HRH The Duke of Kent, patron of CSMA Club opened ‘Mud,Track and Tarmac,’ the exhibition celebrating the Club’s 90th anniversary, at the Cotswold Motoring Museum, in Bourton on the Water.
The Duke, escorted by Museum manager Michael Tambini, spent the best part of an hour touring the museum’s extensive collection of motoring artefacts and took a particular interest in the Jaguar XK120 and the Austin 7 Swallow, two of the most beautiful cars in the museum’s collection.
In welcoming the Duke to the Museum, CSMA Club chairman Dave Farris said: “In 1923, Frank Vernon Edwards wanted to share his passion for motoring with his colleagues and as a result our Association was formed.
“90 years later, we’re still a Club run by its members, with a membership services and benefits that likely far exceed Frank’s imagination. We’re probably stronger as an Association than ever before, and we’re really looking forward to our 10thdecade.”
After meeting some of the Museum’s army of volunteers, many of whom visit the Museum every week, the Duke was presented with a commemorative Winged Wheel by volunteer, Arthur Bartlett, who was born in the mill buildings adjoining the museum 82 years ago, and also unveiled a plaque commemorating his visit and the 90th anniversary.