Author Archives: chrismacgowan

Miniature Mayhem at Beaulieu

Join us from Saturday October 24th to Sunday November 1st to celebrate all things miniature with our new exhibition “Motoring in Miniature – the Toys of Your Childhood” and brand new play area Little Beaulieu. Motoring in Miniature at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. Christopher … Continue reading

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Beaulieu launches a truly unique event.

Grab a picnic blanket and get ready to enjoy a summer’s evening at Beaulieu in the New Forest as it hosts its first ever Park & Picnic. All visitors are invited to drive into the Beaulieu visitor attraction, park-up within … Continue reading

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David Beckham Aston Martin V8 Volante

DAVID BECKHAM is rumoured to own a vintage luxury car collection valued at $3,000,000, but this may have reduced slightly as one of them is now up for grabs on Auto Trader. Golden Balls’ own Aston Martin AMV8 Volante is currently being advertised … Continue reading

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Regional holiday travel beckons…..

Source: Ben Groundwater is my favourite travel writer at Fairfax Media traveller.com.au and his piece today could apply anywhere in the world as the pandemic makes local travel the only serious option for the foreseeable. Dear regional Australia, I’m sorry. … Continue reading

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TfL spending will not return to pre-Covid levels anytime soon.

SOURCE: http://www.transportxtra.com Transport investment in London is likely to fall significantly over the next few years, as Transport for London grapples with the long-term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Public transport demand has plummeted, wrecking TfL’s financial plans, including the … Continue reading

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BVRLA and FLA provide blueprint for scrappage scheme.

The BVRLA and the FLA have outlined a set of principles upon which they believe any new scrappage scheme should be based. Following the announcement that the Government is planning to introduce a £6,000 incentive for anyone looking to swap their … Continue reading

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Is it time to ease restrictions?

As I begin week six of my isolation – along with millions of others – I am minded to reflect personally on where we are and, with greater difficulty, where we are heading. I have a foot firmly planted in … Continue reading

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As many as a thousand stylish sports cars….

As many as 1,000 stylish sports cars are expected to join the packed display as Beaulieu’s Simply Porsche returns to the grounds of the National Motor Museum on Sunday June 7th. From early examples of the 1950s and 1960s, through … Continue reading

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Holden: end of the road.

End of the road: Giving voice to Holden workers’ experiences This article is reproduced with the kind permission of Monash University. Like a beloved relative who dies after a long illness, Holden’s decision to leave Australia wasn’t surprising – but … Continue reading

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Land Speed Record breaking 1920 Sunbeam 350hp

The National Motor Museum’s Land Speed Record breaking 1920 Sunbeam 350hp has been fitted with a replacement gearbox to match its rebuilt engine, decades after losing its original gearbox. The ongoing project to restore and preserve Sir Malcolm Campbell’s iconic machine, … Continue reading

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