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Weekend Picks: Great Electric Train Show

Great Electric Train Show: Sat 8th - Sun 9th Oct (British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire)

There’ll be more than 25 layouts and 30 traders at the event Credit: British Motor Museum

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.

The popularity of this show continues to grow and this year’s show is expected to attract record crowds.

With 25 layouts, 30 traders and a group of skilled demonstrations, this show caters for the whole family.”

– Tom Caren, Show Manager at the British Motor Museum

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

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Weekend Picks: Classic & Vintage Commercial Show

Classic & Vintage Commercial Show: Sat 11th - Sun 12th June (British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire)

More than 400 classic and vintage vehicles will be on display Credit: British Motor Museum

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.

“This show is a real step back in time and a fascinating nostalgia trip, even for those not interested in commercial vehicles. We’re expecting around 4,000 visitors to attend and around 400 vehicles on display for everyone to enjoy”.

– Tom Caren, Show Manager, British Motor Museum

For opening times, prices and more information visit: https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/

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Weekend Picks: National Metro & Mini Show

National Metro & Mini Show: Sun 5th June (British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire)

The show aims to bring both iconic cars together this weekend Credit: British Motor Museum

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.

“We’re really excited about staging a brand new show for those that love Mini’s and Metro’s no matter what their age or condition.

The show aims to bring both iconic cars together in a fun way especially with our non-course classes and will offer something a bit different for car enthusiasts”

– Tom Caren, Show Manager at the British Motor Museum

For opening times and more information visit: https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/

Pics: Inside the British Motor Museum ahead of weekend re-opening

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.

The British Motor Museum in Gaydon Credit: ITV Central
The British Motor Museum in Gaydon Credit: ITV Central
The British Motor Museum in Gaydon Credit: ITV Central

Aston Martin to make redundancies to 'rebalance' firm

Aston Martin has announced that it will be making some staff redundant Credit: PA

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.

– A spokesperson for Aston Martin

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.

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Aston Martin centenary celebration paintings go on display

A collection of paintings will be put on display in London today as part of Aston Martin's centenary year celebrations.

Stirling Moss in a DBR1 at the Nurburgring Credit: James Hart Dyke

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.

An Aston Martin at the Le Mans 24 hour race Credit: James Hart Dyke

Earlier this year, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, visited Aston Martin in Gaydon.

Aston Martin racing at Goodwood Revival

Vintage Aston Martins Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

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.

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