To mark the event, The Guild a chose a very special venue to stage the Guild’s 69th AGM – the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. And, for the first time, members attending were allowed to bring partners – not for the Guild business, but for tours of the Montagu stately home as well as the wonderful motor museum and a delightful lunch, kindly supported by Toyota GB.
Star guests included Murray Walker and Richard Noble. And Toyota/Lexus had also lined up a fantastic range of cars for members to drive after the day’s formal business, including some ‘vintage’ models.
After lunch, Guild guest Richard Noble, project director of BloodhoundSCC and former World Land Speed Record holder, gave a highly entertaining talk, explaining how the supersonic project had developed and the ups and downs experienced along the way.
Members and their partners were given an amusing and insightful tour of the museum’s remarkable collection by Beaulieu’s Andy Wise, including a behind-the-scenes look at the workshops.
After the tour, Murray Walker in the company of honorary member The Lord Montagu, unveiled a new Guild display. The exhibit includes Guild history and other information as well as a number of items presented to The Guild over the years, mainly from drivers voted Guild driver of the year.