Friday, August 24, 2012

The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

This is one of those Museums that I have always wanted to see so when the opportunity arrived I took it. Housing some of the rarest of cars including 3 world land speed record cars, a selection of F1 cars and the awe-inspiring Aubern, not only that but it has examples of more run of the mill production cars, such as the mark 1 Ford Capri and very early Morris Minor. However here and there, there were some special cars, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (who doesn’t love this car), the Daimler Bottle Lorry and an early Reliant Regal (Robin predecessor). If Bikes are your thing them upstairs theres a whole laod of them from modern racers to 1920’S Harley’s and everything inbetween-

During my visit there was an exhibition on, which meant some of the cars I was hoping to see like the Scott Sociable were replaced with James Bond 50 years and 50 vehicles. These were not restricted to just cars but also included "Little Nellie" from You Only Live Twice and the speedboat from Moonraker to name a few. The cars though, as you will see below, were the main attraction. The Lotus Submarine put a big smile on my face as did the Aston Martin Vantage from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, complete with ski’s.

Also just outside of the main building was the World of Top Gear, which after a short film from the 3 presenters covering some of the "cocking about" lead you on to see some of the creations that have been built of the years, from the Jaguar fast train to the Limo's and boats and of course the Relient Robin shuttle A great bit of modern car culture-

If you ever get a chance to go then do it you won’t be disappointed.

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