Motor Museum’s evening talks

Although not all of the evening talks at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu are focused on powered two-wheelers, most of the talks will be of interest to anyone who likes internal combustion engines and travel, or both.

Two of the talks lined up for this spring could be of interest to the average OBM reader (although most of our readers are, of course, far above average), the first being one by author and journalist Steph Jeavons, talking about leading the first ever all-female riding group from Kathmandu to Mount Everest Base Camp (as pictured below).

Hear how Girls on Top was an incredible journey filled with highs and lows, as the bikers battled with extreme weather conditions, injuries and altitude sickness, before reaching their destination. This evening, on Saturday, March 21, includes exclusive access to the National Motor Museum from 6pm.


A second, entitled The Petroliana Experience, looks into the world of automobile paraphernalia, and the world of vintage petrol pumps, period garage equipment, advertising artwork and other sought-after collectables from the golden age of motoring.

It’s presented by Alan Chandler, a gent with a collection of almost 4000 items, having travelled the world in search of elusive petroliana of yesteryear, as well as writing four books as an expert on the subject. This talk will be held on Saturday, April 18.

All of the talks will take place at 7.30pm in the Lecture Theatre of the National Motor Museum’s Collections Centre.


Tickets are £10 (or £7.50 for Friends of the National Motor Museum Trust) which are available from Theresa Browning at or 01590 614792. All profits help support the National Motor Museum Trust.

For more information about membership of the Friends of the National Motor Museum Trust see

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