Press Release from: The 750 Motor Club National Austin 7 Rally.
Release Date: 8th December 2011.
‘MOTOR FOR THE MILLIONS’ GEARS UP FOR 90th BIRTHDAY.
2012 marks a very special anniversary for the car that played an historic role in the story of the British motor industry and holds a very special place in the hearts and memories of so many people today.
The dimunitive but sturdy Austin 7 is 90 years old in 2012 and a major celebration is taking place at the home of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hampshire.
Organised by the 750 Motor Club, the National Austin Seven Rally takes place on Sunday 1st July 2012 and hundreds of the pre-war ‘baby’ Austins are expected to attend. They will be driven from all over the United Kingdom and Europe to join a weekend of activities culminating in a wonderful display in the historic grounds of the Beaulieu estate. Incredibly, this will be the 50th consecutive year that the club has held this rally at Beaulieu!
Launched in 1922, the Austin 7 became one of the most popular cars ever built and today there are many people who remember their parents and grandparents owning one. Affordable, easy to maintain and amazingly reliable, some 290,000 saloon cars, tourers, sports cars, and vans had been built by the time production ceased in 1939. It really was the ‘motor for the millions’ and today many are in regularly use and still going strong.
The 2012 National Rally will be an extra special event for owners and visitors, with static displays, autotests, trade stands and demonstrations. The general public will be made very welcome and can not only watch the Austin 7 events and chat with owners but also visit the wonderful Motor Museum, House and Gardens.
Pic Cap: An Austin 7 saloon at Beaulieu in 2011.
Notes to Editors:
Publications requiring further information or wishing to interview Austin Seven owners in their local areas are invited to contact:
Nick Salmon, Press Officer, 750 Motor Club National Austin Seven Rally 2012. 07831 805455.
The 750 Motor Club was founded in 1939 and was the starting starting point for many a famous career, perhaps most notably that of Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus. The club promotes Austin 7 ownership and events and has held its annual rally at Beaulieu every year for the last 50 years, a record unsurpassed by any other single marque club.
750 Motor Club Ltd. Rose Farm, Upper Street, Oakley, Diss, Norfolk. IP21 4AX