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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.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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