Shuttleworth

Not a bad run from Milton Keynes, well sign posted and plenty of parking, a bit expensive at £7.50 for the aircraft museum and £6.00 for the bird sanctuary. If you are a real aircraft enthusiast you may think the price was OK, personally I would have been happier with £3.50 (£5.00 max). I felt sorry for the young lad who could not understand why his farther had changed his mind about going in, the prices must put off a lot of people. To find out more visit www.shuttleworth.org

All that said and done, they did have a small but good display of turn of the century classics.

1898 International Benz two seat dog card by Emile Roger of Paris with a 3,5HP Benz single cylinder engine capable of 22 mph at a price of £320.

1901 Locomobile steam car spindle by Locomobile company of America with a 5,5HP Benz two cylinder steam engine capable of 22 mph at a price of £200.

1902 Baby Peugeot two seat open tourer by SA Automobiles Peugeot with a 15HP 652cc single cylinder engine capable of 28 mph at a price of £195.

1903 De Dietrich type SM four/five seat open tonneau by De Dietrich et Cis with a 24HP four cylinder engine capable of 60 mph at a price of £975.

1903 Richard Brasier four/six seat Limousine by Soclete Anclens Etablissments Georges Richard with a 24HP Benz four cylinder engine capable of 40 mph at a price of £770.

1912 Crossley Model T5 six seat Tourer and RFC Staff Car by Crossley motor company with a 14- 25HP four cylinder engine capable of 50 mph at a price of £575.

1912 Wolseley type M5 Limousine by Wolseley Tool & Motor Car Company Ltd with a 24HP in line six cylinder engine capable of 50 mph at a price of £803.15s.op.

1913 Morris Oxford two seater tourer by WRM motors ltd, Cowley with a 10 HP 1Litre four cylinder T head engine capable of 55 mph at a price of £180.

1925 Ford Model T two seater utility tourer by the Ford Motor Company with a 14HP 2892cc four cylinder side valve engine capable of 50 mph at a price of £250.

1926 Jowett type C Long Four by Jowett Cars Ltd with a 7HP 907cc Horizontal twin water cooled engine capable of 50 mph at a price of £185.

1931 Austin Burnhan four seater saloon by Austin Motor Co Ltd with a 12HP four cylinder in line water cooled engine capable of 65 mph at a price of £288.

1934 Austin Seven open tourer by Austin Motor Co Ltd with a 13HP 747cc four cylinder engine capable of 50 mph at a price of £187.

1937 Fiat Tipo 500A Topolino by Fiat Spa of Turin with a 570cc four cylinder in line engine capable of 50 mph at a price of £120.

1962 RAC Norton ES2 by Norton Motors of Bracebridge street in Birmingham with a 490cc single cylinder four stroke engine capable of 70 mph.