Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Exhibition charts the history of sports car manufacturers

THE River and Rowing Museum opened its doors again on Monday — just in time to show off a new exhibition which may keep the children entertained during half term.

The exhibition tells the story of British sports car manufacturers Frazer Nash which was founded in 1923.

As well as photographs, trophies and other memorabilia on display, there will also be two real live racing cars made by the company.

The exhibition charts the journey of company founder, Archibald Frazer-Nash, who raced cars and won trophies himself. He later trained army and navy mechanics during the Second World War.

The two historic cars on display in the Lord Kirkham Gallery are the 1951 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica, Sir Stirling Moss’ British Empire Trophy winning car, which is over 60 years old and has a top speed of 120 mph. It is one of only 29 ever made.

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