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Austin Adventures at Beaulieu

15 Feb 2020

Visitor Guide
Visitor Guide
Address: National Motor Museum Beaulieu New Forest SO42 7ZN
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Join the team for an evening with George Mooney and Joy, his wife of 58 years, as they recall their adventures with their Baby Austin Seven cars.

George has been a Life member of the Friends for 40 years and his presentation, put together especially for this event, focuses on his adventures with their remarkable Austins since they bought their first Box saloon for transport in 1962. They still own and use that same Box Saloon which has been joined by several other Austins over time!

When they needed a car for Joy back in 1962 they had no idea of what choosing an Austin Seven would lead to. Joy chose the Austin against a Fiat Topolino of the same year. They crossed the Atlantic twice with their 2-seater Cambridge Special A7 – in 2005 when they drove across South America and in 2006 driving across the USA Route 66. On both trips they reached the Pacific Ocean.

George’s presentation will be illustrated with photography covering most of their trips over a period of more than 40 years. There were many more trips that were not recorded. Their most recent was to Yorkshire in July 2019.

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Members: £7.50

Non Members: £10

For further information and to purchase tickets please contact Theresa Browning on 01590 614792 or email theresa.browning@beaulieu.co.uk.

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The evening will commence at 7:30 pm in the Lecture Theatre of the National Motor Museum’s Collections Centre and finish at around 10:00 pm.

A pay bar will be available in the Collections Centre for the purchase of beers, wines and soft drinks.

Please note the National Motor Museum will not be open at this event.