October 02nd, 2013 | Tags: Coventry, Coventry Transport Museum,

Coventry – the motor city

Britain’s first car was produced in Coventry in 1896, which often leads to the city being considered as the home of the car. Coventry has no fewer than five museums dedicated to the motor. The famous London black cabs were first built here. Also, the infamous scenes of Minis driving around Italian sewers in The Italian Job were filmed here!

The Coventry Transport Museum is home to one of the largest collections of British road transport, with 250 cars, 120 motorcycles and 300 cycles on display, plus over a million archive and ephemera items. The museum is one of the most intriguing spots for any automobile enthusiast to visit on a trip to Coventry. It encompasses much of the historical developments of road travel and celebrates the work of some of the innovators who we must thank for today’s thriving transport technologies. The museum is not just about the past and present of motoring; it also opens the mind to what the future may hold.

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