British Motor Museum
The other day we stopped at the British Motor Museum. It’s an interesting place. It’s sort of like your grandparents attic, if your grandparents were a British car company. Piles of oddball cars, old racing trophies, engine parts, blueprints, and marketing materials.
But some of the one-offs are pretty interesting. Like this prototype for an MG sports car based on the Mini:
Or this Moke with 2 engines:
One in the front and another in the back. A sign next to it said that the figured out pretty quickly that this wasn’t really a great idea.
They’ve also got a number of really special cars, like the Jaguar XJ13, the MG “old number one”, this famous XK120, …
… and the MG land speed record cars:
In the second building, they’ve just got cars packed nose to tail in long rows. But if you wander around, you’re sure to stumble on something you’ll find interesting.
And if you’re interested in Vauxhalls, then you really need to check it out. I’ve never seen so many before, and I’m pretty sure I don’t need to see any more for a while.