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The Coventry Transport Museum, Coventry, England

May 7th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Coventry Transport Museum (formerly known as the Museum of British Road Transport) is a major motor museum, located in Coventry, England. It houses the most extensive collection of British-made road transport in the world.

There are more than 240 cars and commercial vehicles, 100 motorcycles, 200 bicycles.

The most notable exhibits in the museum are Thrust2 and ThrustSSC, the British jet cars which broke the land speed record in 1983 and 1997 respectively.

Many "conventional" cars are also on display, including an Austin Allegro, Austin Metro, Ford Escort MK2, Hillman Imp, Peugeot 206 and Peugeot 405.

The museum is located in Coventry as the city was previously the centre of the British car industry, although most of the city's car factories have now closed.

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The National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, England

May 5th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, England holds the national motorcycle collection.

It opened in October 1984 but was severely damaged by fire on 16 September 2003 with the loss of 400 motorcycles. It was rebuilt and opened again on 1 December 2004.

In addition to over 650 motorcycles which cover sixty years of UK manufacture the site has conference facilities. Its main entrance is from the roundabout situated at the junction of the A45 and the M42.

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Fort Dunlop, Birmingham, England

May 5th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Fort Dunlop is the common name of the original tyre factory and head office of Dunlop Rubber in the Erdington district of Birmingham, England. It was established in 1917 and by 1954, the entire factory area employed 10,000 workers. At one time it was the world's largest factory, when it employed 3,200 workers.

Fort Dunlop is a landmark building next to the M6 motorway, near to junction 5. It is a Grade A locally listed building.

Dunlop Tyres now occupies a small part of the original factory area.

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Jaguar S-type factory, Birmingham, England

May 5th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Jaguar S-type factory in Birmingham in England.

This is the major Jaguar S-type factory. The S-type model is manufactured here however the latest model released by the company will be manufactured here. In the second world war, Spitfire fighter planes were manufactured here.

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Land Rover Car Plant, Solihull, England

May 5th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Land Rover Car Plant in Solihull near Birmingham in England.

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Mercedes-Benz Factory, Fellbach, Germany

February 4th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Mercedes-Benz Factory in Fellbach, Germany.

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The Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire, England

February 4th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Heritage Motor Centre is located at Gaydon in Warwickshire, England. The centre is open to the public, and houses a collection of important vehicles, celebrating Britain's motoring heritage.

The collection now cared for by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust was developed in the 1970's when a new division of the British Leyland organisation was formed to preserve and manage the company's collection of historic vehicles. In 1979 the company became BL Heritage Limited, adopting a new headquarters at Studley, Warwickshire. Two years later, a museum was opend at the London Transport Museum's former home of Syon Park, west of London, were some 100 vehicles from the collection were put on display.

During the early 1980s closer ties were made with other British motor manufacturers. In 1983, the collection was granted charitable status and became the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, and although there were now several manufacturers involved, the collection still carried a large bias towards former British Leyland companies. Austin-Rover continued as the primary backer of the Trust, and gradually the other companies withdrew their support. Meanwhile, the collection continued to grow.

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Statoil gas station, Kielce, Poland

January 15th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Statoil gas station in Kielce, Poland.

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