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PostSubject: Haynes Museum, Somerset, UK   Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:21 pm

Having dropped in to the Haynes Museum last Saturday with X9OC chums for a cup of tea at the end of the West Country Rideout, I decided to ride down again and 'do' the museum itself - it's a bare 50 minutes down the road from Salisbury. It's fantastic and well worth at least another visit fairly soon.

The cars are immaculate and the variety astonishing.

There is a small but perfectly formed Motorcycle Gallery which includes a comprehensive collection of Speedway Bikes.

One thing which particularly made me think: A 1931 Duesenberg, bought at the time by the wife of Whitney (of Pratt & Whitney fame) for the huge-at-the-time sum of £15,000 is now worth £8,000,000! In contrast, the 1996 F1 Ferrari driven by Michael Schumacher cost £8,000,000 to build but is now worth only £30,000! The Duesenberg is enormous - Cruella Deville, eat your heart out! :D

The Dues is the one with the man in the maroon jacket standing at the front of it:

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PostSubject: Re: Haynes Museum, Somerset, UK   Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:24 am

Those are some nice photos Mike. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Haynes Museum, Somerset, UK   Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:33 pm

Mike I thought I posted a thank you, and long post yesterday. I think I hit preview instead of send. Embarassed
 I'm not retyping the long post but I am sending you a big thank you for the link. applause
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PostSubject: Re: Haynes Museum, Somerset, UK   Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:07 am

Thanks, Roger.
There but for the grace of God.......! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Haynes Museum, Somerset, UK   Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:59 pm

Mike thanks for posting this it looks brilliant. I have passed it a few times and always meant to go but never have. I think it is a trip that must happen this year!
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PostSubject: Re: Haynes Museum, Somerset, UK   Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:02 pm

It really is worth it.

It's not the cheapest but if you do the 'charity' bit you get unlimited entry for a year.

Shop's good, cafe's good, plenty of level parking and very close to the A303. Smile
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