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…

2017 Annual Dinner and Auction

Great fun was had in the museum where members had cocktails among the cars, and a magical mirror took some fabulous photographs, Rob Berry busked out some incredible blues and Magician Roger Lapin brought some more magic to the evening! Members then moved over to the 800 year old Domus in the double decker bus…

The Beaulieu One Hundred Yorkshire Tour

THE YORKSHIRE & PEAK DISTRICT TOUR: SEPT 29TH – OCT 1st 2017 The first Beaulieu One Hundred ‘weekend tour’ was by general consensus greatly enjoyed. Despite the M1 doing its best to deter those heading north, people arrived at various times during the course of Friday afternoon. The weather was benign and the views from…

Workshop welcomes new apprentice Emily

The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu has appointed a new workshop apprentice as an investment in the future of its historic vehicle collection at a time when few specialist workshops are taking on trainees. Classic car fanatic Emily, who has been a volunteer at the National Motor Museum since the age of 14, is starting…