Articles tagged Heritage Motor Centre

Page 90 of July 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, July 1995

Leyland Eight Brakes

In our recent reference to the fate of the racing Leyland-Thomas No 2 during the war, we questioned whether the front-wheel brakes fitted to it after its racing days in the hands of its creator J G Parry Thomas were of his design or of a proprietary make. In some quarters where the history and specification of the great Leyland Eight and Leyland Thomas cars is of more than passing interest, it is...

Page 68 of March 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, March 1995

V-to-C Miscellany

The Alvis 12/50 Register Bulletin No 190 contained a very interesting, well-illustrated 16-page article by Eric Benfield on the 1924 Alvis racing cars, with more to come, including driving impressions. The Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon, Warwickshire is to celebrate the 70th birthday of what is still called "Old No 1" MG on March 26, with reduced entry fees for those arriving in MGs. The display...

Page 111 of April 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, April 2010

In brief

* The Historic Sports Car Club has secured a date on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit to cap its 2010 calendar. As well as headline events at the Brands Hatch GP and Oulton Park International tracks and a return to Croft, the club’s racers will tackle the Silverstone GP circuit over the weekend of May 15/16. * Williams director of engineering Patrick Head has given his name to a new class...

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V-C Miscellany

My "Forgotten Makes" piece on the Mercer has brought a letter from Mr W Mackintosh of Katoomba, Australia, telling me that the T-head Mercer 35 was produced alongside the L-head Beaver-engined 30, not Eric Delling's L-head 22/70, which did not appear until 1915, and was superseded early in 1916, after a run of about 200, by the 22/72 Mercer, The 22/70 Show car at the 1915 Panama-Pacific...

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Gaydon reopens

The Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, reopened in May after a £1.7 million refurbishment.  The remodelled museum offers visitors the chance to see the world’s largest collection of historic and significant British motorcars, as well as charting the oft turbulent history of the British motor industry.  The museum now has a complete new look thanks to Heritage Lottery funding, and introduces...

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Cars are definitely the stars

This month's lots... Le Mans posters, Aston Martin grand prix cars and Group 5 BMW DRM cars – all the stuff we love Despite the doom mongers' predictions that the global historic car market is heading for a tumble, prices continue to head northwards, especially in the US. Prices of cars with corroborated Stateside racing history, such as the Cobra pictured below, have recently gone stratospheric...

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Lotto cash for HMC

The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust has been granted £997,691 of National Lottery money for a major redevelopment of the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire. Plans call for a new mezzanine floor within the museum’s main hall and the creation of two new exhibitions. ‘Making British Cars’ will tell the story of the UK motor industry from the 1890s to the present day. ‘Under the Skin...

Page 5 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, September 1991

Around and about

Motor Sport Formula One Meet We are delighted to announce that Motor Sport will be sponsoring the HSCC's final championship round at Silverstone on Saturday, September 28. One of the very best historic meetings of the year, it features a 15-lap race for pre-'85 Formula One cars. Entries already include the only Osella racing in this country, and Don Wood's unique DFV-engined Minardi M185. Other...

Page 119 of April 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 119, April 2008

In brief

* Two sections of the Isle of Man’s TT course will feature in the 2008 Manx Classic, where a range of classic cars will compete in three hillclimbs on closed public roads. The April 17-19 event starts in Douglas with a blast up Bray Hill, running against the normal TT route. The action then moves to Sloc hill near Port Erin, with the third event at Lhergy Frissell, a section of the course...

Page 89 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, January 2006

Revenge is sweet for Merc pairing

Rally of the Tests November 10-13 Having missed winning the 2004 event by just 12 seconds. Frank Fennell and Kevin Savage claimed the '05 Rally of the Tests by a comfortable margin in their Mercedes 3005E. After three full days of special tests and regularity sections. Fennell/Savage arrived at the finish at the Heritage Motor Centre with a lead of two and a half minutes over the Alfa Romeo...

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