The Car S.O.S presenters Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw recently opened a new exhibition at the British Motor Museum featuring cars from National Geographic’s popular motoring TV show Car S.O.S. and we took the boys along to check it out! Needless to say, mummies might need their hankies ready because it’s a bit of a tear-jerker!
The heart-warming car make-over show is now in its 6th series and has brought over 60 cars back from rusty wrecks to their former glory; everything from family classics to hot hatches and elegant sports cars.
The new exhibition features 7 cars that have been rebuilt by the Car S.O.S team including 3 still shining from restoration in the most recent series. On display is a pre-war Austin ‘Tilly’ truck which underwent a sympathetic overhaul, a vibrant yellow Lancia Delta Integrale with a touching back story and a rare AC Aceca sports car along with four others; MGA, Volvo P1800, Aston Martin DB6 and a Ford Capri RS3100.
Graphics and clips from the relevant episodes run alongside each of the cars detailing the many technical dilemmas Tim and Fuzz had to get the cars back to their best. They will also give an insight into some of the personal stories and challenges faced by each of the cars’ owners.
The Car S.O.S Exhibition is now open until the end of February 2019 and is included within the Museum entrance fee. Museum admission is charged at: Adults £14, Children £9 (5-16 years) under 5’s free, Concessions £12 & Family £39 (2 adults & up to 3 children). Buy 1 day and get 12 months free if you Gift Aid your entrance.
To find out more about the British Motor Museum and the exhibition please visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/carsos or call 01926 641188.