Herald - Issue 452

Page 70 • The HERALD • 25th January 2024 v WE’VE BEEN YOUR LOCAL SINCE 1994 v • Latest 4-Wheel Computerised Wheel Alignment • FREE Wheel Alignment Check with Service • FREE Local Collection & Delivery BOOK ONLINE H Clutches H Diagnostics H Air Conditioning H 4 Wheel Alignment H H Cambelts H Service to Manufacturers Specification on all makes and models H BADMINSTON GARAGE HYTHE PHONE: 023 8001 9090 • EMAIL: mhbgarage100@gmail.com Web: badminstonsgroup.co.uk/hythe • F badminstonsofhythe 50 SHORE ROAD, HYTHE SO45 6GJ MOT & SERVICE CENTRE for Cars, Motorcycles, Vans and Motorhomes Land Speed Sunbeam 1000hp Restoration Reaches Fundraising Milestone at National Motor Museum The National Motor Museum in Beaulieu has reached the £50,000 mark with its Sunbeam 1000hp restoration campaign. e Museum is now appealing for more support to get the restoration to the next step in the goal of hearing its engines roar again, and raising £300k to restore the World Land Speed record car and taking it to Daytona in the USA for the centenary of its record-breaking 200 mph attempt in 2027. Visitors to Beaulieu can currently see the exposed chassis on show in the National Motor Museum, and on the 27th January a special talk at Beaulieu will see the Museum’s Manager and Chief Engineer Doug Hill and Senior Engineer Ian Stan eld talk about the e orts to restore the impressive car. e evening will have a special guest appearance from land speed record holder Richard Noble. Proceeds from the Transport Torque evening will go to the Sunbeam 1000hp restoration campaign. e Sunbeam 1000hp Restoration Campaign was launched with Hampshire-based Brookspeed Automotive in March. To help raise the pro le of the vehicle’s centenary celebrations and fundraising campaign – through individual donations and corporate sponsorship – there are plans to take it to Europe and on tour to motoring museums across America. Opportunities will also be o ered for schools, colleges, and universities to get involved with STEM workshops and activities. e Sunbeam’s two 22.5 litre engines, which each produced 435bhp, have not run since before World War II more than 80 years ago – a er corrosion attacked internal workings. With painstaking rebuilding, using specialist knowledge and bespoke parts, National Motor Museum engineers will recapture the sounds, sights and smells of this ground-breaking machine and help to preserve it for future generations. Designed and built solely to break the 200mph barrier, this immensely powerful machine was driven by Major Henry Segrave to become the fastest car in the world. e Museum’s Michelle Kirwan says, “Funds are now needed to gear up a level to complete the second engine build and ultimately the full restoration. Donations for the Sunbeam 1000hp Restoration Campaign can be made online. Sponsors and corporate donors who would like to be associated with the campaign are urged to get in touch with the Museum’s Development team.” For further information and a link to donate to the campaign please visit: https://nationalmotormuseum. org.uk/sunbeam-1000hp-restoration-campaign/ and tickets for the Restoring the Sunbeam 1000hp Transport Torque evening of the 27th January are available at https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/ restoring-land-speed-transport-torques/ The Sunbeam 1000hp land speed vehicle being restored at Beaulieu FRENCH MACARONS Holbury Manor WI is a friendly group that meets on the third Monday of the month at Good Shepherd Church Hall, Holbury at 7.30pm. eir next meeting is on Monday 26th February when Debbie Towlson will be demonstrating how to make French macarons. Followed on Monday 25th March for their 12th birthday so a birthday party evening! On Monday 22nd April when Andy Skinner will be returning to present a talk on the conspiracy theories surrounding the sinking of the Titanic. On Monday 20th May for their AGM and time to elect a new committee for the group. Visitors are always welcome to go along to see (and hear) what they do and what being in the WI is all about! Please contact: holburysec@hampshirewi.org. uk for more details, or do go along to a meeting. Hythe Community Centre in Brinton Lane, o Jones Lane has opened the doors to a new group meeting on the second and fourth Thursday of the month for a games a ernoon from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Entry is £2 including a cup of tea and a piece of cake. e Centre has a selection of games which have proved very popular. Or if you have a game at home that you would like to play you can take it along and nd others to play the game with you. Games Afternoons