Nigel Webb’s Hawthorn Museum

On Tuesday 12 June Nigel Webb personally guided Beaulieu One Hundred members on a tour of his extraordinary collection which is a tribute to his motorsport hero, the 1958 World Motor Racing Champion Mike Hawthorn. Nigel’s knowledge, enthusiasm and modesty are compelling. The respect and influence that his father Gerald had in shaping Nigel’s passion…

Porsche to Hot Rod with Mike Hawthorn Museum in between!

As many as 1,620 Porsches of all ages took part in Sunday’s event, up from 1,003 at last year’s Simply Porsche rally. The sun came out and so did a record number of cars for a 62 per cent upturn for Beaulieu’s Simply Porsche. A selection of Porsche 356s from the 1950s and 1960s could…

UNIQUE TIMEPIECES FROM BRM PISTONS

The National Motor Museum Trust is offering a unique opportunity to support the ongoing restoration of its 1950 BRM V16 racing car with the chance to own one of 14 limited edition timepieces constructed from its original pistons. The historic pistons were part of the supercharged engine during its heyday, when the car was driven by…

Prodrive and Base Performance Simulators

If you’ve ever thundered up the M40 and seen a huge building with a 60’ side profile of an Aston Martin on it, then you’ve seen Prodrive’s HQ, near Banbury.  And it was here that a small group of B100 members met for a welcoming coffee and biscuit prior to splendid day’s motoring experience. Jackie…

Speed Queens Friends’ evening

Members met up again at the recent  Friends’ evening held in the Collections Centre on Saturday 28th April, to listen to two Speed Queens, Beaulieu One Hundred member Bron Burrell, and Tina Kerridge Reynolds, tell us their wonderful story of being part of an all-female crew in the gruelling London to Mexico World Cup Rally…

Bentley Experience

Crewe is not recognised for its cultural zing. However, it does have history. With Crewe being so…. overlooked, it was the perfect place to have an off the map ‘shadow’ factory in the 1930s, as Britain readied itself for war. From making the Merlin engines that powered great planes, the redbrick factory has now transformed…

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Factory Tour and Simply Aston Martin

It’s all about Aston Martin! Aston Martin Red Bull Racing opened the doors of their factory  exclusively to 12 Beaulieu One Hundred members last week. Taking us through the life cycle of getting the championship contender out on track, the behind-the-scenes tour took us through the actual working factory, where we were walked through the…

Apprentice award of support from the Master of Coachmakers

The National Motor Museum Trust apprentice Emily Leese, was guest at Coachmakers & Coach Harness Makers of London annual Automotive Dinner held at the Clothworker’s Hall in the City on 7th March. Emily was invited to formally receive her award of support from the Master of Coachmakers. Members of the Bursary Committee, who had selected…

David Richards Friends’ Evening

What an excellent Friends’ evening on Saturday 10th March, where members had front row seats for the Graham Robson and David Richards interview. The audience was captivated by Graham drawing out the many interesting stories of how David’s career started. From his rally partnership with Ari Vatanan, to turning his focus on organising rallies by establishing his…

2018 Social Programme

The 2018 social programme posted out to Beaulieu One Hundred members features the following exclusive events. We start on the 3rd April with a visit to Aston Martin Red Bull’s state of the art HQ in Milton Keynes, then on the 20th we travel to Crewe to visit Bentley. On May 15th, a double-barrelled event…

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Exclusive to the Beaulieu One Hundred and their guests, the National Motor Museum Trust have offered up some Behind the Scene Tour dates which are not generally open to the public. Potentially nine tours have been scheduled to take place throughout 2018, and are highly recommended. Should you wish to invite a friend, colleague, or…

London to Brighton 2017

John and Helen Smith were the successful bidders for a seat on the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run at the 2016 Annual Dinner. Helen has sent us a lovely write up of experience they had: ”Our first glimpse of what was to come on Sunday started on Saturday afternoon.  We wandered up Regent Street…