WIN! A Car S.O.S pack­age at the Bri­tish Mo­tor Mu­seum

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The Bri­tish Mo­tor Mu­seum is home to the world’s largest col­lec­tion of his­toric Bri­tish Cars, with cars from the 1900s to the present day. Lo­cated about 20 min­utes from Warwick, just out­side of the vil­lage of Gay­don, there are two build­ings to ex­plore, free guided tours, cos­tumed ex­plain­ers, fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties, as well as an out­door play area and a fully li­censed café. Cu­rated to in­clude the so­cial his­tory side of mo­tor­ing life, there is plenty to keep the nonen­thu­si­ast happy as well as those with a pas­sion­ate knowl­edge of cars.

The Car S.O.S ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures seven cars that have been re­built by the Car S.O.S TV show’s team, in­clud­ing three still shin­ing from restora­tion in the most re­cent se­ries.

On dis­play is a pre-war Austin ‘Tilly’ truck which un­der­went a sym­pa­thetic over­haul, a vi­brant yel­low Lan­cia Delta In­te­grale with a touch­ing back story, and a rare AC Aceca sports car along with four oth­ers: MGA, Volvo P1800, As­ton Martin DB6 and a Ford Capri RS3100.

Graph­ics and clips from the rel­e­vant episodes run along­side each of the cars de­tail­ing the many tech­ni­cal dilemmas Tim and Fuzz had to get the cars back to their best. They also give an in­sight into some of the per­sonal sto­ries and chal­lenges faced by each of the cars’ own­ers.

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