About the Museum.
The Museum is a free standing display of model cars that attends model shows around the Midlands of England. It consists of three halls, one for Rod's road cars, another for Ian's race cars and a centre hall where they can bring their models together under a common theme. Together they have over 450 built models and plenty more yet to build. Thus the displays at model shows evolve and change to keep the musem fresh and informative.
To see the models as part of displays or within historical collections please follow the links in Visit the Halls.
As you move through the museum you wil see that we are ordinary modelling folk. We've learned our craft through experience, and latterly, the kind advice of fellow modellers we've met at model shows and through being members of The International Plastic Modellers Society.
Through this site we aim to share our knowledge and experience so you can increase your enjoyment of our shared hobby.
The museum has been diplaying at model shows around the Midlands of England for over ten years, and has been invited to attend many other events too.
There are also a large number of special interest displays through the museum. Some stand together while others will be spread out amoungst the cars helping give some atmosphere to the display.
The story of navigation aids, from milestones to finger posts, destination signs to sat nav's. Many of these are examples from our local area and most are still doing their job to this day!
From cloth cap and shirt sleeves to Helmet and fire retardent overalls, they all feature in our collection of racewear.
The museum is constantly evolving. New exhibits and displays will make their way into the museum collection each month so please visit regularly to see whats new.
If you would like to have the museum display at your show or event, please contact us by e-mail.
A view of Hall 1 showing some of Rod's road cars.
Hall three, where some of Ian's race cars are on display.
The centre hall, Hall two, shown here featuring the Bugatti marque giving both Rod and Ian the oppertunity to show together and create another area of interest for the viewer.
Here is one of our early displays at the 'Shropshire modellers society' show held at the RAF Cosford museum. This is before we had the dividing walls that make the three halls of the current museum display.
This display, from 2001, is when we were at the Model wheels event. A model show especially for builders of automotive models, some times it's nice to be amongst those who are only interested in cars, trucks, motorcycles etc. No military models at all!
For several years through the middle of the "naughties" we were guests of "the British association of transport modellers" in their marquee at the Stoke in steam event.
Being held in the grounds of Trentham gardens this annual steam show became a huge event that encompassed militaria, historic transport, hobbies and all manner of steam engines both static and automotive!
The motor museum as a guest of the Coventry museum of transport. A superb museum of all manner of vehicles made in and around Coventry. From bicycles to busses if it rolled out of Coventry it's probably rolled into this museum again now. (and it's free entry too!)
Air cooled or watercooled, twins, flats, straights or V's. A car won't go far without an engine!
...and without fuel the engines don't go either. We have a collection of scratch built fuel pumps from the early days of motoring up to the present day.