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…

Memorial Service for Edward, Lord Montagu

The Service of Thanksgiving for Edward, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu was held on Wednesday, 20 January at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey. This beautiful church was filled with over 600 family, friends, fellow Peers from the House of Lords (where the late Lord Montagu was the third longest sitting peer) and representatives from the many organisations with…

THE SUNBEAM APPEAL

The 1920 350hp Sunbeam is considered to be one of the most iconic and important cars on display at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. It was the first car to achieve the land speed record of 150 miles per hour . . .   It achieved two land speed records with Sir Malcolm Campbell at…

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…

A Great Weekend

What a great weekend ! On Friday 4th, Heather had reserved a table for Beaulieu One Hundred members at Goodwood for their Christmas Celebration evening which was hosted by Lord March. We were in good company as Fay and I joined Heather along with another six Beaulieu One Hundred members.  The evening began with an amazing…

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…

Beaulieu One Hundred Annual Dinner 2015

This was our fourth Beaulieu One Hundred Annual Dinner and what a fantastic night it was! The evening began with sparkling aperitifs on arrival and a chance to have an exclusive look around the museum before being invited outside the entrance to witness the ‘start up’ of the legendary Sunbeam (Bluebird). This is the actual car that…

Driving the Silver Ghost

At last year’s Beaulieu One Hundred Annual Dinner, I was fortunate enough to win the auction to drive one of the cars from the National Motor Museum. The one I was originally intended to drive was unfortunately off the road and as an alternative I was offered the 1909 Silver Ghost; not exactly a disappointment! I…

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…