The museum comprises a wide range of baked enamel signs, many illuminated, oil cans and tins, car jacks, pumps, radiators, French lithographs on canvass, scale model aircraft including a WW1 Sopwith Camel fighter Bi-plane, two Mr. Mulligans as designed by wealthy recluse Howard Hughes, petrol bowsers, early pushbikes including a 1880 Penny Farthing, early tools, significant photos and posters of historic racing and their drivers, early fire fighting equipment, early spark plugs and many other items relative to early motoring.
Be sure to check out the 1903 type 56 Peugeot. Only 16 of these 56's were ever built and this, the only survivor in private ownership, the remaining two are displayed in the Peugeot museum in Paris and the French national motor museum. Purchased in England, an extensive ground up restoration was performed where it was used in five London – Brighton events. Ironically enough, the previous owner had never entered the vehicle in any of these events, though it resided at its door step.
1903 Type 56 Peugeot
In the first two years of its existence, only 908 examples of this model were produced. The Fiat was the first car to be adopted by the Italian Forces during the Libya campaign. Boasting a four-cylinder side valve mono block engine, the Tipo had a 4 speed gearbox and a factory top speed of 70 km/h. Holding 60 litres of furl, 2,332 models were produced between 1912 and 1914.
Fiat 2B - 1914
The Aston Martin DB9 is a British grand tourer first shown by Aston Martin at the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show. The first car to be built in Aston Martin’s new factory at Gaydon in Warwickshire was the 2+2 DB9, a direct successor to DB7. The new car was considered to be such an advance on the old that Aston Martin had decided a straightforward sequential numbering would be considered inappropriate, hence why it was not titled DB8. It was all new, designed from the ground up, the fruit of a million-mile test programme that had seen prototypes proved in locations as diverse as Death Valley in the USA, inside the Arctic Circle in Sweden and on the high-speed test track at Nardo in Italy. Other tests had taken place on Ford’s renowned Lommel proving ground in Belgium and at the Volvo crash test safety centre in Sweden.
Aston Martin DB9
The Triumph Model H (also known as the 'Type H' and 'the Trusty') is a British motorcycle made by Triumph Engineering Co Ltd in Coventry, England. A total of 57,000 Triumph Model H motorcycles were made from 1915 until production ended in 1923. At the start of the First World War in 1914 the British Government needed effective communications with front line troops and replaced messengers on horses with despatch riders on motorcycles. A number of models were tested for suitability and the Triumph Model H was selected. With the rear wheel driven by a belt, the Model H was fitted with a 499 cc air-cooled four-stroke single-cylinder engine.
Triumph H Motorcycle