This year (2013), the Heritage Motor Centre will be celebrating 20 years since its opening. No doubt there will be special events planned. But special events or not, there is plenty of reasons to visit the centre in Gaydon.
Back in the 1970s, British Leyland took steps in order to understand how many British-made classic cars were in the country. They managed to locate 100 vehicles, dating back to the very beginning of motor history. As a result, they took steps to form a collection of historic British Leyland vehicles – this collection was on public display at Donington Park.
A few years later, the collection reached 200, and a new museum was required. With the help of Rover, the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon was created. The collection was reviewed with additions to the range of manufacturers and the removal of certain duplicates.
Today”s museum is now home to 300 vehicles, with Tasta peliryhmasta loytyy outoja ja viela oudompia peleja, joista muilla kasino illa ei osata haaveillakaan. a combination of classics from niche to bigger producers.
The centre”s website will give you all the up-to-date information, but here is just a taster of what to expect:
If you are an engine nut, then the bonnet days will interest you. On the last Friday of every month, the Heritage Motor Centre selects 3 cars and simply opens up the bonnet. This is an excellent opportunity, if you”ve always fancied looking inside a particular model. To plan in advance, the selected cars are named on the website in advance of bonnet days.
It”s not just the Heritage Motor Centre celebrating an important anniversary; in 2012 we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Bond. The event was appropriately celebrated with the record breaking film Skyfall. Jaguar Land Rover provided 77 cars for this film, including the Land Rover Defender 110 double cab pick-up, which stars in the opening sequence.
If you”ve already been along, don”t hesitate to get in touch and tell us what you thought of your visit.
This article was written and published by Emma Jones (she also took the photographs). Emma works for Trade Classics as an in-house journalist and copywriter and has many years” experience in the classic car sector. Why not write a reply on this article below – she”d love to hear your thoughts on her thoughts!Google
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