Austin Adventures, with George Mooney

Joy Moody with Austin Seven

George Mooney and Joy, his wife of 58 years, are known to many in the Austin Seven world for their adventures with their Baby Austin Seven cars.

George has been a Life member of the Friends for 40 years and his presentation, put together especially for tonight, focuses on his adventures with their remarkable Austins since they bought their first Box saloon for transport in 1962.  They still own and use that same Box Saloon which has been joined by several other Austins over time!

When they needed a car for Joy back in 1962 they had no idea what choosing an Austin Seven would lead to. Joy chose the Austin against a Fiat Topolino of the same year.  They crossed the Atlantic twice with their 2-seater Cambridge Special A7, in 2005 when they drove across South America and in 2006 driving across the USA Route 66. On both trips they reached the Pacific Ocean.

George’s presentation will be illustrated with photography covering most of their trips over a period of more than 40 years. There were many more trips that were not recorded. Their most recent was to Yorkshire in July 2019.


The evening will begin at 7.30 pm in the Lecture Theatre of the Collections Centre, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. A bar will be available for the purchase of beers, wines, soft drinks and tea and coffee. The evenings will conclude at around 10.00 pm. Tickets are £10.00 each for non-members; £7.50 for members. For further information and to purchase tickets please contact Theresa Browning on 01590 614792 or email theresa.browning@beaulieu.co.uk.

Please note: The National Motor Museum will be not be open at this event.

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