British Car Museum
- Ian Hope (Owner)
- Inside the British Car Museum
- Morris Minor
- MGB GT
- Sunbeam Talbot 90
- Jaguar XJS
- Ian with a working pianola
- S Type Jaguar
- BMC badge engineering
- 1956 Vauxhall Velox
- Austin Princess
- Morris Minor lowlight
- Austin 7
- Big Cat
- 1950 Austin Sheerline A125
- 1974 Sunbeam Rapier
- Ian Hope sitting at a pianola
- Ian Hope at the museum entrance
- View of the museum from East Road
Oct 26, 05:17
Short video from the day an American TV show filmed at the museum and featuring our friends Paul and Lesley from Napier Classic Cars. Buttercup and Queenie (along with Lesley and Paul) appeared on US TV Show House Hunters International recently - and we met a real mermaid! This is a short edited version of the show.
Oct 25, 05:50
Oct 19, 06:10
How many cars can you identify?
Oct 11, 05:42
Another new addition to Ian Hope's collection went on display today: a rare 1927 Swift P-Type Tourer built in Coventry in 1927. Click on the picture for more pictures and information. This 1927 Swift Tourer is quite a rare car; Ian has has a new folding roof and side screens made for it since its recent arrival.
Oct 10, 20:06
The museum was a featured location for a US TV show recently and our friends from Napier Classic Cars were also involved :-) Buttercup and Queenie were featured recently in "House Hunters International" - a US TV show reaching over 92 million American homes! Here are some shots taken during preparation for filming a sequence at the British Car Museum in Te Awanga. Video clip coming soon
Oct 07, 04:25
Welcome the latest addition to the British Car Museum collection - a lovely Daimler V8-250! Click on the photo below to see more pictures and learn something about the car. The British Car Museum has a new exhibit - a stunning 1969 Daimler 250, making it one of the last of this model.
Oct 06, 04:57
Fascinating! An entire museum dedicated to Austin cars in Denmark - and it's for sale. An Entire Museum Dedicated to British Cars Goes On Sale in Denmark The world’s largest museum devoted to Austin cars will soon be auctioned in Denmark. Along...
Oct 05, 20:51
Woo-hoo - we made the front page! If you missed the full story you can catch up on our web site here: www.britishcarmuseum.co.nz/blog/2005-rover-75
Sep 30, 03:07
Ian and the story of the Rover 75 in the Dominion Post today! :-) Vehicle shipped from UK to car museum in Hawke's Bay to satisfy dying man's wish.
Sep 27, 23:25
Our love of cars is as much about us, their owners as it is about the engineering - and this is a 'human interest' car story to beat most. So how exactly did a 2005 Rover 75 come to arrive by ship in the Port of Napier all the way from England, destined for Ian Hope's museum? Click on any of the pictures in the carousel below to read the full story and find out .....
Sep 27, 20:36
Here's a sad sight for anyone who cared about the old British motor manufacturers. . With unfinished cars left to rust on the production line, these eerie photographs show how the Longbridge plant in Birmingham has been left deserted.
Sep 27, 04:26
Sneak preview to whet your appetites: here's a photo taken less than an hour ago showing Ian Hope standing in the rain with the latest addition to his museum - a 1969 Daimler V8 250. He and I went for a little run in her and it was pure heaven, purring along the coast road outside the museum. Many more pictures to come very soon, but this one will have to suffice for now!
Sep 25, 07:15
1974 Triumph Dolomite 1850cc auto
Sep 20, 04:48
The latest addition to the collection!
Sep 09, 01:27
Sep 06, 03:00
64 Velox PB ... nice one :-)
Sep 04, 05:53
1950 Austin Sheerline A125
Sep 03, 02:25
Aug 29, 01:46
Owned by the British Car Museum in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand is this stunning 1955 Austin Princess Van Den Plas. Visit the museum's web site www.britishcarmuseum.co.nz
Aug 25, 04:54
Great page for our friends at the Wolseley Car Club - do give them your support! Facilitating interaction between the club, it's members and followers, providing news of forthcoming club events, past event images and parts & tech help.
Aug 23, 06:57
Future classic or heap of dung? Only time will decide ....