CRAWLEY PREPARES FOR AN INVASION OF VETERANS
High Street halfway halt allows visitors to see 450 pioneering cars up close… and there’s a free hot drink promised for all
Coffee, croissants and cars will be on offer in Crawley High Street next Sunday morning (5th November) as more than 450 veteran cars, all built before 1905, take a well-earned pause before heading onto the finish of the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, supported by Hiscox.
Jaguar Land Rover Classic has launched a new Classic Drive experience at Eastnor Castle, allowing the public to drive Jaguar and Land Rover legends on and off-roadFrom Series I to Range Rover Classic customers can drive along the hallowed tracks where all modern Land Rovers are tested todayGuests are also invited to drive some of the most important historic Jaguars ever on the Eastnor Estate, including E-type Series 1, XK150 and Mk2The Jaguar Land Rover Classic Drive experience at Eastnor is available to book now.
Significant route change for the Veteran Car Run for the first time in 60 years
Participants on the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, supported by Hiscox, will be using an alternative route out of the capital this year.
The 400+ pre-1905 veteran cars will leave Hyde Park at sunrise, passing many well known landmarks – Hyde Park Corner, Buckingham Palace, Horseguards and Big Ben before crossing Westminster Bridge.
However, with the centre of Brixton, in South London, undergoing long term road works, participants then will leave London via Kennington, Clapham and Morden, passing through Balham – famously described by Peter Sellers as ‘Bal-Ham, Gateway to the South’ in a 1940’s BBC radio comedy sketch – along the way.
FIRST FEMALE WORKSHOP APPRENTICE APPOINTED AT NATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM, BEAULIEU
The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu has appointed a new workshop apprentice as an investment in the future of its historic vehicle collection at a time when few specialist workshops are taking on trainees.
New apprentice Emily Leese, aged 18, joins the museum’s experienced workshop team to help maintain and restore its collection of more than 250 historic vehicles. A young woman in an industry traditionally dominated by older men, Emily’s training will help to keep alive the essential skills needed to look after and preserve the museum’s remarkable machines.
When she completes her apprenticeship, Emily will become the first to do so since Museum Manager and Chief Engineer Doug Hill finished his apprenticeship 40 years ago.