Author Archives: chrismacgowan

Historic BRM roars into life at Beaulieu.

Hundreds of Beaulieu Spring Autojumble event-goers crowded to watch the National Motor Museum Trust’s 1950 BRM V16 roar into life with the first start-up of its newly restored engine. Chief Engineer and National Motor Museum Manager Doug Hill took to … Continue reading

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BRM based timepieces launched.

The National Motor Museum Trust is offering enthusiasts a unique opportunity to support the ongoing restoration of its legendary chassis number one 1950 BRM V16 racing car, with the chance to own one of 14 limited edition timepieces constructed from … Continue reading

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Loughborough Uni develops technology to reduce real-world diesel emissions.

SOURCE “FLEET NEWS” WRITTEN BY SIMON HARRIS LINK TO FLEET NEWS New technology that could dramatically reduce real-world emissions of diesel engines could be just two years away. Researchers at Loughborough University have created a world-first technology, and they claim … Continue reading

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This is where it all began.

I’m having a reflective moment having spotted this sign at the National Motor Museum this afternoon On leaving school I joined Aveling Barford in Grantham which subsequently became part of the British Leyland Motor Corporation and Leyland Motors featured large … Continue reading

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Fleet News Awards 2018

Excellent evening last night at the Grosvenor House on Park Lane, London with 1400 fleet industry professionals and hosted by BBC News lead presenter Huw Edwards. Christopher Macgowan @chrismacgowan

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Rolls-Royces come to Beaulieu.

Two of the most exclusive Rolls-Royces of modern times have joined new display The Luxury of Motoring at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu with a Wraith built in tribute to Beatles record producer Sir George Martin and a brand new … Continue reading

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UK car finance continues to defy gravity.

Household expenditure on vehicle ownership defied the negative narrative surrounding PCP car finance products with an increase of 47.7% in spending on “hire loan purchase agreements” during 2017. As the Office of National Statistics reported that total average weekly household … Continue reading

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