The British Motor Museum Shifts Into High Gear This Summer With Shows, Rallies & Family Fun

Written by Lyn Funnell
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The British Motor Museum in Gaydon is home to the world’s most impressive collection of historic British Cars, more than 400, spanning the classic, vintage and veteran eras. But this summer, the museum shifts into high gear with a supercharged calendar of events that’s chock-a-block with fun activities, rallies and events for all ages.

Brand new this year is the Italian Wheels event on September 16, a celebration of Italian supercars, scooters and even tractors.The British Motor Museum also kicked off a brand-new exhibition entitled “The Gallery: Auto Art at the British Motor Museum”, which will run until 30 June 2023. The exhibition features a collection of more than 30 motoring-related pieces from seven of Britain’s most creative automotive artists and sculptors.

Best of all—the award-winning museum is freezing ticket prices at 2022 rates.

Tom Caren, Show Manager at the British Motor Museum, said, “We’re really looking forward to 2023 with an action-packed schedule that is sure to delight show-goers and visitors. As well as our much-loved and popular shows, we also look forward to hosting some brand new shows and welcoming visitors who might not have been to the British Motor Museum before”.

What’s On This Summer?

Summer is here, which means there’s loads of time to take part in the activities, shows and events

Some of this summer’s highlights include:

-The Gaydon Gathering, an informal evening that takes place outdoors on the Museum’s arenas on the second Tuesday every month, bringing hundreds of vehicles of all makes and models. Future Gaydon Gathering dates are 11 July, 8 August, 12 September and 10 October.

Mini Motorists Mondays are back. Head down to the museum with your little one every 3rd Monday of the month from 10.30am to 12pm for imaginative play and a story.

-Popular shows include the Banbury Run on 18 June, the largest gathering of motorcycles and three-wheelers produced before 1931, with up to 500 entrants.

-If you like Fords, then you’ll love the Ford Nationals on 25 June, featuring hundreds of modern, classic and commercial Ford vehicles.

-The British Motor Museum has partnered with the Transport Museum Wythall for a July 1 event that expects more than a hundred vintage and modern buses from all across the country at the annual Wythall BusFest at Gaydon . The show is well on its way to becoming the largest bus rally in the UK.

– The BMC & Leyland Show on 9 July celebrates two landmark anniversaries of British motoring; 50 years of the Austin Allegro and 40 years of the Austin Maestro.

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Fun is waiting this summer at the British Motor Museum 

– On 23 July, one ticket lets you in on the Old Ford Rally and the Rootes Heritage Day, two spectacular displays of vintage cars like you’ve never seen before.

-For the first time since 1998, Saab Clubs from around the world will be coming together to show off and celebrate this famous Swedish marque during Saab International  to take place 5 and 6 August.

-The Aston Martin Heritage Festival rolls in on 9 August. This year is particularly special as the Aston Martin Heritage Trust celebrates its 25th birthday.

-The Retro Truck Show on 9 – 10 September is mainly dedicated to trucks produced between 1972 and 2002. They come from all over the UK and Europe, notably France, the Netherlands and Belgium.

 

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Gaydon Gatherings are back on the 2nd Tuesday of the month

 

There’s a lot more to explore at the British Motor Museum. Don’t miss a minute this summer.

British Motor Museum
Banbury Road,
Gaydon,
Warwickshire,
CV35 0BJ

enquiries@britishmotormuseum.co.uk

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BeSeeingYou In: The British Motor Museum

Good to know: The museum also has a comprehensive archive and picture library as well as education and learning programmes

WOW! Factor: The museum is home to what is believed to be one of only three 1905 Riley 9HP’s in existence

Tip: For the best rates, book tickets online and in advance

 

Author bio:  Lyn Funnell

Lyn Funnell
Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers.

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