Where have all he Morris 8's gone? 😏 🚗
The visit to the British Motor Museum had been highly anticipated. Would I get to see the cars that were part of my experience living in Tasmania n the 50's and 60's? Yes, a few but not as many as I might have hoped. Managing expectations . . . . The Museum was beautifully organised and had lot's of history about the British car industry. One of the more interesting displays was contained in an arc on the perimeter of the building, which was circular in shape, with cars grouped from each of the decades of the 20C. There were 8 to 10 cars for each decade and they were placed on road surfaces consistent with what they may have travelled on. It was fascinating, all cars were in working order, beautifully presented even if there were oil leaks under some of them!
First a few 1950's classics; the Morris Minor 1000, then a magnificient Jaguar XK120, a classic Austin Atlantic A90 and the 'cyclops' Rover 75. We had a black Rover 75 when we lived at Yolla and 'unofficially' drove Mum to collect vegetables etc from nearby farms.
This is a pre World War II MG SA, a model that may not have come to Australia. A very nice looking vehicle and quite a big car. Similarities to the MG Y Type are clear.
And a special Jaguar or 3
Here Jill is with a well known marque from the '50's, the Mayflower. Jill's Uncle Gordon had a Mayflower and she rembers it well.
And a bit of Morris 'stuff'.
That's it for the cars. We have left Warwickshire and are now n Cornwall. No wifi at our accommodation so future posts may be delayed. Doing this post in a National Trust Cafe in Boscastle. We are happy today, becase the sun is shining!