Supermodel to get in the driver's seat - The Leamington Observer

Supermodel to get in the driver's seat

Leamington Editorial 1st Nov, 2018 Updated: 1st Nov, 2018   0

A SUPERMODEL is jumping behind the wheel of a classic motoring model.

Yasmin Le Bon will drive a 1901 Wolseley from the British Motor Museum collection in Gaydon the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run taking place on Sunday (November 4).

The Wolseley is one of six of the rare models from the museum’s collection taking part in the famous run.

The wife of Duran Duran frontman Simon La Bon visited the museum ahead of the big day for a test run.

Yasmin said: “My father has always loved cars, not only aesthetically and mechanically, but also for the simple reason that cars enable you to go on adventures.”

Other cars taking part from the museum include a 1904 Wolseley which will be driven by Stratford motoring journalist Quentin Willson.

Museum curator Stephen Laing said: “The museum has been delighted to support the run for a number of years enabling celebrities such as Sir Steve Redgrave, Lindsey Russell from Blue Peter and Charley Boorman to drive our cars which are all more than a century old.

“Seeing more than 400 pre-1905 cars take part in the run is an amazing and nostalgic experience.”

The London to Brighton Veteran Run marks the historic day in 1896 when a group of pioneer motorists set out from London towards the seaside, in celebration of the ‘emancipation of the motor car’.

This year the event will support men’s health campaign ‘Movember’.

Visit for more details and for information about the charity campaign.


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