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List of Vehicles - The National Motor Museum Trust

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

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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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Recent accessions to the archive are recorded below. Please note that items may not be available for viewing in the reading room immediately. To avoid disappointment, please contact us prior to planning a visit.

Heritage 100

The National Motor Museum Trust has become a member of Heritage100. This new initiative funded by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council has brought together a number of major museums and archives in the area to work together using their diverse collections and social media technology to reach new audiences.

 

My Favourite Object

One of the key aims of Heritage100 is to engage with new audiences. Visitor figures for the National Motor Museum showed females to be in the minority and the Hertiage100 project provided an ideal opportunity to redress the balance.
 

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Museum Tours and Workshops

As part of the Heritage100 project ladies from around the New Forest came through the National Motor Museum’s doors to take part in specially designed interactive tours, focusing on women in motoring.

The Chalkboard Choices tour encouraged participants to explore the Museum and choose the vehicle they wanted to own, the perfect escape vehicle and the vehicle they would not like to drive. The results can be viewed in this movie.

 

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Brockenhurst College

A key element of Heritage100 focuses on community engagement. In collaboration with Future Creative, the National Motor Museum Trust worked on two projects with students at Brockenhurst College with the aim of making motoring heritage more relevant to young people.

 

Outreach

As part of the Heritage 100 project, staff at The National Motor Museum Trust collaborated with Future Creative to develop an outreach programme working with community groups in Hampshire.

 

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Conservation of the Percy Lambert racing silks 

After many years of trying to raise funds for the conservation of Percy Lambert’s racing silks, we are delighted to announce that funding has been secured through The Arts Council Designation Development Fund. This has allowed us to commission interventive conservation treatment to stabilise and support the silks.

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Beaulieu Racer Game featuring the Austin Seven Tourer

The National Motor Museum has collaborated with Southampton Solent University to create an exciting motor racing game and exhibition space for our visitors. The project is jointly funded by Southampton Solent University and the European ‘VIVID’ initiative which seeks to enhance visual design in the heritage sector.

The Beaulieu Racer video game is based on vehicles from the Museum’s Collection including the 1903 Napier Gordon Bennett, 1904 De Dion Bouton, 1928 Austin Seven Tourer and the 1971 Ford Capri. The player has the opportunity to design their own vehicle by mixing up different car parts and then race around the track to set the best lap time.

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Highlights

The Film & Video Library have uploaded a variety of films from the Ford Film & Video Collection to the dedicated Ford Heritage YouTube channel.

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Donation of the Percy Lambert Plaque 

Andrea Bishop of the National Motor Museum presents the plaque to Allan Winn at Brooklands Museum

A plaque commemorating Percy Lambert’s achievement of being the first man to drive 100 miles in one hour has gone on permanent display at Brooklands Museum, after being donated by the National Motor Museum Trust.

Lambert’s record breaking distance was achieved at Brooklands on the 15th February 1913. Driving in a streamlined Talbot belonging to the Earl of Shrewsbury, Lambert broke the record by driving 103.76 miles within the hour. To commemorate the occasion, a brass plaque was placed on the wall of the Clubhouse where it remained until the track closed. Tragically, the same year, on the 31st October 1913, Lambert was fatally injured trying to improve on his own record and was pronounced dead on arrival at Weybridge Cottage Hospital.

Kids in Museums Takeover Day 2013

Takeover Day, a national initiative run by Kids in Museums, took place in November 2013. The day celebrated the contribution of children and young people to museums, galleries and historic houses.

The National Motor Museum got involved by visiting Year 11 GCSE Business and Communication Systems students at Highcliffe School near Christchurch, Dorset. The museum’s team inspired students about writing in museums and tasked them with creating object captions.

Here you can see a selection of exhibition captions produced by the students. Information was taken from the catalogue records of objects in The Caravan Club Collection, and edited to squeeze into the 40 word limit.

Museums and Galleries Month 2008

We worked in partnership with St Barbe Museum, New Forest Centre, local schools and the New Forest Poetry Society to produce a series of poems in response to each museum's collections. These were displayed within each museum and then an exhibition of all the poets' and students' work was shown at the New Forest Centre in July 2008.

This successful project was a fantastic opportunity for audiences to bring our exhibits to life with their different stories.

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Beaulieu Racer Game featuring the Austin Seven Tourer

The National Motor Museum has collaborated with Southampton Solent University to create an exciting motor racing game and exhibition space for our visitors. The project is jointly funded by Southampton Solent University and the European ‘VIVID’ initiative which seeks to enhance visual design in the heritage sector.

The Beaulieu Racer video game is based on vehicles from the Museum’s Collection including the 1903 Napier Gordon Bennett, 1904 De Dion Bouton, 1928 Austin Seven Tourer and the 1971 Ford Capri. The player has the opportunity to  design their own vehicle by mixing up different car parts and then race around the track to set the best lap time.

Beaulieu One Hundred

Beaulieu One Hundred Members at the annual dinner

Beaulieu One Hundred members at the Annual Dinner

Supporting the work of the National Motor Museum Trust.
Preserving our motoring heritage, enjoying our motoring history.

The Beaulieu One Hundred is both unique and exclusive.  Designed for motoring enthusiasts, collectors and specialists, it is open to just one hundred members.

Members enjoy many benefits at the same time as helping the essential work of the National Motor Museum.

Benefits include VIP entry to the National Motor Museum and Beaulieu events and other motoring related experiences.

Bill Tuttle Race Programmes 1950 -1953 

Little known Isle of Man TT winner, William Tuttle (also known as the ‘Wakefield Wizz’) is thought to have been a talented trials motorcyclist in his early years who later went onto win three TT races and a number of continental 125cc Grand Prix races in the late 1940s to early 1950s.

Trained as a dispatch rider in the Royal Corps of Signals, Tuttle served with distinction in occupied Europe after D-Day. Mentioned in dispatches twice, Sergeant W. Tuttle was demobilised in 1946.

A quietly spoken family man popular with the crowds and fellow competitors alike he managed to escape the attention of the press, making these race programmes believed to be signed by him, even more special.

The Stages

Creative Fun at the National Motor Museum

Each August we run creative family activities in the National Motor Museum and at the Caravan and Motorhome Club's New Forest Centenary Site.

During summer 2017 families took part in drop-in activities, inspired by the museum’s two-year project Keep CALM and STEAM Ahead, supported by Arts Council England.

Sponsored by the Shell Heritage Art Collection and the Caravan and Motorhome Club, visitors took part in a variety of activities which explored magical mechanisms on the theme of Automotive Steampunk.

Paris-Madrid Rally

1903 Napier

Gordon Bennett Race 1903, British team

In May 2014 the National Motor Museum entered the 1903 Napier into the H&H Paris-Madrid Rally. The Museum was competing for the Charles Jarrott Trophy, in honour of the pioneering British driver who led the field in the Paris-Madrid rally of 1903. It was particularly fitting that the Museum's Napier should compete for this Trophy, as this historic machine was actually driven by Jarrott himself in the 1903 Gordon Bennett Race.

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Greville K Dawson Collection 

Bluebird CN-8

Bluebird CN-8

Over 50 years ago, November 1965, saw the end of an era of frenzied attack on the Land Speed Record. This included the women’s record set by Lee Breedlove shortly after her husband Craig Breedlove’s record time in his Spirit of America on 2nd November 1965. A recent donation to the Motoring Archives, the Greville K Dawson Collection, contains a wealth of information about the history of the Land Speed Record and the fascinating attempt to create a new Bluebird, the CN-8.

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.

How to join the Friends

To join the Friends of the National Motor Museum Trust please download and complete these membership forms and when complete post them to:

Theresa Browning Friends Membership Secretary
The National Motor Museum Trust
Beaulieu
Brockenhurst
Hampshire
SO42 7ZN

 

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteer working with photographic collection

Could you be a National Motor Museum Trust Volunteer? We are looking for enthusiastic people to join us.

Our volunteers work either in the Collections Centre or in the Museum, depending on their area of interest.

As a volunteer you could:

•  Get hands on with our world class collections and help make our objects and records accessible to a wider audience

•  Carry out research for a number of exciting projects

•  Work in the Museum caring for the vehicles on display and enhancing the experience for our visitors

•  Gain valuable experience and skills in a variety of roles

Volunteers provide us with fantastic support and are an integral part of the National Motor Museum Team. You needn't be an expert in motoring history to volunteer, 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.

Browse the Collections area of the website to find out more about our work and Collections.

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.

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.

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Become a Business Partner

Shell sponsored booth in the Museum

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.

Donations

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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.

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Previous Car Winners

2013 Winner 

The star prize of a Mini Cooper Coupe in the 2013 National Motor Museum Trust prize draw was won by Emily Talbot from Romford.

  • 2nd prize – a seat on the London to Brighton Run 2014, with accommodation in London for 1 night, was won by Vicky Zappia from Broadstone.
  • 3rd prize – a ride in a Rolls-Royce from the Museum collection with lunch in Palace House, was won by Lucy Milbank from Whaplode.
  • 4th prize - Garmin Sat Nav, was won by Martin O'Toole from Chertsey.

Congratulations to all the prize winners and thanks to everyone who took part and helped raise money towards the work of the National Motor Museum Trust.

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Caravans & Charabancs on Display

Caravans & Charabancs exhibition in the Museum

Caravans & Charabancs exhibition in the Museum

Stories, vehicles, research and highlights from the National Motor Museum Trust and Caravan Club Collections were gathered together to create several displays during the two year Caravans & Charabancs project. A diverse audience from museum visitors to commuters and holidaymakers have enjoyed Caravans & Charabancs in a range of settings.

Heritage Lottery Funding enabled a redisplay of the Museum’s iconic 1926 Eccles caravan and 1922 Maxwell charabanc, helping visitors to better understand leisure motoring in the 1920s. These vehicles were complemented with interpretation exploring many previously untold aspects of the Caravans & Charabancs theme.

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Willys MB Jeep

On Display

Perhaps the most famous military vehicle to emerge from the Second World War, the four-wheel-drive Jeep served with Allied forces in virtually every theatre of the conflict. A total of 639,245 Jeeps were built for military service between 1941 and 1945. This example took part in the Normandy landings of June 1944.

In 1940 American Bantam designed and built a prototype four-wheel-drive runabout to meet a US Army specification. Although they built 1,500 production vehicles, Bantam did not have the capacity to build the quantities required by the military and assembly was split between Willys-Overland and Ford. Both the Willys MB and the identical Ford GPW used the Willys Go-Devil engine. The design was so successful that production for the civilian market continued after the war. The Jeep is the ancestor of the modern off-road four-wheel-drive or sports utility vehicle (SUV).

Year1943
CountryAmerican
Capacity2,199cc
CylindersIn-line 4
ValvesSide
Performance60mph
Price newNot marketed until 1945
ManufacturerWillys-Overland Company
OwnerMontagu Collection

 

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