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Brooklands Museum To Receive Lottery Funds For Renovation

The Brooklands Museum announced yesterday that the facility will be receiving a grant of over seven million dollars (£4.681 million) from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The reserve will help finance a rework of the Wellington Hangar into The Brooklands Aircraft Factory; build a Flight Shed annex, and restore the Finishing Straight of the Brooklands Race Track. The Museum refers to the…

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A Streamlined Sunday – An Early Streamliner And A Film


Streamliners have been covered extensively on The Old Motor in the past and the oldest enclosed version so far has been a 1914 Alfa Romeo Aerodinamica with coachwork by Carrozzeria Castagna. Thanks to Paul Jaray, an earlier one has been uncovered that was constructed by Karl Czerny & Co. in Vienna, Austria in 1913. The uncommon Ganz gefchoffen is covered in a 1913 issue of the…

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A Matchbox Model Car Double Feature

The great majority of us when we were younger collected played with and traded the distinctive and well-made Matchbox Models made in England. Today we present you two films (1962 and 1965) we found via Steve Natale showing the interesting story of just how the models were designed, prototyped and manufactured. Both of the videos…

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