The ‘Great British Car Journey’ has refuelled and is back on track with over 150 classic cars ready to be exhibited and a projected opening date of summer 2021…
Those of you out there with a good memory will no doubt recall the Great British Car Journey classic car exhibition being due for opening in 2020 with plans for the launch paused due to serious health complications related to both founders of the initiative. Now, fully rejuvenated and with a projected opening set for summer 2021*, the operation has now added even more cars to an ever-growing list of marques to be showcased.
Located just off the A6 in between Derby and Matlock on the Wire Works site in Ambergate, Derbyshire, the site lease has now been signed, sealed and is currently being extensively refurbished ahead of the Great British Car Journey launch.
Close to the River Derwent and only 2 miles north of Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, more than 150 classic British cars which were at the forefront of a global transport revolution, will be exhibited at the new family-friendly attraction.
The new family automotive exhibition is the brainchild of former Auto Windscreens and Blyton Park circuit owner Richard Usher who confesses to loving motorsports and being enthused about everything that’s got four wheels – or even three!
Signing the lease is a real line in the sand and puts us on track for opening in 2021. The enforced break, through both ill health and the pandemic, means Great British Car Journey is coming back stronger having given us the opportunity to acquire even more fantastic British made and designed classic cars.
The team and I are tremendously excited about the launch of Great British Car Journey and the Drive Dad’s Car experience in 2021. It will be a fabulous addition to the many attractions in and around the Peak District and Derbyshire
The indoor exhibition will feature a whole range of classic vehicles with some iconic favourites including Morris Minors, Ford Cortina range, Vauxhall Cavalier and the distinguished Mini which was officially announced to the public on August 26, 1959, and is still going strong 60 years later.
A unique audio-visual experience can also be used to assist enthusiasts of all ages on their interactive journey through the golden years of British car design and manufacturing from the 1930s – 1990s.
Great British Car Journey
An extensive gift shop, café and ‘onsite driving route’ located within the four-acre site for the special Drive Dad’s Car experience can also be utilised by those looking for a more ‘hands-on’ experience. Drive Dad’s Car will allow visitors to embrace nostalgia and take a drive accompanied by an instructor in an eclectic selection of over 30 iconic British cars ranging from the Austin Seven to a glorious Rolls Royce Silver Spirit.
There’s a full list of Motor Museum’s you can visit here.
*The projected launch is reliant on government restrictions being lifted which is why the date cannot be ‘set in stone’ as of yet.