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British Motor Museum to Run a Full Schedule of Shows

The British Motor Museum is gearing up to run a full schedule of motoring shows and events during this year. At least 17 are being planned for the year, including the return of several popular events such as the Retro Truck Show and Buses Festival that were cancelled due to the pandemic in 2020.

This year will also see the return of the ‘Gaydon Gathering’, a free monthly evening gathering aimed at motoring enthusiasts. The first gathering took place on October 13, 2020, it will return taking place on the second Tuesday of every month starting on  April 13. Pre-booking is essential. Those that attended the event in October will be given priority booking and will be contacted by the Museum prior to tickets being released for the general public to book.

New for the year is the E-Type 60th Anniversary which takes place on  April 24. The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust are planning a number of events in during the year to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Jaguar E-Type at Geneva in 1961. This will start with an exhibition opening early February and running to the end of May showcasing some of the evolution and development of the E-Type. 

 In April there will be a ‘Tour to Geneva’ on which the first E-Type Roadster, 77 RW, and the last E-Type built, HDU 555N, will be driven accompanied by a group of E-Type owners.  The week-long Tour will start with a driving day around Warwickshire on 24 April which will finish with a gala dinner where a specially commissioned piece of artwork representing 77 RW will be unveiled. More information on this event can be found at

 The Gaydon Land Rover Show returns on May 8-9 bringing the finest vehicles, owners and historians together for a weekend dedicated to this iconic marque. The popular Metro and Mini Show takes places on  June 06 and the Classic and Vintage Commercial Show, which in 2020 includes the Transit Van Club Rally and Classic Van and Pick Up Show, returns on June 12-13.