Austin Healey 100M (BN2) 1955 – TAC 620

The striking Austin Healey 100M, ‘TAC 620’ will always stand out in a crowd and certainly did so at Beaulieu’s Simply Classics event in 2015 where she won the Peoples Choice ‘Car of the Day’ Award. Built on 12th October 1955 specifically for the motor show launch of the 100m variant, TAC 620 was the…

Murray on Monaco

Murray Walker’s talk ‘Murray on Monaco’ was a complete sell out, with 200 people packed into the National Motor Museum Trust’s Theatre. Beaulieu One Hundred members filled the front row and all were enthralled by Murray’s recall of people and events from the world of Formula 1 and Monaco in particular. He began with a moving tribute to the late…

Octane Awards

We’re getting ready for a trip to London to see ‘Jersey Boys’, when we see there is an opportunity to join the Beaulieu One Hundred table at the Octane Awards on the following evening – so now we’re packing evening dress as well! Our taxi arrives outside the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, where it has to compete…

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

     ‘It’s 5 am’ says the operator – ‘It’s your early morning call, Madam’. 5 am?!  On a Sunday?! But I’m taking part in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run and it was my idea, so there’s no one else to blame. Breakfast is at 6, we have to leave the hotel at 6.45 and…

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…

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…

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…