Great Electric Train Show: Sat 8th - Sun 9th Oct (British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire)
The Great Electric Train Show returns to The British Motor Museum this weekend for fourth year. Organisers are expecting thousands of enthusiasts to visit the popular show.
Demonstrators will include Alan Buttler from ModelU offering his laser scanning demonstration, Hornby Magazine contributor Paul Chetter on the subject of digital sound and weathering regular Mick Bonwick.
For times, prices and more information: www.greatelectrictrainshow.com
Classic & Vintage Commercial Show: Sat 11th - Sun 12th June (British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire)
Step back in time to days gone by as more than 400 classic and vintage vehicles will be on display at the British Motor Museum this weekend.
On display will be an array of commercial vehicles including the lightweight Morris J Type and Ford Transit van through to the Scammell Heavy Haulage Tractors. There will also be an indoor model show within the Museum with more than 160 tables of models on display.
Organisers say the event is one of the largest classic commercial shows in Europe, attracts a number of overseas visitors.
For opening times, prices and more information visit: https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/
National Metro & Mini Show: Sun 5th June (British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire)
This weekend the British Motor Museum is hosting a new show Mini, Metro and MINI (BMW) enthusiasts.
Highlights of the show will include a Car Gymkhana where entrants have to match a pre-set time around a course as closely as possible, a Metro and MINI Concourse.
For opening times and more information visit: https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/
The British Motor Museum in Gaydon, will re-open to the public tomorrow following a £1.1m refurbishment.
Formerly known as the Heritage Motor Cantre, the new venue is said to be visually more exciting with an extra 250 cars from the reserve collections now on display.
Aston Martin has announced that it will be making some staff redundant as part of a 'rebalancing' exercise.
The Warwickshire-based firm has been losing money for several years, and the company says it plans to 'support...operational performance'.
Since the start of 2015, we have been taking actions in support of operational performance, involving both hiring for key positions and eliminating certain positions.
That rebalancing process continues through this year and as a result, we will be making some positions redundant.
Globally, we have just over 2,100 employees, reflecting both production and non-production areas. Our focus for the remainder of the year is on non-production areas and we are asking all functions to achieve certain reductions based on business plan requirements.
Two lanes closed and very slow traffic due to overturned car on M40 Southbound between J12 B4451 (Gaydon) and J11 A361 / A422 (Banbury).
M40 Southbound blocked, stationary traffic due to accident between J13 A452 / B4100 (Bishop's Tachbrook) and J12 B4451 (Gaydon).
A collection of paintings will be put on display in London today as part of Aston Martin's centenary year celebrations.
The paintings by the British artist James Hart Dyke are based on visits to the Aston Martin factory in Gaydon in Warwickshire, and motorsport events including ones held at Le Mans in France and the Nurburgring in Germany.
Earlier this year, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, visited Aston Martin in Gaydon.
Aston Martin continues its year-long centenary party at the Goodwood Revival this weekend.
Its rarest and most highly-prized sports cars of the revival period, 1948-1966, will be on show, and in action.
Among the cars set to do battle on the West Sussex track include a brace of DBR1s, numerous DB3, DB3S and DB2/4 Mk IIIs, plus the 1961 Aston Martin Project 212.
Warwickshire Fire and Rescue have been called to a fire near the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon. 7 vehicles were found to be on fire around 3.30am this morning at a car storage area. Some of the surrounding bush and scrub area was also alight.