Supercar Showdown

The Beaulieu Supercar Showdown really came of age this year. It has matured from the 30 cars that appeared at the first showdown in 2011 into a spectacular collection of over 300 extraordinary and exotic motor cars which created a wonderful day out for families and petrolheads alike. Achieving the ambitious target of displaying a…

Grand Prix Ball

On a very warm and sunny evening on 1st July, a number of Beaulieu One Hundred members enjoyed a fun-filled evening at the Grand Prix Ball at the Hurlingham Club in London. The evening started with a champagne reception and a stunning acrobatic display. This was followed by a demonstration run from Freddie Hunt as…

NEW TURBINE WORLD LAND SPEED RECORD SET

Congratulations to Beaulieu One Hundred member Zef Eisenberg on setting the new turbine world land speed record. Read on for Zef’s description of this incredible achievement. Saturday 16th May started very well, with the very first run of the day seeing our August 2014 top speed raised from 224.9mph to 225.6mph. This was ‘right out of…

Beaulieu 100 visit to Ford Heritage Centre – Dagenham

On Wednesday 13th May, 2015 Beaulieu One Hundred members were welcomed by the team at the Ford Heritage Centre in Dagenham, Essex to see Ford’s own collection of vehicles spanning more than 100 years of manufacturing. Brian Bennett, Ford of Britain Corporate Affairs Manager, provided the introduction and then left us in the capable hands…

Morgan Tour

On Wednesday 22nd April, perfect Morgan motoring weather awaited the 20 Beaulieu One Hundred members who made the trip to Malvern to see 106 years of Morgan history. We were welcomed by Martyn Webb, the company historian, archivist, curator and tour guide – multitasking comes naturally at Morgan! Today the company makes 900 cars a year, a third…

Motor Sport Magic

On Thursday 5th March, motor racing legend, Sir Stirling Moss, opened A Chequered History, a new display section in the National Motor Museum celebrating the adrenaline-fuelled world of motor sport. Sir Stirling was joined in a ribbon cutting by veteran F1 commentator and Beaulieu One Hundred member, Murray Walker, after they had taken a nostalgic…

Museum Workshop

Sporting Hero As the National Motor Museum’s new motor sport exhibition, A Chequered History, is being readied for its official opening by Sir Stirling Moss on Thursday, 5 March, so too are its exhibits. Some of the most remarkable vehicles in race and rally history will form part of this exhibition, amongst them an old…

2015 Social Programme

The 2015 Social Programme is underway – and places have already been booked for events as far away as October. If you haven’t already had the chance, please take a look at the social programme section of the blog – and book yourself a place (or two) for some of the forthcoming events. The Behind-the-Scenes…

1000 Mile Trial Photo Album Acquired

The National Motor Museum Trust has acquired an important photographic album documenting the 1000 Mile Trial of 1900, a pivotal moment in motoring history which John Montagu, grandfather of the current Lord Montagu, famously took part in. This collection of photographs, which was purchased in the Bonhams London to Brighton sale on 31st October, covers…

Beaulieu One Hundred Award

The Beaulieu One Hundred Award is presented each year to an individual who is judged to have made a significant and important contribution to the preservation, understanding and enjoyment of our motoring heritage. In 2014, we were pleased and honoured to present the Award at the Beaulieu One Hundred Annual Dinner to Edward, Lord Montagu…