Sunday, 22nd May 2011 National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire
The first Beaulieu ‘Simply Italian’ event takes place on Sunday 22nd May and promises to be a great day out for all enthusiasts of Italian marques. Owners of Italian vehicles are invited to bring their car or motorcycle to Beaulieu, both classic and new, and become part of the event. All Italian cars,
GREEN MOTORING IS AN INVENTION OF THE 21ST CENTURY – OR IS IT?
To celebrate the centenary of Ford of Britain in 2011 the company is exploring its photo archive to reveal rarely seen images that illustrate Ford’s British roots.
In 1967 the Ford Comuta concept vehicle was used to demonstrate the potential of the electric vehicle. With a top speed of 40mph and a total range of around 40 miles on a full charge the Ford Comuta was never going to oust the best-selling Cortina as the drivers’ favourite. Even Ford’s assistant managing director at the time, Leonard Crossland
from Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Fiat to Maserati and Lamborghini and motorcycles, including Aprilia, Agusta, Benelli and Ducati, are welcome.
All owners taking part have an opportunity to enter the Pride of Ownership competition with the winner receiving a £100 cash prize and a Beaulieu trophy. The winner will be one of twenty vehicles chosen by the judging panel to go on display in the Main Arena and take part in a cavalcade.
For more information or to book in advance visit www.beaulieuevents.co.uk
or telephone 01590 612888.
Admission to the event includes entry to the whole Beaulieu attraction; the National Motor Museum and World of Top Gear, Palace House and gardens and Beaulieu Abbey.
recognised electric motors would not replace combustion engines for long journeys, saying: “…their uses will be primarily as city centre delivery vans and suburban shopping cars.”
The hunt for a viable electric motor has not gone away and after extensive trials 2012 will see the UK‘s best-selling car, the Ford Focus, available as an electric vehicle with double the capacity of the Comuta and a lot more style.
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