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Richard Sadler; SMMT Industry Forum appointment.

Friday 1 April, 2022 The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Sadler as the new Managing Director of SMMT Industry Forum. Sadler takes over from Mike Baunton, who returns to the role … Continue reading

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De Dion Bouton Model Q 6hp

Built in 1903 by De Dion, Bouton et Cie, Paris, it is one of the original five cars that launched the Montagu Motor Museum in 1952. This was the nucleus of what would later become the National Motor Museum and … Continue reading

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Nissan makes it easier.

Nissan launches one-stop shop combined retail finance offer for EV motoring: car, home charger and installation from your dealership. Reduce complexity in electric vehicle buying process with new one-stop combined finance offer from Nissan Monthly payment includes cost of vehicle, … Continue reading

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Industry needs showrooms to open at the earliest possible moment.

SOURCE: SMMT – Mike Hawes, Chief Executive. Whilst the service and repair sector has been operating throughout lockdown, retailers have remained closed for all but click and collect during the majority of January, and, off the back of a £20.4 … 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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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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Beaulieu makes one million historic motoring images available.

The Motoring Picture Library at the home of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu has opened its digital doors to one of the largest motoring picture collections in the world. A new improved website is making access easier to over … Continue reading

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