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Back in July 2016, Dean Reader visited the newly revamped British Motor Museum at Gaydon, and from the extensive collection of classic and modern classic machinery on display takes a closer look at some of his personal favourites.

Dean Reader

In 2016, I was looking forward to attending a show at the British Motor Museum. I had briefly read in the press about the new extension that they had built to house some of the more rarer exhibits from their overflow store but didn’t take much note as I didn’t want anything spoilt, unlike DVDs that advertise an upcoming movie and insist of showing us most of what is going to happen!

As you drive down the main road to the museum, you cannot fail to be impressed by the original block and the huge car park; as a child, I think I would be wetting myself with excitement. This in itself had been re-designed inside with more room to walk around the exhibits so you can get a closer look, with many re-grouped into their section; TV & movie cars, the Royal motors and the motorsport section, for example.

Across the way was the new building with its workshop (and viewing platform) and huge Jaguar Daimler collection downstairs. Upstairs was the other collection, sadly too crammed in but showing many one-offs and design prototypes which should have gone into production. Several ‘last off the production line’ models with all the workers signatures on them, limousines, commercials and much more could be seen.

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