It is planned that an extraordinary collection of cars and historic items will be assembled for display at the Centenary event in July 2022.
The display will be of great interest to all who attend this celebration of 100 years of the Austin 7 and will bring together – almost certainly for the first and last time – a breathtaking and extremely valuable range of vehicles, memorabilia, trophies, artworks and documents representing the history of this diminutive and much loved car.
Items and cars are being requested from far and wide and the organisers will be delighted to hear from anyone who has important or significant Austin 7 vehicles or related objects, and who would consider having them as part of the displays.
Two types of display are being planned.
The first is a collection of cars that will show the extraordinary variety of Production and Sporting forms that have been built since the Austin 7 was launched in July 1922.
Sporting cars of truly historic importance, and production cars of remarkable originality are to be put on display – including some that are rarely, if ever, seen in public.
The second element will be made up of a fascinating range of items drawn from the Association archives, and others from private collections, giving the visitor a close up view of historic and wonderful objects that form an extraordinary record of the Austin 7 – the car and the people associated with it.
Innovative and entertaining ways are being planned to display the collections but one thing is already certain – it will not be a dusty old assortment of artifacts that one might imagine would be brought out for such an event. It will be a truly spellbinding array that will thrill and delight its audience.
The aim of the Archivist is to make visitors gasp with surprise and joy when they see what is on display and we guarantee that it will be a highlight of what promises to be the most memorable week in the 100 year history of the wonderful Austin 7.
The archive display will be open for viewing from the Wednesday of the rally week and will close on the Saturday evening, giving attendees plenty of time to view the displays.