The High Days and Holidays exhibition explored the impact of the motor vehicle on British leisure time. From chauffeurs and charabancs to carnival and caravans, High Days and Holidays showcased objects, archives, books and photographs from the museum’s collections, along with items loaned by many partners.
For 2010, the National Motor Museum exhibited 'ProMotion', an exhibition of vehicles that illustrated the imaginative and fun techniques companies have used to promote their products over the years. Among the vehicles that were on display were a Worthington Bottle delivery truck, a Birds Eye Pea and the iconic Cadbury Crème Egg car.
For 2009, the National Motor Museum exhibited, ‘Jaguar Jamboree’, which showcased the iconic Jaguar marque, with a selection of models from its illustrious past. Vechicles that defined Jaguar as a car of style, elegance and sophistication, were exhibited, as well as memorabilia, accessories and film clips.
For 2008, the National Motor Museum exhibited some of the most well-known and influential customised cars and bikes that this country and the USA have produced since World War II. The Art of Custom celebrated the outstanding craftsmanship and mechanical skill involved in creating these unique automotive masterpieces. In June 2008, a pilot custom car drive-in event was held in the grounds of Beaulieu and attracted over 250 vehicles.
In 2007, the National Motor Museum showcased some of the most exotic and exciting super cars and bikes produced during the preceding twenty years. Ranging from the Light Car Company Rocket to the awesome Lamborghini Countach, the star of the show was undoubtedly the Bugatti Veyron, which the Museum was fortunate enough to secure on loan from Volkswagen for six months.
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