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.





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Heritage Motor Centre 2017 Event Schedule
Date Event
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

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Heritage Motor Centre Office

  • Address: Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire
  • Postcode: CV35 0BJ
  • Phone: 01926 641188.
  • URL: www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk

Business Hours

  • Open: daily 10.00am - 5.00pm Closed: 24 December until 1 January inclusive.

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Within a radius of 12 miles:

#4.3 miles   Harbury Lane Breakers
#7.9 miles   Retro Warwick
10.6 miles   Race Retro 2017


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

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