Key milestones are to be marked at the seventh annual BMC and Leyland Show, which will take place at the British Motor Museum on Sunday July 7. The event pays tribute to all vehicles produced under the umbrella of the British manufacturer in its various guises over the years, with hundreds of vehicles expected to attend.
Amongst the anniversaries celebrated will be 60 years of the Morris Oxford Farina range, 90 years since the first BSA front-wheel-drive car and 50 years of the Austin Maxi, with the last production Maxi to be displayed at the show. Meanwhile, The Rover 200 and 400 Owners Club will also be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SK3 launch and 30th anniversary of the R8 launch.
As well as a wide range of vehicles, there will be the traditional Cowley Convoy from MINI Plant Oxford and a Longbridge Convoy from the MG Motor facility, both arriving at the British Motor Museum in the morning. Visitors can also join the Archive Team in the Motoring Cinema for a rare opportunity to view historic documents in British Leyland’s history. Starting at 11am and 2pm, the 45-minute talks will also detail how historic material is preserved in the Archive Collection, and must be booked in advance via the museum website.
The show also happens to take place on the same day as the Triumph National Weekend and the Fire Service Preservation Group’s 999 Spectacular, which is dedicated to blue light emergency service vehicles. Admission tickets give entry to all three events, with advance vehicle entry prices frozen at £7 for this year – a fee that includes a pass for the show vehicle, entry for one driver and one passenger. For more details and other ticket prices, visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk or call 01926 641188.