- Boundless member exclusive! Open to members only
- Expert talks by people that have helped shaped the motor industry
- Private tour of the British Motor Museum
- Drinks reception in the company of some of the world’s most iconic cars
- Three-course dinner with wine
- Tickets £99pp
What makes an icon? Is it all about ground-breaking design, engineering prowess and international acclaim, or is it as simple as looking good for the camera? How do cars secure their place in history?
This year, Boundless will be celebrating the top 100 motoring icons, both in the March/April issue of boundless magazine – where you can read the full countdown – and at a glittering event at the British Motor Museum, where you can get up-close and personal with some of the marques on the list.
Join us in September for an exclusive gala dinner at the home of the world’s largest collection of historic British vehicles, where we will take an in-depth look at the cars that beat the others to pole position to take the title of ‘most iconic car’. Throughout the night, we will also conduct our own poll to see if we agree with the experts’ choices.
And it’s going to be an evening to remember. First off, we’ll get into gear with a drinks reception in the company of some of the most important vehicles ever to have rolled off the production line – from the Rolls-Royce Phantom and Aston Martin DB7 to the first Mini ever built and the memorable Sinclair C5. Will any of these be the one to take top spot?
Dinner will then be served in the museum’s state-of-the-art conference facility, where you’ll enjoy a fabulous three-course meal with wine, to the sound of live music.
During your meal, specially invited guests from the motor industry will talk about the beauty, personality and engineering behind the world’s best cars and what makes us fall in love with them. The panel will take questions and then everyone in the room will have the chance to vote on which car they think should win the ultimate accolade. More information on speakers will be released shortly.
Boundless has been organising celebration dinners since 2017 – from Concorde and Moon Landings to Formula F1 and The Vulcan. They are incredibly popular and always sell out so make sure you get your ticket well in advance.
There will be lots of great motoring prizes to win on the night, and professional photographers will be on hand throughout the evening to capture the best moments for you, your family and friends. All photos will be available for you to download free of charge after the event.
Our Host for the Evening – Dan Read
Boundless are delighted to introduce our host for the evening – traveller, writer, photographer and TV producer Dan Read.
If you’re interested in motoring and travel, you can’t fail to have seen Dan’s work. He’s written for publications including BBC Top Gear, tech journal T3 and, of course, Boundless magazine. He’s no stranger to TV either, having produced films for the BBC’s most popular prime-time car shows and online.
Dan has interviewed the most influential people in the motoring industry and has written about vehicles from amphibious land rovers, tanks and lunar landing vehicles to supercars and classics.
He gets around, too, and has written articles about the crazy world of being a cabbie in Tokyo, driving a Porsche up (yes, up) a ski slope and stargazing in California’s Death Valley.
Speaker – Vicki Butler-Henderson. Presenter Fifth Gear
Vicky Butler-Henderson loves cars. Driving them, racing them, talking about them. Her broadcasting career has included winning 2010’s Broadcast Journalist of the Year, presenting the BBC’s Top Gear and launching Channel 5’s Fifth Gear with Tiff Needell and Quentin Willson. In 2020 she is presenting her brand-new classic-car programme on ITV4 and she contributes to countless publications, including, of course, our very own Boundless magazine.
You just can’t keep her out of the driving seat – at 12 she was racing go-karts and driving anything that moved on the family farm. By the age of 17 she had a weekend job as a racing instructor at Silverstone and was driving in the Formula First single-seater championship. Since then, she’s raced a whole starting-grid’s worth of different cars – perhaps her most notable achievement being the first woman to win a Maserati race in the history of the marque, in the Maserati Trofeo support race at 2004’s British Grand Prix. She’s won trophies at Silverstone and Brands Hatch and come out on top in endurance challenges.
F1 cars, racing lorries, a jet fighter – she’s put them all through their paces over the years. Clearly, there isn’t much Vicky doesn’t know about cars, and she’ll be sharing her stories with us on the night
If you upload any of your own pictures to social media, be sure to use the hashtag #bemoreboundless for a chance to be featured on our pages.
Tickets will be available from Boundless until Monday 7 September at 9am – these are only available in advance and cannot be bought on the day of the event.
By buying tickets, you are consenting to having your photo taken and these images used on any of our marketing platforms. If you don’t wish to have your photo taken or appear on our website or social pages, please let us know when you arrive and we’ll make sure arrangements are made.
This is a member-only event. Not yet a Boundless member? Join today for £28 a year to book your tickets for this exciting event.
British Motor Museum, Banbury Rd, Gaydon, Warwick CV35 0BJ
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In 2020 Boundless will be celebrating the top 100 iconic cars that helped change the landscape of motoring. Boundless will be bringing this to life in a gala dinner evening at the British Motor Museum, home of the world’s largest collection of historic British cars.
How can I get there?A
The British Motor Museum is five minutes from Junction 12 of the M40, on the B4100 near the village of Gaydon. Leave the M40 at Junction 12 and turn left, following the brown Motor Museum signs. Continue for approximately one mile and the entrance to the British Motor Museum will be on your left.
If you’re using your Sat Nav, entering the British Motor Museum will give you more accurate directions than the postcode. There will be plenty of free parking at the museum for this event.
What are the meal options, and what if I have any special dietary requirements?A
There’s a choice of two starters, two main courses and two desserts.
- Prosciutto with bocconcini, plum tomato and basil salad, aged balsamic and olive oil (GF)
- Twice-baked goat’s cheese and red onion soufflé with caramelised apple and walnut salad (V)
- Slow-cooked feather blade of beef in a rich burgundy sauce, baby onions, mushrooms and smoked bacon (GF)
- Chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables and halloumi with a sweet pepper dressing (V)
- Rich chocolate tart, salted caramel ice cream and a roasted pistachio Crème Anglaise
- Sticky toffee pudding and toffee sauce with caramelised bananas
We’ll ask you to make your menu selection when you book and you’ll also be able to tell us about any special dietary requirements. Please note that meal choices cannot be changed on the night.
What refreshments do I get with my ticket?A
Your table will be served with red and white wine throughout your meal. Sparkling and still water will also be available. Should you wish to buy additional drinks, the venue will be operating a cash bar.
Are there any age restrictions?A
All ticket holders to this event must be aged 18 or over.
What is the dress code for the event?A
As this is an evening dinner event we ask guests to dress accordingly – we advise smart casual clothing.
I have a friend or family member who wants to come as well.A
Great, bring them along!
How and when will I get my tickets?A
When you purchase your tickets you will receive a confirmation email with an e-ticket attached. Please print this e-ticket out or show it on your phone when you arrive on the night. The Boundless reception will be clearly signposted.
What time does this event start and end?A
The evening will run from 6.30 – 11pm on Thursday 17 September
What is your refund policy?A
Once you have purchased your event tickets they are non-refundable. This is because we have a very limited number of tickets and we may not be able to reallocate them. Tickets may be transferred to your friends or family but please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know of any changes.
How accessible is the site for people with mobility difficulties?A
The British Motor Museum is a fully accessible, wheelchair-friendly site.
I don’t have an email address or credit card. Can I pay by cheque?A
Yes. If you would rather pay by cheque, contact our membership team on 0800 669944. Please note that you will not receive your ticket until your cheque has been received and payment has cleared. If we do not receive your cheque within 14 days of placing your order, your ticket will be cancelled and you will be notified. Telephone bookings will close 21 days before the event takes place.