Cars of the Stars Motor Museum

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

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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. The museum opened in 1989 and closed in 2011. 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]

Nearly all of the vehicles were 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 Miami Auto Museum.[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 museum's collection was relocated to the United States.

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. Archived from the original on 7 November 2015. 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.