Welcome to the UK’s newest visitor attraction: Great British Car Journey has opened its doors at a former wire works factory on the banks of the River Derwent in Ambergate, Derbyshire. The factory is full of marques and models of cars driven on UK roads for nearly 100 years. From the early 1922 Austin Seven to Ford, Jaguar, McLaren, MG, Morris and many more. In fact there are almost 150 models to see in the collection.
Richard Usher, CEO of Great British Car Journeys, together with four private investors, over the last four years, has set about pulling together one of the largest privately owned collections of British designed and manufactured cars in the UK.
Each individual car marque has its unique story and visitors will be offered a handheld device on the start of their tour of the exhibition to listen to. The story also includes the development of the UK’s fantastic motor industry heritage. The cars are grouped in the decades when they were produced, with period adverts and graphics.
Alongside are hands on car volunteers who are ready to explain the finer details and features of each car.
Why not take one of the cars for a drive?
All the cars are in full working order and are maintained by Great British Car Journey’s own time-served technician and apprentice. Visitors are welcome to watch them at work in the onsite workshop, located within the exhibition hall.
Hands-on trip down Memory Lane
30 of the cars can actually be driven on a private road as part of the ‘Drive dad’s Car’ experience! So, with ‘Fathers Day’ looming on Sunday 20th June, why not treat your dad to a trip to Great British Car Journey and take a drive in one of these iconic cars?!
Entry to Great British Car Journey costs just £15 for adults (concessions are available).
Great British Car Journey