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One of the country’s most knowledgeable aviation speakers, the former Chairman of Aston Martin and previously undiscovered recordings of long lost TV shows make a fascinating programme of spring lectures at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.

Starting the season on Saturday January 20th will be Controlling 9/11 with Phil Holt, who has over 40 years’ experience as an air traffic controller and was on duty on September 11th 2001 when the world changed forever with the attacks on New York and Washington. Read More »

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Beaulieu National Motor Museum’s 1950 BRM V16 Type 15, a landmark historic British racing car, will return to Goodwood for the Festival of Speed following a fundraising appeal to rebuild its supercharged engine.

Made possible by generous donations to the BRM Preservation Appeal, the essential rebuild of the BRM’s complex engine was boosted when the National Motor Museum Trust became the 2014 Goodwood Revival Beneficiary Charity. So it is only fitting that the car will make a return appearance at the home of the historic motor racing circuit. Read More »

Ford GT70The National Motor Museum welcomes two new rallying exhibits in support of its new exhibition, A Chequered History, celebrating the history of motor sport.

The Ford GT70 and the Ford RS200, which belong to Ford’s Heritage collection, are both prototypes of fascinating designs with their own ‘chequered histories,’ echoing the bitter-sweet nature of motor racing and rallying. Both were designed to win rallies, but success eluded them. Read More »

Earlier today, Wednesday 29th January, Sir Malcolm Campbell’s record breaking 350hp Sunbeam was fired up, the first time it has been heard in public in over 50 years. Following a complete mechanical rebuild by the National Motor Museum’s workshop team, the handle was swung, to bring the engine back to life – a sound which is described as being akin to the roar of a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine.

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One of the largest and most varied sustainable and eco-friendly motoring events take places at the internationally renowned National Motor Museum, Beaulieu next month. The organisers are delighted to confirm a number of new additions to the already packed programme:

* The Rt Hon Vince Cable MP Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, will unveil the new Bluebird DC50 electric sports car and Bluebird GTL electric race car at 15:00 on Saturday 28 September.

* Kingston University Electric Bike Phoenix will be on display having recently achieved 160mph at Elvington Airfield, York (A non-official UK Land Speed Record). Read More »

CarlssonOn Saturday 13th April, Stuart Turner will be in conversation with Erik Carlsson, a man for whom the word ‘legend’ might have been invented, at an evening hosted by the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.  A Saab driver from the 1950s until he retired in 1967 and a company spokesman for the next thirty years, Erik is the most famous of all Scandinavian and Saab rally drivers. Read More »

On Saturday 28th January, Barrie “Whizzo” Williams will be guest speaker at an evening hosted by the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. Not to be missed, Barrie will be entertaining his audience recounting tales from his incredible 50 year career in historic and classic motor sport.

Barrie’s racing career started in 1957 and, to date, he has driven in over 1,500 races and rallies. He was the first person ever to win an international rally in a Cooper S in 1964, and achieved a win in his first Formula 3 race at Silverstone three years later. Read More »

Fans of Top Gear can now see three new cars from The Three Wise Men Christmas Special, in the World of Top Gear exhibition at Beaulieu.

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On Saturday 13th November, the National Motor Museum will be hosting an evening with Don Wales who will be giving a talk on his World Record Breaking success while delving into personal experiences, human endeavour and family history.

The grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell MBE and nephew of Donald Campbell CBE, who between them broke over 20 World Land Speed Records, Don also holds numerous Land Speed Records including the World Land Speed Record for a Steam Car and the UK National Record for an electric car, ‘The Bluebird Electric’. More recently on 23rd May, Don and Project Runningblade succeeded in breaking the World Speed Record for a lawn mower. Read More »

On Saturday, 13th November, The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is hosting a charity dinner in support of AAIR (Asthma, Allergy & inflammation Research), a small charity based at the Southampton University of Medicine supporting one of the world’s leading asthma and allergy research centres.

The exclusive evening will be held among the F1 cars and World Land Speed Record Breakers of the National Motor Museum’s collection.  There will be a red carpet welcome for all guests and an opportunity to explore the museum before being seated for a 3-course dinner with table entertainment, followed by an auction. Read More »