Palace House members Garden Party 9th July

2 oranges and a vol-au-vent anyone?

The sun shone, the sky was blue, the air was still, but the lawns of Palace House were a hive of activity on Saturday as members turned up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Motor Museum.

Following on from the National Motor Museum’s Golden Anniversary celebrations on July 3rd, an amazing selection of cars rolled onto the lawns, where Lord and Lady Montagu chatted with members and thanked them for their ongoing support of the museum.

Refreshing Cuvée was the tipple of the day, generously donated by Hambledon Vineyard and served by their ambassador and B100 Club member, Nigel Taylor.

In a nod to the year the museum opened, the delicious selection of canapes prepared by Jan Hoy and her team, was a nod to the 70’s! And for the birthday cake? Mini black forest gateau cupcakes spelling out ‘Fifty’ – of course!

The Museum’s 1909 Rolls Royce was available to drive members around and our Outspan orange put in a spirited appearance after recently being fixed by Jon Horsley and Paul Cable – with online advice from Edd China – all club members. Edd and Imogen bought their Outspan to team up with ours, which definitely added a pop of colour, as well as sparkling (Orange?) banter!

A great day was had by all and a trail of head turning cars drove off into the forest… until next year!

A great many thanks to Christopher Macgowan for the photographs!

Other news
The National Motor Museum are trialling a number of events to celebrate our 50 years. Last month saw the first of our Classic Grille Evenings. The turnout was more than expected and again, an eclectic mix of cars had everybody talking. Join us on Wednesday 20th July for this special ‘after hours’ event at the National Motor Museum.

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