The British Motor Museum has announced a schedule of over 30 motoring shows including several new events for 2022. This is a sizable increase on previous years and is testament to the popularity and demand for events at the Museum.
On Tuesday 18 January the Museum will host Museum Late – ‘Factor Us In’, an exclusive opportunity to delve into the history of the West Midlands motor industry and meet the fantastic team behind the insightful ‘Factor Us In’ Exhibition. The evening also includes a talk from the Museum’s history volunteers and a two course supper.
Following on from the success of the first event, the Quiz Night returns for a second time on Tuesday 8 February. Led by special guest, Danny Hopkins of Practical Classics, teams of up to 6 can compete and enjoy a fun night out while testing their motoring knowledge. There will be a mix of questions to keep everyone entertained, not just classic car buffs. Supper is included too!
Last year’s free evening ‘Gaydon Gatherings’ proved very popular with hundreds of vehicles turning up on the second Tuesday of every month, so these events will return from Tuesday 12 April in the same format as a fun, free and informal evening gathering for motoring enthusiasts and all vehicle makes and models.
New for 2022 is a special Members only event, which will take place on Friday 29 April. ‘Museum on the Move’ will showcase a selection of cars from the collection with the opportunity for Members to ride in them. Also new for 2022 is an “Austin Seven Centenary Exhibition,” opening in June, it will replace the ‘Factor Us In’ Exhibition which ends in May.
Meanwhile, the Museum will welcome back many of its key shows in 2022 including the Gaydon Land Rover Show on 7 & 8 May, National Metro & Mini Show on 5 June & Classic & Vintage Commercial Show on 11 & 12 June.
Other shows include the new Ultimate BMW Car Meet on 10 April, the new Indoor Doll and Teddy Fair on 15 May, the return of the indoor UK Slot Car Festival on 28 & 29 May and a new Wythall Buses Fest on 3 July. The Electric Vehicles Festival returns on 3 July and the BMC & Leyland Show on 10 July followed by the Old Ford Rally celebrating 35 years of the Capri 280 and a new Rootes Heritage Day on 17 July.
A new Big MINI Show for BMW Minis will take place on the 24 July and the 999 Emergency Services Show on 13 & 14 August. On Saturday 3 September Jaguars at Gaydon will celebrate the Swallow Sidecars Centenary. The Retro Truck Show returns on 11 & 12 September and on Sunday 25 September MGB will celebrate their 60th Anniversary event. The last two shows of the year include the indoor Large Model Aircraft show on 23 October and Great British Model Railway Show on 29 & 30 October.
For more information about any of the upcoming events, please visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on. Prices for 2022 will stay the same as 2021 for those booking in advance, however on the day prices will increase. Please book in advance to save! Tickets will be on sale in the new year.