Classic car gift marks new motoring partnership - The Leamington Observer

Classic car gift marks new motoring partnership

Leamington Editorial 8th Jul, 2023   0

A CLASSIC car has joined the collection at the British Motor Museum as part of a new Partnership.

The Gaydon museum has been gifted a Singer Le Mans to mark a team-up with The Patrick Foundation.

Both charities can trace their roots directly to the car-building heritage of the Midlands and both are dedicated to preserving the legacy of the motor industry in Britain.

Stephen Laing, head of collections at the British Motor Museum, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that The Patrick Foundation has chosen to donate the Singer Le Mans to the Trust.

“Inspired by Singer’s success at the great race, the nippy Le Mans model, with its trim styling, looked the part. Embodying the spirit of the 1930s small British sports car, it’s a perfect fit for our collection.

Julian Pritchard is the grandson of the original owner, Joseph Patrick, and one of the trustees of The Patrick Foundation today.

He said: “To see my grandfather’s car, Chassis Number 1, which he so successfully competed in during the 1930s, being displayed within the fantastic surroundings of the British Motor Museum, is a real treat and something, as a family, we’re immensely proud to be able to facilitate.”

In addition to the gift of the car itself, The Patrick Foundation has pledged significant funding for a number of upcoming projects.

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