In its ongoing expansion into the classic car industry, Motul UK announced it joined forces with Gloucestershire’s foremost historic motoring centre, the Classic Motor Hub. Situated a couple of miles outside of Bibury, Classic Motor Hub has become a focal point for both four-wheel and two-wheel motoring enthusiasts, its mix of facilities making it a must-visit venue for locals as well as those coming from much further afield.
A HOTSPOT FOR OLDTIMER ENTHUSIASTS
Located on a former WW2 RAF fighter base, the Classic Motor Hub features two hangers of cars on display - all of which are for sale. The site also garages cars for collectors and all of these are serviced by a busy workshop, to which Motul will be supplying lubricants and its whole range of MC Care products.
The brainchild of long time Collector Car authority and former historic vehicle auctioneer, Martin Chisholm, the Classic Motor Hub is home to close on a hundred vehicles and it also houses a café, a store, a racing simulator, a members’ clubroom and a private restaurant - as well as its own sales and administration offices. The décor throughout is an eclectic mix of decades but it is brimming with fascinating photos, posters, signs and memorabilia, which all help to give the Classic Motor Hub a retro feel, very much in keeping with the ethos of the operation.
The Classic Motor Hub draws individual enthusiasts from near and far, but, with a capacity of 250 visiting cars on the site, it is also extremely busy playing host to thousands of motor club members in a wide variety of activities from simple ‘Coffee and Classic” gatherings, through Club Dinners and Treasure Hunts to full blown historic vehicle tours.
Motul UK’s Andy Wait commented:
“Classic Motor Hub is a fascinating concept and as soon as we experienced it first hand, it was something that Motul wanted to be part of. We are really excited to be working with Martin and his team. Classic Motor Hub gives us the opportunity to showcase much of our offer, in person, to thousands of enthusiasts every year. Motul has a long history of innovation in automotive lubricants, having been responsible for the first Multigrade engine oil - Motul Century, the first Semi-Synthetic and first fully Synthetic Motor Oils - Motul Century 2100 and Motul 300V, respectively and with the Classic Motor Hub, Motul's products will be showcased in use at the on-site workshop."
Martin Chisholm, founder of the Classic Motor Hub explains:
“Our workshop handles an incredible variety of cars and Motul’s breadth of range is extremely impressive and its quality is a given. However, Motul brings much more than a supply of lubricant products. They also now have a great range of retro merchandise that I think will sit well in our shop, but more importantly, Motul has a fabulous history and the enthusiasm of those who work for the brand is obvious, and they want to play an active role in our activities, so I think it will all work really well together.”