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New appointments at the British Motor Museum's historic vehicle workshop‏

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Two time TT Race winner Gary Johnson will again ride for the WK Bikes CFMOTO Factory Team in the Bennetts Lightweight TT race at the 2016 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. This will be the third consecutive year that the Following the opening of the new Collections Centre and the new historic vehicle workshop at the British Motor Museum, the Museum is delighted to announce the promotion of Martin Brown to Head Mechanic and the opportunity for a new skilled mechanic to join the workshop team.

Martin Brown, who joined the team in 2005 as an apprentice has worked his way up over the last 10 years to the position of Head Mechanic. He started at the Museum on a four year City & Guilds apprenticeship, attending college one day a week whilst learning the finer details of historic restoration and maintenance in the workshop at the British Motor Museum. In 2009 he became full time member of staff working alongside Steve Kite, Brian Norwood and workshop Team Leader Paul Gilder.

The Museum, always keen to support young people starting a career in vehicle maintenance, took on another apprentice, Austin Dickson, in 2015. He is completing a four year IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) apprenticeship at Warwickshire College.

Now, following the retirement of Steve Kite after over 25 years of service at the British Motor Museum, there is the opportunity for a skilled mechanic to join the team.

Paul Gilder, workshop Team Leader said “This is a rare opportunity for a skilled mechanic with a sound background in historic car restoration and vehicle maintenance to join our workshop team. We look after over 300 historic British cars dating back to the 1900’s, so it is a varied role with plenty of marques and models to work on.”

The British Motor Museum re-opened to the public in February following a £1.1 refurbishment resulting in a much more visually exciting and immersive display of cars, designed to appeal to both current fans as well as new audiences. The Collections Centre and new workshop also opened on the same date. Supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, Jaguar Land Rover and the Garfield Weston Foundation, as well as the two charitable Trusts involved, the £4m building stores around 250 vehicles from the reserve collections of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and the Jaguar Heritage Trust.

For more information about the new mechanic role visit the current vacancies page on the Museum’s website www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk

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