Frontispiece of The Lure of Speed book

World Book Day

For World Book Day, Research and Enquiries Officer Patrick Collins explores some of the books related to Land Speed Record…

A horse-drawn caravan and a caravan towed by a motor car side by side

The First Trailer Caravan

Who built the first caravan to be towed by a motor car? Here the Curator of the Caravan and Motorhome…

A group of people enjoying Christmas dinner on a table outside caravans.

Caravanning at Christmas

A century ago, holidaying in a caravan over the winter months would have been unthinkable for most, with caravan touring…

1981 Austin Metro

The Metro at 40

A familiar sight on the Britain’s roads in the 1980s and 1990s, the Austin Metro was launched in October 1980,…

1905 Shell Postcard of flying car

A postcard from the past

Exciting new acquisition for the Shell Heritage Art Collection This spring the Shell Heritage Art Collection was lucky enough to…

Cars take part in the Ranelagh Club Automobile Gymkhana, 1900

Ranelagh Club Gymkhana

It may seem strange to be reading about a polo club gymkhana in the National Motor Museum’s blog but the…

Sidecar racing at the IOM TT, 1970

Isle of Man TT

In a year when motorcycle enthusiasts have been denied the spectacle of the Isle of Man TT, Research and Enquiries…

1960 Messerschmitt KR200 with L plate

85 Years of the driving test

The origins of the driving test are explored in the latest blog from Research and Enquiries Officer Patrick Collins. 1st…

If you would like a copy of any of our images, please visit our dedicated Motoring Picture Library website