Lord Mon­tagu re­mem­bered

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

The Na­tional Mo­tor Mu­seum at Beaulieu has com­pleted work on the bronze statue of Ed­ward, Lord Mon­tagu, that was orig­i­nally un­veiled in 2016.

A per­ma­nent plinth was fin­ished for the 6ft, 200kg sculp­ture, be­gun by the late artist John Cox and later fin­ished by fam­ily mem­bers. The new stand sits higher than the orig­i­nal base – with the in­ten­tion of align­ing Lord Mon­tagu’s sight with vis­i­tors as they come down Beaulieu’s cen­tral path to­wards the main mu­seum build­ing.

Ed­ward, the first pres­i­dent of the Fed­er­a­tion of British Hisoric Ve­hi­cle Clubs and a keen Lon­don to Brighton vet­eran run par­tic­i­pant and sup­porter, is im­mor­talised in the sort of vin­tage clothes that he would have worn dur­ing the event.

beaulieu.co.uk

CCW’s cov­er­age of this year’s Lon­don to Brighton run be­gins on page 12. The statue now has a per­ma­nent plinth at Beaulieu.

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