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Beaulieu hunting out TV star cars

Published 09 December 2013

The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is looking for new vehicles to join its 'On Screen Cars' exhibition. If you own or know of a vehicle that has starred on TV or in film and you would like to see it displayed alongside other cars in the exhibition, then Beaulieu wants to hear from you.

All vehicles which have been on screen are welcome to be put forward for consideration, from TV cop cars, to children’s favourites. Any new vehicles added to the exhibition will be joining a famous cast of vehicles from a number of different television shows and films.

The family of Harry Potter star, Rupert Grint, have loaned the Harry Potter ‘flying’ Ford Anglia for the display, which was used during the making of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.In the film, the enchanted flying car is stolen a number of times by Ron Weasley, on one occasion to rescue his friend Harry Potter from the Dursleys’ house, and on another to return to Hogwarts after the gate to Platform 9¾ is sealed by house elf Dobby.

In real life, the car’s history has been almost as exciting! In 2005 the car was stolen, but was later recovered after being dumped by the thieves, probably due to the media interest surrounding it. The Grint family bought it after this incident and loaned it to Beaulieu for display.

Sharing the spotlight with the Anglia is TV favourite, Mr Bean’s lime green Mini. This particular car was used in the character's third series and made its first television appearance in 1991. Another TV favourite on display is Del Boy’s Trotter Van. Possibly the nation's most famous three-wheel vehicle, this Reliant Supervan (mistakenly referred to as a Robin) featured in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses.

To put a vehicle forward for consideration, please email pr@beaulieu.co.uk or call +44 (0)1590 614603. Visit www.beaulieu.co.uk for more information about the event.

Del Boy Car

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