The Ferrari F40 was the fastest and most expensive Ferrari of its time and was the first road-legal production car to break the 200mph barrier, while the Porsche 911 has been in production since 1963, making it one of the Cars of the 20th Century and one of only two cars in history to have remained in continuous production for more than 50 years. The Turbo derivative of the 911 was the first commercially successful turbo performance car, becoming an instant automotive icon and led to the universal acceptance of the turbo as a way of boosting performance.
|Original Range Rover|
The Trailblazing Cars of the World display will showcase a line up of these and many other of the most pioneering and iconic cars of the past 70 years, and is open to the public as a free live show from 1pm on Saturday the 20th June 2015 on Millennium Place outside the Museum. Visitors will also be able to enjoy live-action stunts from Terry Grant, who holds over 20 World Records and is known as one of the greatest performers in the industry.
The red carpet will be rolled out to celebrate the unique Car Catwalk, presented by petrolhead duo Harry Metcalfe, EVO magazine and Harry’s Garage founder, and television presenter Amanda Stretton.
Culture Coventry chief executive Gary Hall says: “The Trailblazing Cars of the World line-up is one of the highlights of the re-launch celebrations following the Museum’s £9.5m Redevelopment. We’ve been really excited to be able to name just some of the cars that will be on display – many of which were made here in Coventry.
“Saturday should be a fantastic day with stunts from Terry Grant right here in the square and the Trailblazing Cars of the World catwalk – and best of all, it’s free! We want to see as many faces as possible – old and new – to celebrate Coventry’s rich transport heritage on display both inside and outside the Museum.”
Full details at www.transport-museum.com.
Coventry Transport Museum’s redevelopment project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, Garfield Weston, as well as Biffa Award and WREN via the Landfill Communities Fund, and Arts Council England.