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Lanchester Archive showcases restoration skills

Friday, 2 September 2022 at 8:00:00 UTC


Al Suttie

Unique chance to meet restoration experts and skills providers

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The Lanchester Archive based at Coventry University is holding a unique event to show off the restoration skills and heritage skills providers on 11 September.

Run alongside the Coventry Moto Fest, the Lanchester Archive is putting on a display to highlight the skills, knowledge and engineering that has helped preserve its cars. It is also a chance for organisations and training providers to demonstrate what they offer.

Coventry-made cars will be on display that have been restored, renovated and repaired. Their owners, mechanics, engineers and students that have worked on them will also be on hand to share their fascinating stories.

The event will run from 11am to 4pm in Sunday 11 September at the Lanchester Library, Coventry University, Gosford Street, Coventry.

Among the exhibits will be one of the Archive’s most recent additions to its collection with a fully operational 1932 Lanchester 15/18, one of only sixteen in the world that are known to be still in the use today.

Paul Nolan, Outreach Worker for the Lanchester Archive based at Coventry University’s Frederick Lanchester Building, said: ‘We hold the largest archive collection in the world dedicated to British engineer, physicist, mathematician, and entrepreneur Frederick Lanchester.

‘The project has created a space where you can view part of the collection, sit inside a Lanchester car, and explore displays giving interpretations of his creations and how they still influence modern technologies.’

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