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Bush Pilot book cover, cartoon of man in hammock by an aeroplane

Gone Bush

Saturday 16 November 2019 Something of a latecomer to aviation Paul Catanach first threatened airspace (and everything beneath it) at…

Pat Garrod on motorbike in desert

Bearback: The World Overland

Friday 6 December 2019 Imagine jacking it all in, packing your life into a 41-litre pannier and riding into the…

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…

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…

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