British Motor Museums

11th December 2017

Forthcoming events:

January Open Day - Gaydon The HRCR (Historic Rally Car Register) Open Day will take place on 13 January 2018 at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire.

The theme for the 2018 HRCR Open Day will be the MG Metro 6R4 with a number of these models on display, including the Museums own car. Developed for Austin Rover by Williams Grand Prix Engineering, it is one of the most spectacular MG cars ever produced. The project was first revealed in 1984 and scored its first victory on the Gwynedd Rally in March 1985. Built to Group B regulations, the 6R4 featured a rear mounted 410 bhp naturally aspirated V6 engine coupled to a four wheel drive system. 200 vehicles were built to comply with the Group B homologation regulations with the ‘clubman version’ having a 240 bhp engine and capable of 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds. www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk

The January Scramble

Bicester Heritage Next Open Day is on Sunday 7th January 2018 Tickets for the January Sunday Scramble are now available. The January Scramble is their first event of 2018 and has, in previous years, proved to be a badge of honour for the hardiest of motoring enthusiasts! Battling the elements on two or four wheels in January is hugely satisfying, and visiting the Scramble makes for the perfect opportunity to blast away the post-Christmas haze with a spirited drive.

Bicester Heritage recently announced a funding partnership with Handelsbanken to deliver the fourth phase of building restoration, activating another 30,000 ft2 of space. With new specialist businesses taking occupation of their freshly refurbished workshops, showrooms and buildings, be prepared to soak up the latest activity at the UK's best-preserved WW2 RAF Bomber Station.

Join the thousands of other like-minded enthusiasts as Bicester Heritage welcomes all ages of motorcar, motorcycle and more for this magnificent open day event.

Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester, Oxon OX26 5HA http://bicesterheritage.co.uk/ 01869 327 928

The Postal Museum – Christmas and New Year

London is great at Christmas time and it just got even better now that the Museum has released additional tickets for December. That's right, you could Ride Mail Rail, London's newest heritage attraction; Discover 100 year tunnels on board a miniature underground train.

The Postal Museum, 15-20 Phoenix Place, London, WC1X 0DA. New dates now on sale for Hidden London Clapham South: Subterranean screenings and tours January to March 2018 The screening Visitors watching the film screening can cosy up underneath a blanket 180 steps underground in one of eight deep-level shelters that exists across London. In an atmospheric bunker guests will be able to see a bespoke film reel curated by London Transport Museum and learn about the realities of being a Londoner during the Second World War.

With first-hand oral histories and footage from people that sheltered here during the height of attacks on London during the Second World War, as well as Ministry of Information propaganda films, cartoons and newsreel clips of the day. This unique event will transport guests to a time encapsulated in history in this shelter hidden deep underground.

London Transport Museum www.ltmuseum.co.uk 020 7565 7298 Dates: 31 January – 4 February, 7 – 11 March, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday Times: various; Tour duration: 70 minutes approx. Location: Clapham South deep-level shelter, SW12 9DU Tickets: Adult £46.50; Concession £41.50 (+ £1.50 booking fee per transaction)

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