RE: British Motor Museum Sunday Service 29/01

RE: British Motor Museum Sunday Service 29/01

Wednesday 21st December 2022

British Motor Museum Sunday Service 29/01

Join us at the spiritual home of the British car industry for our first Sunday Service of 2023


Next year marks the 25th anniversary of PistonHeads, so what better way to make our mark on automotive history than by attempting to sneak a smiley into the British Motor Museum?

We’ve already got a packed calendar of events planned for 2023, and we can’t wait to kick off with you all at an iconic venue in the Midlands.

On top of the free parking for 600 cars we've secured outside, there are more than 400 cars from 1896 to modern-day supercars inside to explore. You’ll be able to learn about the people behind them, where they were made, and the birth, decline and rebirth of the British car industry.

Please note that while parking is free, entry to the museum is at a discounted rate of £10 per person (usually £16 – under 5s go free). Hot and cold food and drink will be available in the museum café, once you’ve paid your entry fee on the day.

If you fancy joining us for our first Sunday Service of 2023, then add your name to the list here.

See you there!


When: Sunday January 29, 0900h-1200h
Where: Banbury Road Gaydon, Lighthorne Heath, Warwick CV35 0BJ
Cost: Free parking, £10 discounted entry to museum on the day
Spaces: 700
Tickets: Book your place here

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SydneyBridge

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8,883 posts

161 months

Wednesday 21st December 2022
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Cracking place, especially all the strange cars that never went into production, on first floor of the second building

FPC

80 posts

54 months

Wednesday 21st December 2022
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Yup fantastic place full of weird things I never knew about... Road Rover - ugly as sin SUV prototype based on a Land Rover, Issigonis designed straight 6 1275cc Metro and loads of other stuff including 2 D-type Jags. Lovely

randomeddy

1,453 posts

140 months

Wednesday 21st December 2022
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We paid a visit and enjoyed it more than we thought we would.
Lots of interesting little things to read.

Loved seeing the Darien gap Range Rover, the 1275 gt mini that had been stashed away for years and the terrible fitment of the rear doors on the prototype SD1 Rover estate. Plus many more.

My wife asked why there were no Capris, it took a while to explain but I think we got there in the end.

autofocus

3,014 posts

221 months

Wednesday 21st December 2022
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Hi there,

Just signed up for this, and looking forward to it.

I have been to the British Motor Museum a few times and keep a rolling gallery from this and the Jaguar Heritage Centre on my site.

For anyone not sure what you could see please take a look :-

https://www.dunlopix.co.uk/British-Motor-Museum-Ja...

https://www.dunlopix.co.uk/Jaguar-Heritage-Trust-J...

Regards

Tim

Chubbyross

4,583 posts

88 months

Wednesday 21st December 2022
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Just signed up. Fingers crossed the weather’s decent. Looking forward to it.

B16 ONX

8 posts

41 months

Wednesday 21st December 2022
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Signed up!
First piston heads event, looking forward to it

nismo48

3,977 posts

210 months

Wednesday 21st December 2022
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randomeddy said:
We paid a visit and enjoyed it more than we thought we would.
Lots of interesting little things to read.

Loved seeing the Darien gap Range Rover, the 1275 gt mini that had been stashed away for years and the terrible fitment of the rear doors on the prototype SD1 Rover estate. Plus many more.

My wife asked why there were no Capris, it took a while to explain but I think we got there in the end.
smile

Ben Lowden

6,209 posts

180 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Thursday 22nd December 2022
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Chubbyross said:
Just signed up. Fingers crossed the weather’s decent. Looking forward to it.
Lets hope so! At least the museum is indoors if not smile

Chubbyross

4,583 posts

88 months

Thursday 22nd December 2022
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Ben Lowden said:
Chubbyross said:
Just signed up. Fingers crossed the weather’s decent. Looking forward to it.
Lets hope so! At least the museum is indoors if not smile
I’m hoping to give my new Caterham 420r a blast oop norf but don’t fancy it if the roads are still really salty. I’ll have to take the family battle bus if it’s grim. Can’t wait though. My first Sunday service. I’m interested to see what a PHer looks like in the flesh!

zorba_the_greek

720 posts

225 months

Thursday 22nd December 2022
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Signed up. Never been before. Will bring kids along.

Are there any decent pubs about to stop on the way back down to London for some lunch?

Court_S

13,498 posts

180 months

Friday 23rd December 2022
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Signed up; not been before so it’s a good excuse.

MeganeChick

2 posts

167 months

Sunday 15th January 2023
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Looks great, I have signed up too, along with a few other Renaultsport owners.. any Renaultsports that want to convoy in with us please DM me or go to FB event

https://fb.me/e/2fMmeSTe2


Edited by MeganeChick on Sunday 15th January 13:04


Edited by MeganeChick on Sunday 15th January 13:05

MeganeChick

2 posts

167 months

Sunday 15th January 2023
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zorba_the_greek said:
Signed up. Never been before. Will bring kids along.

Are there any decent pubs about to stop on the way back down to London for some lunch?
I think a few will be heading over to Caffeine and Machine afterwards .. we are heading over for 13:00 (tickets required)


Edited by MeganeChick on Sunday 15th January 13:06

Dal3D

1,200 posts

154 months

Sunday 15th January 2023
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MeganeChick said:
I think a few will be heading over to Caffeine and Machine afterwards .. we are heading over for 13:00 (tickets required)


Edited by MeganeChick on Sunday 15th January 13:06
I know a few of us are going to Bicester heritage first , then about 10.30ish coming back to Gaydon biggrin

Mr Tidy

23,094 posts

130 months

Sunday 15th January 2023
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I got on the list in time.

I've been to Gaydon a few times and always found it fascinating.

JP__FOX

594 posts

238 months

Monday 16th January 2023
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MeganeChick said:
I think a few will be heading over to Caffeine and Machine afterwards .. we are heading over for 13:00 (tickets required)


Edited by MeganeChick on Sunday 15th January 13:06
haha we had the same idea, should be quite the day out! biggrin

djmhughesuk

20 posts

110 months

Thursday 26th January 2023
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This will be my second PH Meet after the one at VW HQ for the GTI Edition 40 meet.

Ben Lowden

6,209 posts

180 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Thursday 26th January 2023
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djmhughesuk said:
This will be my second PH Meet after the one at VW HQ for the GTI Edition 40 meet.
There's going to be nearly as many Golfs again by the look of it hehe But a bit more variety this time too, see you there!

Ben Lowden

6,209 posts

180 months

PH Marketing Bloke

PH TEAM

Friday 27th January 2023
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I've just sent the email out to everyone with the pass for Sunday. Please follow the link to pre-book your museum tickets to prevent massive queues on the day.

If you can no longer make it, please remove your name from the list by following the link at the bottom of the page here. Otherwise, see you there!

Dal3D

1,200 posts

154 months

Friday 27th January 2023
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Received thumbup

It looks like the weather gods are being kind to us for Sunday aw well!

Edited by Dal3D on Friday 27th January 18:26