Keeping history public

by James Blunden in Bishops Cleeve, England, United Kingdom

Keeping history public
Not quite
Unfortunately this project was not successful.

Preventing classic vehicles being stored in private collections away from the public, after covid has caused chaos for heritage museums.

by James Blunden in Bishops Cleeve, England, United Kingdom

Growing up in a council estate in Birmingham, I lost my mother to alcohol poisoning at a at a young age, and began falling in with bad crowds angry at the world.

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A few brighter moments were attending car shows and motoring museums with my dad, my dad as he spent a large amount of time working trying to support two children, but it was those few occasions where I got to spend quality time with him, this is where my passion for classic motoring began and led me on the path that I am on today.

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With Covid taking an even tighter grip on the world, Many historic motoring museums are being forced to sell off display vehicles, which are most likely going to be kept in private collections.

Watching this from the side lines feeling helpless, these are what kept myself on the straight and narrow even when life got the better of me.

This is where the idea for Cotswold classic performance began, I want to create a experience for people showing them the joys of classic cars and assisting with classic vehicle ownership, instead of hiding these vehicles away. 

I'm looking to create a community focusing around classic vehicle enthusiasts, that welcomes people not matter thier standing. hosting social events and training days to teach people about vehicle maintenance and vehicle care, as well as special events working along side charity's such as Winston's wish, age UK, and help for heroes to raise awareness and funds for there causes.

Starting small we are looking to purchase a couple of vehicles for restoration and from that creating content to share with the world, hopefully inspiring the next generation of engineers and technicians, also these will be used to demonstrate our skill set and bring in new clients from this we would hope to move into bigger premises and begin development of a collection of cars and motorcycles to centre the social side around. 

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This will also allow for a research and development side of the business, producing parts and products to help owners keep their classics on the road.

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It will be with your help that we keep motoring history available to the public and not hidden away in private collections.

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