British Motor Museums

7th December 2021

MUSEUM OF LAND SPEED

Carmarthenshire Council have been working throughout the pandemic on the new Museum of Land Speed in Pendine and the exhibition design is almost complete.

Building contractors are on site and the exhibition fit-out is at final pre-production drawing stage, with production due to start off site imminently.

The Council are working towards opening next year (subject to unforeseen circumstances), so watch this News page for advice when opening date is announced.

In the 1920s Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire became famous in the story of the World Land Speed Record.

J. G. Parry- Thomas was a Welsh engineer and motor racing driver. He at one time held the land speed record, in 1926, driving at a speed of 171 mph.

He was killed at Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire, in 1927 when driving BABS, a car which was buried for many years at Pendine Sands. Upon the completion of the new Museum of Speed, BABS will return to public display.

06.12.21

Pic Courtesy of History Points

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