- TITLE: The Living Museum
- RELEASE DATE: 01/01/1961
- SYNOPSIS: This film features the vintage cars that are kept at the Montague Motor Museum in Beaulieu in the New Forest (now known as the National Motor Museum Beaulieu) taking part in the Annual London to Brighton Run and in a vintage car race at Silverstone. A Castrol Film.
- BP ASSET ID: 803428
- VIEWING RESTRICTIONS: Public
- LICENSING RESTRICTIONS: Please note that this film may include footage and/or music sourced from multiple rights holders. For information on re-use of content in a new production, please contact BPVL@bp.com
- PRODUCTION COMPANY: Francis-Montagu Film Productions Ltd.
- COLOUR: Colour
- ALTERNATIVE LANGUAGE NOTES: None
- FORMAT: BetaSP_Small
- SHOTLIST: The film starts with an introduction to some of the cars kept at the museum and shows that they are still in working order. There is footage from inside the museum and the preparations for the run. GVs of the cars starting out on the run as well as footage of all the cars on the run, including Lord Montague himself in a vintage Mercedes. There are some good shots of the cars going past Buckingham Palace and over Westminster Bridge. The oldest car on the run was built in 1896. There is also footage of the cars crossing the finish line with commentary describing them all. The film then cuts to the Silverstone race track and an event for historic racing cars. This features shots of the cars in the paddock and on the grid as well as race footage and commentary.