‘TANKS A LOT JIM’

ANNUAL DINNER & AUCTION We usually have an eclectic mix of items to bid on at our Annual Dinner & Auction, and way back in 2019, Mike Timmins was successful in bidding for one of them. A Ride in a Tank! He finally got to go last week, and regales us of his experience here:-…

Palace House Summer Evening & Private Collection Visit

What a weekend! Saturday saw the sun push the stormy clouds aside and beam down on the members at their first ‘in person’ event of the year, their summer evening at Palace House. It was a delightful day where members were free to explore the grounds, view the visiting Sculpture Exhibition, and visit the Museum…

A day of sleuthing…

Beaulieu One Hundred Member, John Mayhead, popped over to our archives to do some searching…which turned out to be very good for the soul. Here’s his story… 7 June 2021 My friends know that I’m not necessarily a fan of classic British cars. It’s not that I have anything against them, but with a background…

The Glamour of the Auburn

At the end of January, Doug Hill, Chief Engineer and Museum Manager, treated members to another fabulous Hill’s Angels zoom under the bonnet, where he talked about another of his favourite vehicles in the National Motor Museum collection, the 1935 Auburn 851 Speedster. We all love a story about Hollywood… however, he dispelled the myth…

Christmas Zoom!

On Saturday 12th, B100 Members had a successful zoom Christmas that went down very well, with Lord Montagu updating everyone with what took place over the year, and some of the good coverage that made the Daily Mail, Echo and the Telegraph. He spoke about the much-awaited opening of Little Beaulieu in March…and its subsequent…

Our first virtual event!

Hill’s Angels – Under the Bonnet – with Doug Hill On the 10th November, in front of an intimate audience of about 30 Beaulieu 100 members, councillors and trustees of the National Motor Museum Trust, we launched our first virtual event, Hill’s angels, Under the bonnet with Doug Hill, in a somewhat quiet museum*. Lord…

Your Council 20/21

Who are we and what do we do? Kaye Crouch, Chair of the Beaulieu 100 Council, is an Agent for the NFU Mutual Insurance (New Forest) Agency by day.Originally, from Lymington, Hampshire Kaye has been closely linked with Beaulieu through her family, from a very young age. Kaye has an obsession for classic vehicles and…

B100 Update, Outside customer work, Simply Rally booking procedures

Workshop News Outside Customer work As we slowly return to as near normal as we can, we are focusing the majority of the work within our workshop toward “Outside Customer” work. From 27th of July there will be one workshop engineer on duty in the workshop every day and the rest of the team of…

Plant Oxford – The home of Mini

Last month, Members met up for their first tour of 2020, at the Mini Factory Plant in Oxford. Unfortunately, the small museum was not available to us because of a press function, but members enjoyed seeing the new electric Mini being driven around by the press. Nonetheless, they all piled into the tour bus and…

A day valeting in miniature

Even small cars need to be valeted before going on display. This year, the museum is putting on a new display called Motoring in Miniature – the Toys of your Childhood, where they will display a range items that children would have played with linked to motoring. The display will include a range of pedal…