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GAYDON MUSEUM VISIT Nov 2016


This year our annual club winter outing took us to the recently refurbished
British Motor Museum at Gaydon. As always Patrick organised a coach to
leave from his Homestore premises, which allowed us all to park our cars
in the security of his carpark area rather than on the road.
This year we had a good response from club members and we left with a
well filled bus. We picked up a handful of friends in Port Talbot at the
roundabout under the M4 and headed off onto the motorway and off to
breakfast at the Strensham services. Time for a coffee and toast and a
comfort stop before heading back to the coach for the remainder of the trip.
I haven’t been to Gaydon for quite some time, about 30 years or
thereabouts, and I was pleasantly surprised by the changes they have made
to the collection. Better still, they gave us a discounted entry as a party,
which made it an even better experience. Age and numbers does have its
advantages at times! We were issued with a number of entrance badges
which we handed out to our trip members, this saved time queuing at the
entrance till and enabled the gang to get straight in and enjoy the vehicles
on display.

New entrance façade welcomes us.

 The 1925 MG No.1.

A ‘big’ Dinky! A design prototype. . MGB GT½? Exhibition special

Apprentices handmade miniature Austin 7 engine, including spare gaskets, rods.

1957 MG EX 181 record breaker. Trying out the seats for comfort.


Some members chose to start via the shop, always looking for a bargain,
some went straight into the first display area which housed the Design and
Concept area with one or two vehicles on top of Dinky Toy type boxes, an
unusual but clever way of displaying vehicle exhibits and allows you to see
some of the underside for a change.A ‘big’ Dinky! A design prototype. MGB GT½? Exhibition special.
Apprentices handmade miniature Austin 7 engine, including spare gaskets, rods.
1957 MG EX 181 record breaker. Trying out the seats for comfort.
All too soon it was time to board the coach for the return journey home. A
good day was had by all who made the trip.

Thank you to Patrick for arranging the coach and car parking. Where to next year I wonder?