Gwynne’s motor fire engine, supplied to village of Mountnessing and then sold to Marconi Company
Old motor works
1897 Daimler being fixed
From Martyn Hunt
Alfred Herbert,Coventry Dennis Ace fire engine CRW 345.
Karrier Gamecock Carmichael fire engine PWD 121. Ex Rolls Royce
Thrust SSC Jaguar X300 XJR fire tender
Pictures of the participants from Stuart McNae
Nobody seems to take pictures of the participants so Stuart thought it would be a good idea
Pictures from John Mills
Representation of vapour trails outside Coventry Transport Musuem
Montgomery Victory Car
Plaque on Montgomery Victory Car
Montgomery in Victory Car
Thrust 2 633.468mph in 1983
Thrust Super Sonic Car SSC
Sir Frank Whittle 1907-1996. The inventor of the jet engine watching the vapour trails
Coventry Cathedral from the 187 step bell tower
Coventry Cathedral from the bell tower
Coventry Transport Museum
Another view of the vapour trails outside Coventry Transport Museum
Crick The Red Lion Inn where we had a very pleasant meal
Coventry Transport Museum (from old Cathedral Tower)
Pictures from David Nelson
1948 Maudslay Marathon 11 coach.
1952 Ferguson R4 Prototype. During the 1950s Harry Ferguson began to develop a four wheel drive system for motorcars, from a factory in Siskin Drive, Baginton, on the outskirts of Coventry. The system he developed became known as the Ferguson Formula and was used on police cars, racing cars and on the Jensen Interceptor 'FF' sport car. This car is one of the prototype vehicles used to try out the four wheel drive system. It is powered by a 2.2 litre horizontally opposed four cylinder engine similar to the one on display with the car. It has four wheel independent suspension, Dunlop Disc brakes all round which use a Maxaret anti-locking system.
Info. kindly provided by Damien Kimberley
Curator – Research and Information, Coventry Transport Museum
A fine selection of old cars
1955 Triumph Terrier 150cc 4 stroke. I used to own one of these. A bit unreliable.
A selection of old motorcycles.
1997 LTI, TX1 taxi. Made in the LTI Factory, Holyhead Road, Coventry. Price new £25,000.
1932 Alvis 12/60
2003 Jaguar R4 F1 with a Cosworth V10 engine.
1980 Austin Mini Metro. It was owned by Diana Spencer before becoming the Princess of Wales.
1982 DeLorean DMC-12. Made famous in 1980s film “Back to the Future”.
1993 Aston Martin Prototype.
A number of Armstrong Siddeleys were being exhibited in the in the city square.
1904 Siddeley. This was being used to give short rides. The noise of this very quiet car was obviously too much for this young spectator.
E -type Jaguar.
1971? Convertible Triumph Herald.
Singer Gazelle. I used to clean one just like this at weekends as a teenager.