British Motor Museums

14th July 2015

Visitors to the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed saw some fantastic cars both on the track and on display.My favourite was the “Beast of Turin”, this flame spitting 300 hp Fiat S76, a 28.4litre Edwardian earth shaker ran in public for the first time in 100 years driven by its owner, Duncan Pittaway. In 1911, Pietro Bordino drove it to Saltburn Sands and broke the World Flying Mile Land Speed Record there. The “Beast” also ran at Brooklands Museum during the Transport Trust’s annual awards ceremony. Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of the Trust presented the awards. Owner of “The Beast” Duncan Pittaway, was presented with the Preservationist of the Year award for his immense efforts in getting the mighty Fiat back on the road. Other winners included two people who had restored Fire Appliances. David McManus, of East Lothian, for his 1935 Dennis “Big Four” engine and Tony Marriott for his restoration

of a 1940 Leyland Cub. News of another fascinating vehicle, a Bedford Vintage Mobile Cinema which has been bought by Ben Moorhouse and will be based at Bicester Heritage Park. Ending this latest news item a snippet from the Lakeland Motor Museum which has acquired the world’s only surviving 1949 “Tri-Van”. Made by Turner Manufacturing of

Wolverhampton, it had the capacity of a small van but the running costs of a motor cycle.

Previous news stories

2019

30th September - E-Type saved E-Type UK, one of Britain’s le...

10th September - JIM CLARK MOTORSPORT MUSEUM Formula One legend, S...

25th August - Classic cars on show Around the country many Clas...

14th August - A 1971 Morris Marina 1.3 deluxe has been donated t...

3rd August - 1977 MORRIS MARINA 1.3 ESTATE IS CROWNED WINNER OF...

10th July - Bentley Centenary The 10th of July 2019 marks Ben...

4th July - Leyland Society Gatherings The Leyland Society Ga...

10th June - Museum News SILVERSTONE EXPERIENCE On Tuesday 9t...

2nd June - ONCE A YEAR DAY FOR VAUXHALL On Sunday, June 9th ...

20th May - 25th & 26th May Land Rover Legends is a Land...

6th May - Volunteers in our transport museums provide a valu...

24th April - Forthcoming events Sunday 28th April – UK &...

29th March - SCHLUMPF Book Review “The most beautiful ca...

6th March - MORGAN MOTORS HANDS CONTROL TO THE ITALIAN INVESTO...

18th February - DEATH OF JOHN HAYNES, O.B.E. Few car enthusiasts ...

3rd February - CITROEN CENTENARY 1919 – 2019. As part of C...

19th January - LAST MGB Not a Motor Museum but the Abingdon Cou...

15th January - New Year Records at Brooklands Museum The UK&rsqu...

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013