The big news gracing the classic car world this week is that a brand-new classic car museum has opened, showcasing the best of British marques and models that dominated the roads for over a century.
Opening on the 22nd May 2021, Great British Car Journey is located at Derwent Works, Derbyshire. This brand-new interactive experience takes visitors through a nine-chapter story of the rise and demise of the British motor industry, a story that has never been told, using an audio device and real-life stories from a host of volunteer classic car experts.
There are over 130 vehicles on display, all British designed and manufactured in this country. Starting with the Austin Seven in 1922, visitors are lead on a journey that chronicles car design and production in the UK through to the modern-day McLaren 650S, which has been lent to the attraction by the supercar manufacturer.
The cars are not just for display as more than 30 of them can be driven. Drive Dad’s Car will allow visitors to take for a test drive with an instructor in a selection of over 30 iconic British cars, from the Austin Seven to a Rolls Royce Silver Spirit.
All the vehicles in both the exhibition and Drive Dad’s Car experience are in full working order and maintained by Great British Car Journey’s resident technician. The vehicles are also accessible, encouraging visitors to reminisce and feel what is so great about owning and driving a classic car.
We cannot wait to visit! If you are planning a day out or perhaps even a club meet at Great British Car Journey, we’d love to hear from you.
For further information on Great British Car Journey, visit Great British Car Journey | A tour through British motoring history and at Drive Dads Car (greatbritishcarjourney.com).
Photo credits: Great British Car Journey press release, May 2021.