Wolseleys to tour more than 2000 miles of the UK

| 2 Jul 2012

The Wolseley Register has announced a Jubilee Tour of Britain from 4 – 20 August to support the future of Nuffield Place – the former home of Lord Nuffield, was one of the founders of the British motor industry and later owned Wolseley.

The building was recently saved by the National Trust, but the club is planning a fund-raising tour of National Trust properties to guarantee its long-term future.

Nine Wolseleys – including Lord Nuffield’s 137 25 Drophead Coupé – will take part in the trip, which departs from Nuffield Place and plans to travel to around 14 sites in England and Scotland.

Geoff Craggs of the Wolseley Register said: “Given the important role that Lord Nuffield played in the fledgling British motor industry and also in the preservation of the Wolseley marque, we thought it appropriate to help the National Trust secure the future of his home. It was William Morris who purchased Wolseley Motors Ltd in 1927 from the receivers to ensure the name survived and he only ever drove Wolseleys himself.”

Other owners can join the tour for different sections of the route. For more information visit the club’s website.