England's National Motor Museum will offers audio greeting cards for the gearhead on your holiday list.
England’s National Motor Museum Trust has created an exclusive range of greetings cards which play recordings of some of the most iconic record breakers, motorcycles and racing cars in its world-famous collection.
Two motorcycles are featured–a 1936 Brough Special “motorcycle combination,” and the legendary 1961 Honda RC162. The 250cc four-cylinder, winner of the ’61 Gran Prix title under non-works rider Mike Hailwood, emits an exceptional high-rpm wail.
Twenty-one vehicles were chosen for their unique engine sounds, which are played as the cards open. The cards, which are available to buy in the Beaulieu attraction gift shop, have been produced with Hampshire Cultural Trust and Really Wild Cards.
Many of the engine sounds were recorded specially for the project and the Motoring Picture Library has provided pictures from its collection to feature on the front of the cards.
The project is part of Hampshire Cultural Trust’s aim to develop opportunities by connecting museums with the creative economy. The cards are also available online at www.reallywildcards.com