Cotswold Motoring Museum Presents James Hunt F1 Exhibition

. April 19, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Cotswold Motoring Museum in Bourton-on-the-Water invites you to look back to 1979 and the British racing legend James Hunt.

The Museum is exhibiting the impressive Wolf WR7 Formula 1 Car (1979-1982), the last car ever driven by James Hunt at the Monaco Grand Prix.

As well as the Wolf WR7, the exhibition will also contain information about the car’s background and comments from the current owner: CSMA Club member, Andrew Smith.

Michael Tambini, the Museum Curator says: “The Museum is owned by CSMA Club, so I was delighted when out of the blue, one of our members, Andrew Smith, phoned to ask if we would like to display James Hunt’s last Formula 1 car. I have to say I jumped at the chance. Hunt is a British sporting hero and we are thrilled to be able to show this historic vehicle.”

The Cotswold Motoring Museum is owned and run by CSMA Club

CSMA Club is an organisation which was founded in 1923 and now has more than 290,000 members. The Museum was acquired by CSMA Club in 1999 when the original owner retired.

The collection neatly represents a slice of motoring history from the 20th Century. The big showstoppers are, of course, the over 40 cars, the caravans, the motorcycles, the dozens of bicycles, but what will really take your breath away is the huge amount of related material. It is the showcases packed with motoring paraphernalia, the old garage equipment, the walls filled with enamel signs, the petrol pumps and globes, everything connected with motoring from branded hat pins to an AA box.

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