LVG @ BBM Gaydon
The British Motor Museum, Gaydon hold Winter evening openings and LVG attended their first one of the year. It is not certain if it was the attraction of over 400 vehicles in the collection, or the pie and mash meal followed by treacle sponge and custard that swung it, but at £18pp for the evening, it was a super TRip out and a most convivial evening. We even met up with some Wensum and also North London Group members.
The Jaguar Heritage collection was open for viewing, along with the overspill part of the museums exhibits and the evening included a guided tour of the workshops to see what cars were being worked on. They have many British icons on show and even some prototype and concept cars. The workshop had quite a few veteran cars having some TLC, as they had participated in the London to Brighton run just days earlier. The philosophy of the museum is to keep their exhibits roadworthy and with so many to chose from, the 6 workshop ramps are kept busy.
Many of us had been to the NEC Classic Car Show the weekend before and seen the Jabbeke TR2 world record car and Triumph TR25 concept car which were now in the workshop before going back on display in the main museum. It was nice to be able to get up really close to these two cars.
Although we publicised this as a visit using our modern day cars, Graham decided to go in his lovely TR4. It was the only Classic we saw in the car park and just goes to show that even a 1960’s sports car can continue to be used outside of the Summer months. Well done Graham.
The week before our visit, an episode of Bangers & Cash featured the only surviving Hillman GT that had been purchased by the film crew and renovated to a good standard. They decided that they would let the car be exhibited at the museum until 2024, when it will be sold. The pic below shows the completed car.
For more photos of the evening, take a look at our Gallery link:-