What ten outstanding objects were chosen to illustrate the history of motoring?
Inspired by the 2010 British Museum Exhibition and Radio Four programme which described the history of the world in 100 objects, we’ve sifted through the many thousands of motor related objects in the Museum to compile a list of nine items for the exhibition.
Visitors were invited to select the tenth item to complete the selection – emailing across their choice, or pinning it on a special suggestion board in the Motoring Museum itself – with more than 1,000 visitors taking part. And the winner is…‘Satellite Navigation’, aka Satnav, won by a clear margin, due to its tangible influence and impact on the history of motoring.
Both 'The Impact (of Motoring) on the World Today" and the "History of Motoring in 10 objects" exhibitions were originally accompanied by extensive background information on this website. All of this detail and more has been gathered together into a new eBook that is free to download. As well as the impact that motoring has had on our planet, this eBook looks at the decisions that we as individuals, can take to mitigate that impact, suggesting how the current century of motoring may unfold. The eBook is detailed into 5 sections below - each with a detailed index making it easy to search for your topic of interest.