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Classic virgins welcome at motor museum

Published 04 March 2016

A day for ‘classic virgins’ will be held at the British Motor Museum in April. The event is aimed at people considering buyinig and running an old car for the first time.

Experts offer advice on classic car ownership and provide workshop-based sessions on basic car maintenance from 10am until 2pm on 9 April.

Afterwards, there will be a chance to take a free ride a variety of classic cars. The cost is £90 per person and includes lunch and refreshments.

It’s all part of the newly-refurbished motor museum’s programme of events for this spring. Other events include ‘Drawing from Automotive History’, which also takes place on 9 April.

The day is designed to suit pen and ink sketchers from beginner to competent amateur. Attendees will discover a range of techniques for producing a car study from start to finish. The course will cover basic drawing hints and tips, rules of composition, finding a new angle, drawing metal and painted textures such as polished and matt surfaces and individual tuition and pointers designed to improve drawing. It costs £37 per person.

‘Cars through the Lens’ will take place on 16 April from (10am-4pm) with motoring photographer Lara Platman. It will help participants take great photographs cars and learn when and how to use different settings on their camera. Topics covered will include how to control light and composition, the rule of thirds, and perfect angles. It also costs £37 per person.

Pre-booking is essential – for more details, visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk or call  01926 927823.

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