Unique Star to appear at Black Country Museum

| 11 May 2012

More than 100 locally built motoring marvels will be on show at the Festival of Black Country Vehicles on 29 July.

Taking centre stage will be the museum’s own vintage Star Victoria, which is celebrating its centenary and will be in action at the event. The Victoria body style was only available in 1912 and the car is believed to be the sole survivor. It will be joined by a photo file documenting other Star models.

Also celebrating its 100th year is the former Wolverhampton-based Sunbeam Motorcycles firm. Founder John Marston first built bicycles before moving on to motorbikes and a number of his machines will be in action at the event.

The museum will have all types of vehicles on display, including lorries and buses, and will feature more homegrown names such as AJS, Guy, Jensen and Turner.

Museum curator Janet Small said: "The Black Country Festival is the perfect event to remind people of the important role the region played in vehicle manufacture.

“It is a chance for the museum to highlight lesser known marques such as Bean, Clyno and Briton. For visitors, it is an opportunity to see first hand the wonderful variety of vehicles that the Black Country Living Museum has in its collection."

You can find out more on the museum’s website and save 10% by booking tickets online.