MOTORING enthusiasts from around Bromsgrove are being invited to come along to Avoncroft Museum of Buildings this weekend to take a close up look at some fine examples of the region’s motoring heritage.

More than 100 classic Austin cars will be on display at the museum as part of a rally organised by members of the Austin Register and the Austin Seven Club.

The Austin car, which was renowned for its innovation and design and became an icon of British engineering, was built in nearby Longbridge, and its creator Herbert Austin lived nearby for 31 years until his death in 1941.

Owners will be bringing their cars from the golden years of motoring from 1900 to the 1940s, and visitors will be able to get up close to them, as well as having the opportunity to chat with the proud owners.

Visitors to the rally will also be able to stroll around the Museum’s 19 acre grounds and step into the collection of 30 historic buildings.

Gates open at 10.30am on Sunday, June 29. Admission is £8.80 for adults, £7.70 for seniors, and £4.50 for children. Avoncroft Museum members can enter for free. For more information, visit