This was a 1882 Chelesmore Tricycle which was very popular with the ladies of the time as they could ride it in comfort even wearing their fashionable big long skirts
1934 Triumph Gloria
1929 Singer Junior
350cc Rudge Motorcycle - not a manufacturer I'd heard of before - built in Coventry
1937 Dennis Ace Fire Engine
Field Marshall Montgomery's 1943 Humber staff car - again built in Coventry - used from D-Day to the end of the war and covered over 60,000 in one year
1937 Daimler 'Straight Eight' owned by one of the Ladies in Waiting to the Queen Mother. It had an aluminium body which was unusual at the time
1977 Triumph 2500TC Police Car
and something totally different - a 1960's Indian Rickshaw
My favourite exhibit was this immaculate 1935 SS Airline
Roger's favourite was this "concept" Jaguar - gorgeous
The fastest vehicle in the museum was "Thrust 2" which holds the world land speed record at 633.468 mph set in Black Rock Desert in Nevada in 1983
One exhibit I found particularly interesting was a video display of all the road safety "advertorials" shown on TV. Do you remember this one? It was the "Tufty Club" in the early 1960's and taught road safety to under 5 year olds.
I had a badge and a certificate and remember it well.....now I'm really showing my age
(photo courtesy of Google)
We left Coventry basin after lunch to give a couple of other boats the mooring spots and are now moored in the middle of nowhere. If you ever get the chance to visit Coventry I can definitely recommend it, both for the shopping centre and the museum.