Unlocking the history of the British Motor Industry

Unlocking the history of the British Motor Industry
Collecting archives on a rainy day. Left to right, Charlotte Gallant, Helen Ford (Modern Records Centre Chief Archivist) and Mollie Horne.

The British Motor Museum and the Modern Records Centre at Warwick University are happy to announce that we are working together to re-unite a priceless collection of motor industry business records.

The Archive of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust already holds an extensive Collection of business records relating to the history and development of Britain’s motor manufacturers throughout the 20th century. Now, a significant set of minute books, financial records and internal correspondence relating to key players such as Austin, Morris, MG, Rover and Standard-Triumph, is to be transferred from Warwick to Gaydon. The aim of both organisations is to make this material readily available to researchers and historians at one location in order to promote the study of the industry.

The material will be available to view by appointment in the Archive Reading Room at the British Motor Museum from the beginning of September. Click here to book an appointment. 

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