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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…

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 2018 centenary of ‘Votes for Women’ the Shell Heritage Art Collection will be highlighting female artists from…

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…

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