About the Museum
From the earliest days of the car, more than one hundred years ago, Britain has played a major part in the motor industry. Today, Britain continues to have a vital role in car making and technology in a global market. Using many images from the Heritage Motor Centre Trust’s extensive collections and archive, making British Cars tells the tale of the changing times and fortunes of the motor industry in Britain. The Heritage Motor Centre describes the progress of technology, growth and mergers, and the highs and sometimes lows of some of Britain’s most well known companies. See how the industry has altered over a century and Britain as been a leader in car production, design and innovation. Yet it is not just a story of factories and machines. It is very personal history, featuring the many thousands of people who have worked in the industry. Brought to life by archive images and moving film, making British Cars charts the ever changing scenes of working life, fashion, well being and social times for those that have been and still are involved in building cars in Britain.
Heritage Motor Centre 2017 Event Schedule
|1st June, 2014||50th DLOC International Rally|
|17th May, 2015||Gaydon Spring Classics and Cream Tea Run|
|10th June, 2017||Classic and Vintage Commercial Show|
|2nd July, 2017||BMC and Leyland Show|
Get in touch
Use the information below to get in touch with the museum before setting off.
Heritage Motor Centre Office
- Address: Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire
- Postcode: CV35 0BJ
- Phone: 01926 641188.
- URL: www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk
- Open: daily 10.00am - 5.00pm Closed: 24 December until 1 January inclusive.
HERITAGE MOTOR CENTRE
Within a radius of 12 miles:
B93 (1) B94 (5) B95 (1) CV21 (6) CV22 (2) CV23 (2) CV3 (4) CV31 (1) CV32 (2) CV33 (2) CV34 (3) CV4 (3) CV47 (2) CV8 (7) NN11 (4)
September's Historic Midlands
September 4, 1920, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra founded by Neville Chamberlain first rehearsed in the band room of the Birmingham City Polices Steelhouse Lane station. Their first public performance happened later that month. Archive MIDLANDSAUTOJUMBLE.CO.UK