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An early design for a light weight motor caravan, Mr William Appleton’s Aeroplane.

The Birth of Motor Caravanning

The earliest days of the Caravan and Motorhome Club often conjure up idyllic scenes of horse-drawn caravans, exploring the countryside…

1961 Monaco GP, Stirling Moss in Rob Walkers Lotus 18.

Sir Stirling Moss 1929–2020

Among many famous racing drivers there are perhaps just a few who stand out as being truly great. Each generation…

Charles Jarrott in the 1903 Napier at the Gordon Bennett races

Britain’s First Motor Race

Research and Enquiries Officer, Patrick Collins, tells the story of Britain’s first official motor race. The development of motor racing…

Page from the Concise History of English Carriages

The first book on Motoring

For World Book Day, our Research and Enquiries Officer explores the story behind, what is believed to be, the first…

Vehciles lined up at a noggin lunch

Noggin ‘n Natter 2019 review

NMMT Friends member Toby Sears reviews the Noggin n’ Natter meet ups that take place throughout the year. 2019 saw…

David Bremner in replica Bristol Scout plane

A Flying Start to the Season

David Chorlton – NMMT Friends member On the evening of 21 September 2019 the Friends were very privileged to witness…

Poster of traffic on bridge with caption beat the James Buy a Moped

Beat the Jams – Buy a Moped

This distinctive poster is a recent donation to our Object Collection. Picturing traffic in 1960s Southampton (we believe it to…

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…

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