National Motor Museum Lectures

The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, has announced four lectures set to take place over the coming months.

  • On Saturday 17th December 2022, join Colin Hales for Have plane, will travel, as he recounts his story of flying around the world in a homemade aircraft, exploring the globe in a diminutive flying machine that he designed and built himself in various sheds and garages. Colin dared to fly to places that an aircraft of that size had never been to before, meeting all manner of people, seeing extraordinary sights and breaking down international barriers along the way.
  • On Saturday 21st January 2023, author, journalist and adventurer Steph Jeavons will be talking about her travels. Since circumnavigating the globe solo on her trusty 250cc motorbike, Rhonda the Honda, Steph’s adventures have included leading a team of 23 women to Everest Base Camp in Tibet, walking her dog 1000km across some of the UK’s highest peaks, and establishing biking destination MotoCamp Wales in Snowdonia National Park.
  • On Saturday 18th February 2023, award-winning motor sport journalist Maurice Hamilton will be talking about his life and career, which has seen him become part of the Formula One scene since 1977, working with a remarkable selection of motor racing personalities. From attending his first race as a child in Northern Ireland, and his first Formula One event as a professional journalist, to commentating on BBC Radio 5 Live and writing more than 20 books, including biographies for such motorsport giants as Niki Lauda, James Hunt, Damon Hill and Murray Walker, Maurice will be sharing some of his insightful anecdotes.
  • On Saturday 18th March 2023, the legendary marque of Bugatti will come under the spotlight, as award-winning restorer and avid Bugatti enthusiast Richard Skinner hosts So you think you know about Bugatti? Richard will be covering the Bugatti dynasty of trains, planes and automobiles.

All of the talks will take place from 7.30pm until 10pm in the Lecture Theatre of the National Motor Museum’s Collections Centre. Tickets are £10 (or £7.50 for Friends of the National Motor Museum Trust).


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