The Archive of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust is home to an exceptional Photographic Collection, charting the history of the motor industry from its very beginnings in 1896 to the present day. During 2011 we launched our online photographic library to make these images more widely available and the choice of pictures will be further expanded throughout 2012. Now there is an opportunity to see a small selection of these historical images as part of a temporary Gallery-style Exhibition. Twelve prints available from the Motorgraphs website will be hung in frames, alongside a display screen showing a wide selection of archive photographs and advertising.
What is Motorgraphs?
The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT) has joined up with two exceptional private collections, the Zagari-Spitzley Collection (ZSC) and the Grand Prix Library (GPL) to put almost 3000 archive images on-line for purchase as prints.
The images encompass more than 100 years of motoring, racing, rallying, advertising, manufacturing and social history; classic marques such as Mini, MG, Land Rover, Triumph and Austin Healey; advertising and fashion from the roaring twenties to the swinging sixties; racing and rallying with the glamour of Austin Healey, Mini Cooper, BRM, and Ferrari; giants of the motor industry such as Herbert Austin, William Morris (Lord Nuffield), Alec Issigonis, and the Wilks brothers; the rich and famous including Kings and Queens both here and abroad, Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill, Harold Wilson and many more; and a glimpse of the British motor industry in its heyday including the bustle of the production line, behind the scenes in the offices and off-duty social activities at iconic factories such as Longbridge and Cowley.
There is no extra charge to see the Motorgraphs Exhibition as it is all included in the standard Museum entry fees. For more information call 01926 641188.