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A Racing History

09/02/2011

E.B. Wadsworth driving the Healey at a BARC member’s meeting at Goodwood in March 1954
The Motoring Research Service often receives requests to assist with finding the history of individual vehicles. In the vast majority of cases it is very unlikely that we will be able to help. Unless...

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Horse Power

05/08/2010

Some recent enquiries have reminded me just how wide the subject area covered by the National Motor Museum’s Reference Library really is. Naturally cars feature prominently with good coverage...

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A rallying surprise!

20/05/2010

On hearing the phrase ‘Caravan Club Road Rally’ the uninitiated might assume, as I did, that this refers to a group of caravan owners meeting up for the weekend somewhere. The truth, as I...

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Early motoring publications

14/04/2010

The early years of motoring continue to fascinate historians, car enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in our industrial heritage. The pioneering days of the 1890s and 1900s are now well beyond...

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A steamy affair

10/02/2010

A glance at the programme of events scheduled to take place at the National Motor Museum this year will reveal the Steam Revival over the weekend of 5 and 6 June. This harks back to the 1960s when...

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Cars on rails

18/11/2009

The current issue of The Automobile (November 2009) has an interesting article, written by former National Motor Museum Director Michael Ware, about a Ford Model T railcar conversion. The car in...

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Meeting history on the page.

05/10/2009

Having said that I would be posting some interesting snippets here on the blog, I was starting to worry that the supply of such snippets might suddenly dry up before I had a chance to start. I...

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Launch of the Enquiries Officer's Blog

22/09/2009

Today sees the launch of the Trust's new website and this new blog. It will provide me with a chance to share some of the interesting motoring snippets that come across my desk in the course of my...

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