British Motor Museums

23rd August 2020

NEWS ITEMS

Grampian Transport Museum

Whilst folk in Aberdeen who won't be able to visit during the recent local outbreak of CV-19 the museum remains open for visitors from all other areas. Please pre-book using our online ticket service.

Now open Thursday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. New Booking System As the museum emerges from lockdown.

The museum plan to open initially from 10 am to 5 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The museum has taken all measures possible to make a visit safe and have actioned all Government guidelines to this end.

One important change to control numbers and remove the need to handle cash and tickets is a move to online ticket sales, administered by See Tickets. To visit, therefore, a booking must be made in advance. http://www.gtm.org.uk/

Grampian Transport Museum (GTMT) and Jaguar Heritage (JDHT) have worked together for over 30 years. For 2020 GTM has on loan the 1971 Jaguar E-Type S3 V12 that was the press car used to launch the all new V12 that year. It was famously photographed ‘racing’ a Jaguar jet fighter plane at an airfield to stress the V12s impressive acceleration.

London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, London, is reopening its doors on 7 September 2020. Open daily from 11:00 to 19:00, except Thursdays and Sundays when the Museum will close at 18:00. Existing annual tickets extended by up to 5 months to enjoy missed visits.

Blue Light Card holders and local residents enjoy £5 off annual tickets. Adults can explore the Museum and its shop after dark during special late opening events every Thursday in September and October.

Tickets and timed entry slots must be booked in advance at www.ltmuseum.co.uk

VAUXHALL EXHIBITION

The Culture Trust, LutonIS to host a unique exhibition, starting on September 5; Eleven of the most iconic Vauxhalls from the last 115 years Will be on public display. Free admission. Ticketed time slots to aid social distancing.

For the first time in its 72-year history, a selection of cars from Vauxhall Heritage’s famous collection will be on public display from September, telling the incredible story of Vauxhall Motors rise from a niche sporting car manufacturer to one of the UK’s best-known automotive brands.

‘Vauxhall – Made in Luton’ opens on September 5 at Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton - a stone’s-throw from where almost all the exhibits were originally manufactured.

The main exhibition will include ten of Vauxhall’s most significant Luton-built cars from the last 115 years, book-ended by the very first model to be produced at the famous Kimpton Road factory – a 1905 7/9hp – to the last passenger car to roll of the line – a 2002 Vectra, before the plant started to produce vans exclusively.

As well as the main exhibition cars, which will be on display until Easter 2021, each month ‘Vauxhall – Made in Luton’ will feature a different ‘hero’ car, starting with the chrome- and fin-laden 1959 PA Velox, which brought a welcome slice of colourful Americana to austere Fifties’ Britain. Other ‘heroes’ include the Vauxhall Lotus Carlton, Firenza HPF ‘Droopsnoot’, and OE-Type 30-98, Britain’s first 100mph car.

‘Vauxhall – Made in Luton’ opens at Stockwood Discovery Centre, London Road, Luton LU1 4LX on Saturday, September 5 and runs until Easter, 2021. Opening hours are Thursday to Sunday 11.00 am to 5.00 pm (CLOSED Mon-Weds) and admission is free. Covid-19 protocols will be in place to ensure social distancing.

Full details can be found here: https://www.culturetrust.com/whats-on/vauxhall-made-luton-0

Exhibits will include:

1905 7/9hp – first Luton-built Vauxhall 1910 C-10 ‘Prince Henry’ – Britain’s first official production sports car 2002 Vectra – display vehicle was last passenger car to be made in Luton 2003 VX Lightning – concept car created to celebrate Vauxhall’s centenary

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1975 Vauxhall FE Victor
Jaguar V12

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