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…

Perry Margouleff visits Beaulieu

Earlier this year I was invited to Join the Beaulieu One Hundred by my friend Niall Holden. As I live in America, I thought to myself “Why would I join something that I will have very little chance to participate in?” But Niall is rather persuasive so I joined anyway. Two weeks ago, I had…

Festival of Speed

The National Motor Museum Trust will be at Goodwood from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th June. Yet again we will have quite a presence, with cars in the Paddock, on the Cartier lawn, and on display on our stand at 170 – 171. In the Paddock you will see the iconic Sunbeam 350 hp, the…

Nick Mason talks about his Ferrari 250 GTO

To liberate a line from Mrs Merton – “what is it, Nick, that most attracts you about this fifty million dollar motor car?” And my answer is – “Exclusivity and appreciating value are inevitably an attraction in a car, but generally as a means of justifying the ownership to non-believers, rather than supplying any of…

New Workshop Trainee

On 1st April 2014 the National Motor Museum Restoration Workshop at Beaulieu welcomed a new trainee – the first in many years. Tim Edgerton, 23, is not new to Beaulieu having worked both in Visitor Services and Living History as well as helping out at Beaulieu events. Tim is a hardworking and enthusiastic young man who…