JUL 00] MUSEUM
OF BRITISH ROAD TRANSPORT NEWS
Vintage Cars To Have Grand Day In France
part of Coventry’s motoring heritage will be trundling across the
continent next week to represent the city at a prestigious parade.
1910 Maudslay and a 1935 Daimler that belonged to Queen Mary will be
taken from the Museum of British Road Transport to La Grande Parade
Automobile in France.
annual event in Mulhouse is visited by 40,000 people and features
representatives from museums in France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy,
Russia and Finland.
royal car, given to Queen Mary and George V to mark the silver jubilee
of the king’s accession to the throne, is expected to attract a
great deal of interest.
will run alongside examples from the other leading museums in Europe,
including a collection of Ferraris.
managing director Barry Littlewood said:
are really looking forward to participating in the event.
is a unique opportunity to show our vehicles alongside some of the
best in the world.
will also have the opportunity to compete in the International
Museum Trophy, although competition will be fierce.
was a difficult choice as to which vehicles to send as we have so
many wonderful examples at the museum which visitors can see free
without having to travel to France.
cars will be loaded up for transit on Tuesday, and will be at the
event from Thursday until Sunday next week.
Joan Wright, cabinet member (Leisure and Cultural Services) added:
event is very prestigious and the invitation reinforces the
museum’s status as a designated collection of national importance.
is also a wonderful opportunity to promote the collection and the
city to the thousands of visitors and spectators expected to attend