The British Motor Museum is to host a new exhibition featuring cars from National Geographic’s popular motoring TV show Car S.O.S. The heart-warming car make-over programme airs on National Geographic. Now in its 6th series, the show’s presenters Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw have brought 60 cars back from rusty wrecks to their former glory; everything from family classics to hot hatches and elegant sports cars.
The exhibition will feature seven cars that have been rebuilt by the Car S.O.S team, including three still shining from restoration in the most recent series. On display will be a pre-war Austin ‘Tilly’ truck which underwent a sympathetic overhaul, a vibrant yellow Lancia Delta Integrale with a touching back story and a rare AC Aceca sports car along with four others – an MGA, Volvo P1800, Aston Martin DB6 and a Ford Capri RS3100.
Graphics and clips from the relevant episodes will run alongside each of the cars detailing the many technical dilemmas Tim and Fuzz had to get through to get the cars back to their best. They will also give an insight into some of the personal stories and challenges faced by each of the cars’ owners.
Hamish Mykura, EVP Programming & Development, National Geographic, commented: “We are delighted to be hosting the Car S.O.S exhibition at the British Motor Museum. One of the most popular programmes on National Geographic, Car S.O.S is the car restoration show with real heart. Visitors to the museum will not only get to see stunning classic cars featured in the series in all their glory, but discover the heart-warming stories behind the make-overs and the seemingly impossible mechanical challenges faced by the team.”
The Car S.O.S Exhibition will open on the 26 May on the Museum’s Mezzanine and run until the end of February 2019. The exhibition is included within the Museum entrance fee. Museum admission is charged at: Adults £14, Children £9 (5-16 years) under 5’s free, Concessions £12 & a Family £39 (2 adults & up to 3 children). Buy 1 day and get 12 months free if you Gift Aid your entrance.
To find out more about the British Motor Museum and the exhibition please visit https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/carsos or call 01926 641188.
More about the British Motor Museum:
- The British Motor Museum houses the collections of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust – over 300 cars spanning the classic, vintage and veteran eras and a fabulous archive of film, photographs, personal papers and business documents.
- The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (the Trust) is an independent educational charity formed in 1983. The Registered Charity Number is 286575. Its mission is to collect, conserve, research and display for the benefit of the nation, motor vehicles, archives and ancillary material relating to the motor industry in Great Britain and to provide a world-class motor museum and major visitor attraction providing a broad based academic and educational facility coupled to an entertaining and attractive display.
- In December 2014 the Trust gained the coveted Designated status from Arts Council England which confirms that its collections are of national significance. The Designation Scheme is a mark of distinction, identifying and celebrating pre-eminent collections of national and international importance in non-national institutions.
- The British Motor Museum delivers a range of educational packages which support the National Curriculum – science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects at KS1 to KS4. A wide range of family and lifelong learning activities also take place in the Museum during school holidays.
- Each year the venue hosts a number of highly successful and varied motoring Shows and Rallies as well as family events, lectures and workshops. For full details please visit the website www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk
- The address is British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, British Motor Museum, Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire CV35 0BJ.
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