The stories that inspired the National Motor Museum Exhibition


August 11, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 1, 2015

The stories that inspired the National Motor Museum Exhibition

Posted on 16 September 2011

Duncan Mortimer -with 1978 Mini 1275GT Bob and Joe Ives with Land Rover 110 Turbo Diesel

xploring the realms of possibility has always been an attraction for the pioneers of motoring – taking a vehicle on an adventure of exploration of both terrain and machines, finding the limits and beyond.

The National Motor Museum‘s current exhibition ‘Feats of Endurance’ is a tribute to those whose personal strength and stamina know no bounds, and on Saturday 22nd October, the museum will be hosting an evening focusing on two of those incredible feats.

Brothers Bob and Joe Ives share their experiences of taking part in the 1989 Camel Trophy in the jungles of Brazil, driving a Land Rover 110 Turbo Diesel. They are the only British team to have won the event since its beginning in 1980. Bob has also been vehicle consultant for the last two Top Gear Christmas Specials, travelling from Bolivia to Chile and Iraq to Bethlehem.

Sharing the limelight is Duncan Mortimer who has driven around the world on three occasions in a 1978 Mini 1275GT, raising money for global cancer research charities including Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. Duncan also plans to take the Mini on another Charity World drive in the near future.

The evening, starting at 8.00pm, will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the National Motor Museum Collections Centre. A pay bar is available for the purchase of beers, wines, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Before, the Museum will open from 6.30pm for a private view.

Tickets are £10 (with all profits going to the National Motor Museum Trust) and are available by contacting Theresa Browning on 01590 614792, email: theresa.browning@beaulieu.co.uk