many caravan manufacturers turned their attention to producing vans for the war effort, including ambulances.

Can you Help?

The Club is currently gathering material on the theme of ‘Caravanning in World War Two’. We are looking for photographs, ephemera, information and personal memories on the use of the caravan in Britain during the conflict of the Second World War.

If you would like further information, or have an item you would like to donate please get in touch with The Caravan Club Collection.

The National Motor Museum Trust Prize Draw

The draw has taken place for the 2011 National Motor Museum Trust car prize draw.

The winners are:

1st prize - Mr C Snowdon from London has won the Mazda MX-5 2.0 SE (ticket number 010591).

2nd prize – Miss N Booth from Eastbourne has won a seat on the London to Brighton Run with accommodation in London for 1 night (ticket number 012843).

3rd prize – Mr D Glover from New Addington has won a ride in a Rolls-Royce from the Museum collection with lunch in Palace House(ticket number 026124).

4th prize - Garmin Sat Nav (ticket number 012762)

Promoter: Russell Bowman. Registered charity number 1107656. Registered with the Gambling Commission.

The 1000hp Sunbeam Album

A significant addition to the Collection is a photograph album by American photographer Richard H. LeSesne which depicts Major Henry Segrave breaking the World Land Speed Record on 29 March 1927 in the unique1000hp Sunbeam car. Segrave was the first man to officially exceed 200mph/321.87kph, a feat he achieved at Daytona Beach, Florida watched by a vast crowd. The album documents this achievement and also the immense public enthusiasm. The album complements a later LeSesne photographic account of Segrave setting a further World Land Speed Record, which is already held in the Photographic Collection. On this second occasion he reached 231.362mph/372.341kph on 11 March 1929, whilst driving Golden Arrow.

The National Motor Museum Trust is grateful to H&H Auctions who kindly assisted with this purchase, enabling the album to be saved for the nation. Both record-breaking vehicles can be seen in the National Motor Museum along with other famous World Land Speed Record cars.

Feats of Endurance

The Feats of Endurance Exhibition

The Feats of Endurance Exhibition

This exhibition has now ended.

The Feats of Endurance exhibition, featured vehicles that have stretched the boundaries of motoring endurance both in extreme conditions and on challenging terrain.

Throughout history mankind has felt the need to explore and discover. With the invention of mechanised road transport, new challenges became possible and motorists and motorcyclists were soon pushing both themselves and their machines to perform new feats of endurance.

Donate to our Funds

The National Motor Museum Trust is a charitable organisation dedicated to preserving and promoting motoring history. With your help we can continue to maintain the high quality of our provision, preserving the historic vehicles and unique archives in our care for future generations to learn from and enjoy.

Sponsor a Vehicle

The Sponsor a Vehicle initiative offers you the unique opportunity to have your name (or the name of a loved one) on display in the Museum, at the same time as helping to support the important work of the National Motor Museum Trust.

Accessibility for this site

The National Motor Museum Trust web site has been built with findability, accessibility and usability in mind, so we hope you can find, access and use the information you need. This page explains the accessibility features available on the web site.

1971 FORD CAPRI

This has to be one of the most carefully looked after cars you will ever encounter.

The National Motor Museum Trust was gifted this 1971 Ford Capri in 1994 by Mr B G Cutler of Wimborne.

Having owned the Capri from new, Mr Cutler never used it on Motorways, rarely drove it faster than 40 mph and only ever used it to drive 2 miles each day to visit a relative – and if he ever drove it on salted roads it was always washed immediately afterwards – even at night.

Sadly, time has taken its toll, meaning that the tyres are now badly perished and the vinyl roof has become worn. With your help we can continue the care of this lovely Capri.

Wish List

Work to include: New set of tyres £250- Thank you package: Name credit displayed with vehicle and on website, complimentary tickets to Beaulieu, Certificate of Thanks, signed Lord Montagu.

Repair or re-upholster driver’s seat £250- New set of tyres £250- Thank you package: Name credit displayed with vehicle and on website, complimentary tickets to Beaulieu, Certificate of Thanks, signed Lord Montagu.

Service and hydraulic check £250- Thank you package: Name credit displayed with vehicle and on website, complimentary tickets to Beaulieu, Certificate of Thanks, signed Lord Montagu.

Any two of the above £500- Thank you package: As above, plus photograph with vehicle, tour of National Motor Museum.

Repair or replace vinyl roof plus one of the above £1,000 - Thank you package: As above, plus VIP tour of National Motor Museum, pair of tickets to 5 major Beaulieu events.

Sponsor a Vehicle

Why we need sponsorship 

As a charitable trust, the National Motor Museum often has difficult decisions to make.

We host a unique collection of over 250 vehicles, spanning over 100 years of motoring. Many are in working order and are driven on rallies, motorcycle runs and events at Beaulieu. Others need varying degrees of work, care and attention in order to enable them to be driven whilst preserving them for the future.

With no core government funding, we rely on our friends and visitors to support us and to help us maintain our reputation as a focus for motoring enthusiasts and historians, a resource for students, researchers and writers and an inspirational attraction for people of all ages, abilities and nationalities.

We take a balanced view of our exhibits, taking our preservation responsibilities seriously whilst also believing in ‘living history’ and the value of seeing, hearing and experiencing our motor vehicles in action.

This is why we are inviting you to sponsor one of our vehicles.

1971 FORD CAPRI 

This has to be one of the most carefully looked after cars you will ever encounter.

The National Motor Museum Trust was gifted this 1971 Ford Capri in 1994 by Mr B G Cutler of Wimborne.

Having owned the Capri from new, Mr Cutler never used it on Motorways, rarely drove it faster than 40 mph and only ever used it to drive 2 miles each day to visit a relative – and if he ever drove it on salted roads it was always washed immediately afterwards – even at night.

Sadly, time has taken its toll, meaning that the tyres are now badly perished and the vinyl roof has become worn. With your help we can continue the care of this lovely Capri.

1966 AUSTIN A40 FARINA - Aka ‘Tubby' 

‘Tubby’ was first registered on the 18th April 1966.

With just one owner from new, ‘Tubby’ was offered to the National Motor Museum Trust as a bequest in 1990 having been driven a total of 83,000 miles by his owner, Mrs M Jackman of Paignton, Devon.

At this moment in time ‘Tubby’ is in need some TLC in order to get him running again. With a little help from you we can make this happen.

Listed below you will find our wish list for ‘Tubby’, outlining the work that is needed, the cost to achieve this and the thanks we would offer in return.

1949 MORRIS MINOR 

Alex Issigonis’ Morris Minor is now a legend and a collectors’ cult car.

This was Morris’ first post-WWII design – and it created a sensation at the 1948 Motor Show.

This Morris Minor was originally supplied to W F Schaaf of Mitcham, Surrey on the 21st of December 1949 for just £388.

Believed to have had just one owner from new, this Morris Minor was donated to the National Motor Museum Trust in 1971 with 79,000 miles on the clock.

For a total of just £1,000 we could get this lovely little Morris Minor back on the road. Can you help us?

1914 ROLLS-ROYCE ALPINE EAGLE 

As this remarkable Rolls-Royce approaches its hundredth birthday, we hope to help it celebrate in style – by restoring this fabulous car to its former glory by 2014.

It’s an ambitious task but it can be done.

Originally purchased by Mann Egerton of Norwich for just £792 it acquired a modern touring body in the 1950s. It was then bought by the National Motor Museum Trust, with the aid of a PRISM fund grant, in 1978/9.

Since then, it has been very well travelled - entering the Australian Bicentennial Rally in 1988 and the Jordan Rally in October 2003.

We hope you will be able to support the Trust in this ambitious and worthwhile project.

Friends of the National Motor Museum Trust

The Friends support the work of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu in its considerable task of preserving Britain’s diverse motoring heritage. Support is interpreted in its widest sense with the most important contribution being through membership subscriptions.

Become a Volunteer

There are opportunities to work with National Motor Museum staff on a voluntary basis in many of our collections.

Whether your particular interests are in motoring costume, artwork, motorsport, social history or motor engineering, you will find something which appeals. Both research and hands-on skills are needed to help our staff develop the collections.

You needn't be an expert in motoring history to become a member of our team, just have an enthusiastic and flexible approach. The amount of time each volunteer gives us varies from one to several days per week. Training is provided and many benefits are offered including free membership of the Friends.

We are always delighted to welcome new volunteers. Please contact the Administration Officer, Helen Keisel, for more information or use the online form if you are interested in joining us.

Business Partners

Autoglym Sales and Marketing Director, David Rogers, assisting Lord Montagu at the opening of the Museum's lastest exhibition, Jaguar Jamboree.

Autoglym Sales and Marketing Director, David Rogers, assisting Lord Montagu at the opening of the Museum's lastest exhibition, Jaguar Jamboree.

Business partnerships with the National Motor Museum Trust can take many forms and provide significant benefits to both parties. There are opportunities to support motoring heritage, exhibition programmes, education and community outreach projects. Our outlook on partnership is flexible and responsive, so that we can tailor arrangements to suit individual circumstance. Benefits we offer range from free entry tickets to the Museum to the use of Beaulieu facilities for a whole range of corporate events.

Outlined below are just a few case studies showing a selection of ways in which we work in partnership with corporate bodies.

Donations

mydonate

There are several ways to make a donation:

  • Online using BT MyDonate which is a not-for-profit, fundraising service for UK charities. MyDonate provides a secure and easy-to-use way to donate to the National Motor Museum Trust and your details will not be passed on to other charities.

Ways To Support Us

Your support is vital to our continued work and there are many ways you can help us.

Whether you are able to support us by; becoming a volunteer, joining our 'Friends of the National Motor Museum Trust' organisation, participating in our current fundraising campaign 'Sponsor a Vehicle' or by donating a vehicle or motoring related object to our museum collection. All contributions are welcome and much appreciated.

Sponsorship Received

The National Motor Museum Trust would like to thank the following for their support in sponsoring a vehicle. Their generosity will enable us to undertake valuable restoration and preservation work.

Find the exhibition 

The Caravan Club's exhibition is located on the lower floor of the National Motor Museum.

Entry is included with the general admission ticket to the Beaulieu attraction. Opposite the display you can also view the museum’s display of caravans. These exhibits include a 1926 Eccles caravan, a 1964 Commer Auto-Sleeper and the fabulous miniature Royal Caravan.

1966 AUSTIN A40 FARINA - Aka ‘Tubby' 

‘Tubby’ was first registered on the 18th April 1966.

With just one owner from new, ‘Tubby’ was offered to the National Motor Museum Trust as a bequest in 1990 having been driven a total of 83,000 miles by his owner, Mrs M Jackman of Paignton, Devon.

At this moment in time ‘Tubby’ is in need of some TLC in order to get him running again. In order to achieve this a full service, overhaul of brakes, MOT, new tyres and a re-spray are needed.

BOND IN MOTION

Car chase from the James Bond film 'Die Another Day'

This exhibition has now ended.

Opened in January 2012, the BOND IN MOTION exhibition was a collaboration between Eon Productions and Beaulieu featuring fifty vehicles to celebrate fifty years of 007 movies.

The exhibition, the largest of its kind staged anywhere in the world, showcased 50 of the best loved and most iconic James Bond vehicles.

In addition, 2012 also marked the 40th anniversary of the world-famous National Motor Museum, a fitting year to be hosting this major new exhibition with some of the most recognised vehicles in film to mark 50 years since the first Bond film was screened as well as 60 years since Beaulieu opened as a visitor attraction.

The Bond in Motion exhibition at the National Motor Museum ran until January 2014.

Previous Car Winners

2014 Winner 

The 2014 National Motor Museum Trust prize draw took place on the 5th November. This years star prize, a Peugeot RCZ GT Sports Coupe went to Stephanie Gonsalves from High Wycombe (ticket 024198).

Stephanie was presented with the keys to her new car by Lord Montagu and the National Motor Museum's Chief Executive, Russell Bowman, at a special ceremony inside the Museum.

The runner-up prize of a seat on the 2015 London to Brighton Run with one night’s accommodation in London went to Fred Reynolds from Georgia, USA (ticket 008224). Third prize, a Garmin Sat-Nav, was won by Sheena Barwell from Swindon, (ticket 011205).

Thank you to all those who took part in the draw which raised over £30,000 to further the work of the National Motor Museum Trust.

Friends of the National Motor Museum Trust

The Friends support the work of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu in its considerable task of preserving Britain’s diverse motoring heritage. Support is interpreted in its widest sense with the most important contribution being through membership subscriptions.

Become a Volunteer

There are opportunities to work with National Motor Museum staff on a voluntary basis in many of our collections.

Whether your particular interests are in motoring costume, artwork, motorsport, social history or motor engineering, you will find something which appeals. Both research and hands-on skills are needed to help our staff develop the collections.

You needn't be an expert in motoring history to become a member of our team, just have an enthusiastic and flexible approach. The amount of time each volunteer gives us varies from one to several days per week. Training is provided and many benefits are offered including free membership of the Friends.

We are always delighted to welcome new volunteers. Please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator, Helen Keisel, for more information or use the online form if you are interested in joining us.

Sponsor a Vehicle

The Sponsor a Vehicle initiative offers you the unique opportunity to have your name (or the name of a loved one) on display in the Museum, at the same time as helping to support the important work of the National Motor Museum Trust.

Sponsorship Received

The National Motor Museum Trust would like to thank the following for their support in sponsoring a vehicle. Their generosity will enable us to undertake valuable restoration and preservation work.

1966 AUSTIN A40 FARINA - Aka ‘Tubby' 

‘Tubby’ was first registered on the 18th April 1966.

With just one owner from new, ‘Tubby’ was offered to the National Motor Museum Trust as a bequest in 1990 having been driven a total of 83,000 miles by his owner, Mrs M Jackman of Paignton, Devon.

At this moment in time ‘Tubby’ is in need of some TLC in order to get him running again. In order to achieve this a full service, overhaul of brakes, MOT, new tyres and a re-spray are needed.

1971 FORD CAPRI

This has to be one of the most carefully looked after cars you will ever encounter.

The National Motor Museum Trust was gifted this 1971 Ford Capri in 1994 by Mr B G Cutler of Wimborne.

Having owned the Capri from new, Mr Cutler never used it on Motorways, rarely drove it faster than 40 mph and only ever used it to drive 2 miles each day to visit a relative – and if he ever drove it on salted roads it was always washed immediately afterwards – even at night.

Sadly, time has taken its toll, meaning that the tyres are now badly perished and the vinyl roof has become worn. With your help we can continue the care of this lovely Capri.

Wish List

Work to include: New set of tyres £250- Thank you package: Name credit displayed with vehicle and on website, complimentary tickets to Beaulieu, Certificate of Thanks, signed Lord Montagu.

Repair or re-upholster driver’s seat £250- New set of tyres £250- Thank you package: Name credit displayed with vehicle and on website, complimentary tickets to Beaulieu, Certificate of Thanks, signed Lord Montagu.

Service and hydraulic check £250- Thank you package: Name credit displayed with vehicle and on website, complimentary tickets to Beaulieu, Certificate of Thanks, signed Lord Montagu.

Any two of the above £500- Thank you package: As above, plus photograph with vehicle, tour of National Motor Museum.

Repair or replace vinyl roof plus one of the above £1,000 - Thank you package: As above, plus VIP tour of National Motor Museum, pair of tickets to 5 major Beaulieu events.

Ways To Support Us

Your support is vital to our continued work and there are many ways you can help us.

Whether you are able to support us by; becoming a volunteer, joining our 'Friends of the National Motor Museum Trust' organisation, participating in our current fundraising campaign 'Sponsor a Vehicle' or by donating a vehicle or motoring related object to our museum collection. All contributions are welcome and much appreciated.

Donations

You can make a donation by:

  • Sending a cheque made payable to the National Motor Museum Trust Ltd to Helen Keisel, at The National Motor Museum Trust, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN.

  • If you have a paypal account, go to www.paypal-donations.co.uk. Type in National Motor Museum in the ‘Find a Charity’ box and select or type in the donation amount you would like to give.

  • JustTextGiving – Using a mobile phone, text the message NMMT11, followed by the amount you would like to donate (£1, £3, £5 or £10) to 70070. (All money received from this will go towards our educational plans for the 1904 Pope Tribune.)

Previous Car Winners

2010 Winner 

A popular Mini One Convertible, supplied by Barons, Farnborough, was the star prize in this year’s National Motor Museum Trust Prize Draw and the lucky winner was Mrs Helen Dacey, from Abingdon, Oxfordshire with ticket number 006394. Mrs Dacey bought her ticket while visiting Beaulieu’s ‘Trucks and Troops’ Military Vehicle show in May.

At the prize giving ceremony outside Palace House, Mrs Dacey was presented with the keys to her new car by Lord Montagu. Mrs Dacey, who purchased just one ticket in the draw, said: "We had a wonderful day out at Beaulieu; the museum far exceeded our expectations and we're really pleased that you have another £45k to invest in your excellent facilities."

Locomobile

1901 Locomobile 

1901 Locomobile

Locomobile plate

A 1901 Locomobile steam car has recently gone on display after being kindly loaned to the National Motor Museum Trust.

The car, a Style No.2, has been rebuilt from the remains of a vehicle that is believed to have belonged to Albert Brooking, an Exeter Pawnbroker. The car has the registration number FJ2 which was one of the first issued in Exeter following the 1903 Motor Car Act.

The Locomobile was manufactured by the Locomobile Company of America, founded in 1899. Initially based in Watertown Massachusetts, the company moved to Bridgeport Connecticut in 1900 where it remained until its demise in 1929. They began by producing steam cars and by 1902 had sold 5,200 units, making Locomobile at that time, the largest car producers in America. Steam cars were a popular alternative to the internal combustion engine and for a few years around 1900 light steam cars were equal to, perhaps even better than, their petrol-engined rivals. However the need for constant replenishment of water, combined with rapid improvement in petrol engine technology soon made the steam car obsolete. In 1902 Locomobile began experimenting with petrol engines and production of steam cars was stopped three years later.

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Sunbeam Standard Model 3

On Display

This was one of the machines on the Sunbeam Stand at the 1924 Olympia Show. It was sold by Graham Walker, then competitions manager of John Marston Limited, to a schoolmaster whom he was destined never again to meet.

When the schoolmaster died, Graham Walker was astonished to learn that this machine along with several others had been willed to him.

It was restored by Mr H.O. Twitchen.

Year1924
CountryBritish
Capacity499cc
Cylinders1
Maximum speed55mph/88.51kph
Price new£88
ManufacturerJohn Marston Ltd

 

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