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Many hours of hard work restored the car to its former glory.

Many hours of hard work restored the car to its former glory.

Good feature in the Burton Mail on hard work of some of the volunteers at the National Brewing Centre –

A group known as the ‘Vehicle Volunteers’, based at the National Brewery Centre, in Horninglow Street, Burton, got their hands dirty and restored the 1919 Ford Model T back to working order. The engine was found in pieces in a workshop so the first task was to re-assemble it and restore it so the car would start. It took a few expert tweaks but it was not long before the car was able to driven around the centre’s yard. The volunteers then moved on to the challenge of repainting the vehicle, eventually deciding on an eye catching shade of red with a hint of orange. A missing headlight was needed during the restoration work and had to be purchased and shipped all the way from America before the interior and electrics were fixed, connected and tested. The windscreen frame then had to be fixed and restored before a new piece of glass was fitted. It is now hoped that the car’s owner, Carlsberg UK, will send representatives to test drive the restored car in the spring.

Go to the Burton Mail article to see a picture of the restored vehicle – or come and see it at the museum.

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