Visitors can celebrate and pay tribute to the best of the British motor industry when the British Motor Museum hosts the ‘BMC & Leyland Show’ on Sunday 11 July. A huge range of British marques will be on display that were produced by the British Motor Corporation, British Leyland and The Rover Group.
This year the show will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Morris Marina and the organisers hope to encourage as many Marinas and Itals, their successors, to join the celebrations. Anyone visiting in one of these models is offered free entry and vehicle display. This year the Historic Marathon Rally Group and the Mini Cooper Register have teamed up to offer the ‘Historic Rally Display’ – a fantastic mix of rally cars including Fords, Hillmans and Audis. On display will also be a variety of emergency service vehicles including Fire & Rescue Service, Ambulance Service, Police Vehicles, HM Coastguard and Mountain Rescue.
Hundreds of vehicles will be lined up outside the Museum from Minis and Morris Minors, to the larger Rover 800s, Montegos and Maestros as well as vans and lorries. The organisers will also be welcoming the TR Drivers Club who hold their National Rally the day before the show.
Tom Caren, Show Manager at the British Motor Museum said, “The BMC and Leyland Show is a must see for any fans of classic British marques and a real celebration of all that is great about British motoring manufacturing. Come and explore the show and meet like-minded people and if you feel like getting competitive then enter our ‘Show and shine’ which is open to any vehicle on display!”
Other motoring shows taking place in July at the Museum include the Old Ford Rally on Sunday 18 July and the MGF Registers 25th anniversary event on Saturday 24 July. The Old Ford Rally will enable fans to see around 400 classic Fords, many of which are aged between 50 – 100 years old. Visitors can see a huge range from Model Ts to the cars of the pre-war austerity years as well as the more luxurious post-war Zephyrs, Zodiacs and Granadas. There will also be the popular Anglias, Mk1 and Mk2 Cortinas, Capris, Escorts and Fiestas. The MGF event will also have hundreds of models on display outside for visitors to see, as well as the wonderful collection of MGs inside the Museum, such as the 1925 ‘Old Number One’ which inspired the MG Sports car and the speed record breaking MGs as well as a cross sectioned MGB GT!
Vehicle entry for the BMC & Leyland Show and Old Ford Rally is just £9 which includes a vehicle pass for the show vehicle, entry for one driver and one passenger. Vehicle entry for the MGF Registers 25th anniversary is £10. Spectator and additional passenger tickets are £14.50 Adult, £12.50 Concession, and £9 Children. All tickets must be booked in advance of the event and include entry to the Museum and Collections Centre. Gift Aid Annual Pass Tickets and other promotional vouchers are valid at all 3 of these events.
To find out more about the British Motor Museum and these events please call 01926 641188 or visit the website at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on
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