Graham Payne Takes the Reins at British Motor Heritage
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Graham Payne Takes the Reins at British Motor Heritage

Graham Payne, the former Chief Operating Officer of Rimmer Bros Ltd, has been appointed Managing Director of leading classic car parts supplier British Motor Heritage (BMH) – he replaces John Yea who retired in December after 18 years with the company. […]

Discount on British Motor Heritage Certificates
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Discount on British Motor Heritage Certificates

The British Motor Museum has just redesigned their online shop to make it easier to buy Heritage Certificates.  These certificates are available for many of the leading British motor manufacturers including Austin, Morris, MG, Riley, Wolseley, Aston Martin, Rover, Land Rover, Standard, Triumph, BMC and British Leyland. The certificates are basically birth certificates for you car and pull from the original manufacturer’s records and will include details like the build and despatch dates, engine and body numbers, color scheme, and details of factory fitted equipment. Not all particulars are available for every car – much of this depends on the records kept by the original facility and the maintenance of those records over time by different companies. To celebrate the redesign of the museum’s e-shop, they are offering classic car owners a special deal this summer. From now until July 17, 2017 you […]

The British Motor Heritage BMH stand at last year’s MGLIVE!
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British Motor Heritage (BMH) Presence at MGLIVE! 2016

British Motor Heritage (BMH) has been a strong supporter of MGLIVE! and this year’s meeting at Silverstone on June 4/5 will mark its most comprehensive presence at ‘the world’s largest MG event’ to date. The company’s stand will feature a range of vehicles built from BMH replacement body shells and a large sample of other parts for classic MGs. Complementing this quality hardware will be a major selection of motoring products available via the company’s ever-growing online brand, Motoring Classics. They will include: MG-branded leather cases, travel bags, driving gloves and key rings MG-branded leisurewear by Auto Club Racing Moto-Lita steering wheels EBC brakes Tex original equipment wash/wipe and mirror products Other items by such respected brands as: Samco Revotec Zircotec Visitors to the stand are assured of a warm welcome, where BMH’s comprehensive and illustrated 2016 parts catalogue, the […]

British Motor Heritage Representation at Race Retro
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British Motor Heritage Representation at Race Retro

British Motor Heritage (BMH) will have two stands at Race Retro – its regular one in Hall 2 and another one opposite dedicated to Piloti shoes – the latest addition to the company’s ever-expanding Motoring Classicsrange of online automotive parts, accessories and lifestyle products. The Main stand (No.B6) will feature details of: BMH’s extensive selection of replacement panels and bodyshells for such popular British classic cars as the Mini and MGB; bodywork and mechanical race parts for the MGB; Zircotec heat treatments; and the aforementioned line-up of products available direct from www.motoringclassics.co.uk that spans everything from car covers to clothing and model cars to Moto-Lita steering wheels.

Heritage Motor Centre renamed as British Motor Museum
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Heritage Motor Centre renamed as British Motor Museum

Heritage Motor Centre said the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust at Gaydon had gained “designated” status from Arts Council England, confirming its vehicles were of national significance. It shuts for the work from 30 November and will reopen on 13 February. A new £4m Collections Centre, featuring about 250 vehicles, mostly previously unseen, will open on the same day. Heritage Motor Centre, which claims to have “the world’s largest collection of historic British cars,” said visitors would be able to “look under more open bonnets” and enjoy new interactive content including sound and film, following the revamp. The new museum will boast zones telling the cars’ stories in more detail, a new entrance and a new area for education programmes. For more information, check out the official British Motor Museum website.

CONTINENTAL DRIFT – A NEW FILM FROM BENTLEY MOTORS
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Continental Drift – A New Film from Bentley Motors

Bentley Motors has released a new film capturing and celebrating the incredible dynamic ability of the GT Speed. Called ‘Continental Drift’ and filmed at an abandoned airbase on the Italian island of Sicily, the film shows the scope of performance of Bentley’s pinnacle GT, including incredibly precise drifting through dramatic locations. […]

Original Geneva Motor Show Jaguar E Types Reunited at home of William Lyons Header
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Original E-Type Trio from Geneva Motor Show Reunited

The three original Jaguar E-Type launch cars which revolutionized the automotive industry when they debuted in Switzerland in 1961, have been reunited for the first time at the home of their maker, Sir William Lyons, in a celebration of the car’s 60th anniversary. […]

My parents had one of those! – The British Motor Show adds a celebration of automotive ordinariness to its amazing host of content
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British Motor Show Mum and Dad’s Cars Display for 2021

As families plan their Father’s Day celebrations, what better way for the UK’s The British Motor Show to mark the occasion than by announcing a special ‘Mum and Dad’s Cars’ display among its vast array of classic and modern iron. […]

Bentley Comms Birking Scramble Bicester Heritage
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Scramble! Returned to Bicester Heritage

Bicester Heritage threw open the gates to its historical site on June 5th and 6th to host its first public event of 2021. In a stunning return to form, the weekend extravaganza of historic motoring saw up to 4000 guests per day visit the site of the former RAF Bicester, united by a love of cars. […]

Period advertising material and stories connected to some of the cars are reproduced onto giant banners hanging above the cars. With all the cars finally revealed, The Great British Car Journey launches in a refurbished warehouse in the old wireworks, Ambergate Derbyshire, ahead of next weekís official opening.
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Great British Car Journey – New Destination in England

The UK’s newest visitor attraction Great British Car Journey has opened its doors. Making the once ordinary extraordinary, the Great British Car Journey is packed with British marques and models that dominated the roads for nearly a century. […]

Vauxhall - Heritage Griffin Greats 269764
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Vauxhall Heritage Collection in On The Move

Vauxhall’s famous Heritage Collection and Archive are set to move from the company’s Griffin House site next month, as plans develop to create an all-new public-facing Heritage Center in the future. The imminent sale of Vauxhall’s former Luton site means that the Collection will find a new interim home at the company’s Ellesmere Port factory, where a converted 8,000 square-meter building has been set aside for the 60-strong Collection, which represents every decade of Vauxhall’s 117-year history.

British Motor Museum sports cars zone
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British Motor Museum Shortlisted in the RAC Historic Awards

The British Motor Museum has been selected as one of three finalists in the Collection category in this year’s Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards. The annual Awards recognize outstanding achievements within the British historic motoring and motorsport world. The judges had an impressive and diverse list of candidates across all 8 categories to scrutinize and will announce the results on January 28, 2021. […]

Jim Clark Motorsport Museum - The Jim Clark Trust
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Jim Clark Motorsport Museum Secures 5-Star Status

As the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns, Scottish Borders, opens to the public for the new season, the partners who collaborated on the project celebrate 5-Star status awarded by VisitScotland. The museum opened to the public on 11 July 2019 following a £1.6million partnership project – the museum welcomed 13,000 visitors in its first six months as well as securing its first award, notably from the Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards. The new museum was visited and assessed by VisitScotland Quality Tourism Advisors and was awarded the prestigious 5-Star Museum grading – the first museum in the Scottish Borders to receive this accolade and one of only nine 5-Star visitor attractions in the region.

Investindustrial Acquires Majority Stake In Morgan Motor Company
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Investindustrial Acquires Majority Stake In Morgan Motor Company

Investindustrial has today announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Morgan Motor Company Ltd (“Morgan”), the iconic 110-year old British sports cars manufacturer. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, and it is expected to complete in April 2019. The Morgan family will continue to act as stewards for the brand and retains a minority shareholding. Meanwhile, for the first time in its history, the management team and all employees will have a share of the business. The investment is executed without financial debt, and Morgan will have a positive net cash position upon closing of the transaction. The investment in Morgan is made by a separate fund (with a different strategy) from Investindustrial V L.P. (whose investment subsidiaries hold a stake in Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings PLC).