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Thousand Mile Trial Flag

Thousand Mile Trial flag

A flag used in the Automobile Club’s Thousand Mile Trial of 1900 has been donated to the National Motor Museum…

Design drawing of the Lotus Europa

Ron Hickman and the Lotus Europa

Following a recent donation of material relating to the designer and inventor the late Ron Hickman, Senior Curator Sarah Wyatt explores…

Shell Kindred Spirits (1908), showing a female driver in an open top car, beside two Shell petrol cans.

Votes for Women – Janet Sturge

To mark the centenary of ‘Votes for Women’ the Shell Heritage Art Collection will be highlighting female artists from our…

George Thorne Diary 1937

The George Thorne Diaries

Senior curator, Sarah Wyatt, has been exploring a recent donation to the Motoring Archives. George Thorne kept detailed motoring records…

Ron Hickman leaning next to the Lotus Elan

Ron Hickman and the Lotus Elan

A collection of drawings and documents by Lotus sports car designer and inventor the late Ron Hickman has recently been…

Musueum Manager Doug Hill talks to visitors in the National Motor Museum

Under the Bonnet Returns

  Saturday 30 March and Saturday 27 April Due to the popularity of our last ‘Under the Bonnet’ evening, we are…

The Story of Lilian Roper

Sarah Wyatt – Film and Video Curator Our Motoring Archive holds two bound scrapbooks charting the motoring career of Lilian…

Ron Hickman, left, with Colin Chapman, centre

Ron Hickman donation

An important personal collection of drawings and documents by Lotus sports car designer and inventor the late Ron Hickman has…

Image from the Car Illustrated of a lady looking under the bonnet of her car

Under the Bonnet

Sarah Wyatt – Film and Video Curator In the early days of motoring, most women were content to let their…

Long Distance Ladies

Patrick Collins – Research and Enquiries Officer Long distance journeys hold a special fascination for adventurous motorcyclists. Numerous riders have…

Muriel Hind dressed in cycling attire with Rex Motorcycle

Muriel Hind (1882 – 1956)

Patrick Collins – Research and Enquiries Officer One doesn’t need to spend long looking through the Edwardian motorcycling magazines held…

Getting Creative for Vote 100

Angela Willis – Curator, Caravan and Motorhome Club Collection This summer we celebrated 100 years of some women gaining the…

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