Cars of the Stars Motor Museum

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 54°36′04″N 3°08′10″W / 54.601°N 3.136°W / 54.601; -3.136

Cars of the Stars Motor Museum Logo

The Cars of the Stars Motor Museum was in the English town of Keswick, Cumbria, and owned a collection of celebrity television and film vehicles. On 8 May 2011, the attraction closed, with a message on the museum website stating "...check the website for details of the relocation of the vehicles to a new location shortly..." The sister site The Bond Museum in Keswick, with its over 30 original screen cars from the James Bond films, also closed at the same time.[1] Briefly afterwards it became known that nearly all of the vehicles had been sold to the American collector Michael Dezer.[2] He relocated the collection to America, where he used it to establish a permanent Cars of the Stars exhibition at his Auto Museum in Miami.[3]

History[edit]

In 1982 the museum's founder, Peter Nelson, was approached for use of his MG TC in "The Spoils of War" television production. As a result, he formulated the idea of starting a motor museum with a focus on television and film-based vehicles. The Royal Oak Garage in central Keswick was purchased and refurbished to house the collection.

The museum opened to the public on 1 May 1989 and closed in May 2011.[4]

The collection[edit]

The collection included:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Bond Museum in Keswick closes its doors, collection moving to Miami". Bond News. 8 May 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Palm Beach Driving Club Founder Purchases The Cars of the Stars Museum Automobile Collection; Relocates 100 Cars to Miami". Club News. Palm Beach Driving Club. 30 June 2011. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hollywood Cars of the Stars at Miami's Auto Museum". web page. Miami's Auto Museum at the Dezer Collection. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lake District's Bond Museum and Cars of the Stars close". BBC News. BBC. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Davies, Hunter (16 July 2010). "Cars of the Stars, Keswick". Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  6. ^ eucharisto deo (7 April 2009). "Bond's AMC Matador - the car that flies! Copyright:'The Bond Museum', Keswick. Taken with permission.". flickr. Retrieved 26 January 2014.