to Bradworthy Transport Museum
and to the Ken Wilson Collection
local garage owner said, without any encouragement I might add, "Best
Private Collection" and yes, this
isn't borrowed, the collection is Ken's, his own special love and
realisation of a dream. Come and share his excitement and
comprises over 100 historic vehicles - lorries, vans, cars, motorcycles,
tractors, farm equipment and military vehicles dating back to 1914,
along with other exhibits and associated memorabilia.
was to open at the beginning of the 2006 season but Ken, being Ken,
had to get it absolutely right and Autumn 2006 was a more realistic
opening time. Since then Ken has welcombed thousands to his prized collection, and shared his experiences as to how he
came to rescue and gave new life to certain vehicles.
from all over have visited and given their seal of approval to this
unique collection. Just to wet your appetite the collection includes
numerous rare vehicles including a right hand drive Canadian Chrysler,
a 1932 Hillman Minx and a 1948 Fordson 7V tipper lorry. Ken has acquired
a 1928 Fiat saloon, a Nuffield tractor, a 1962 350 AJS and a Green
Goddess Fire Engine which is being restored to original specification.
Ken is a very
busy man with a total passion - but to be honest you are very likely
to meet him if you visit - and if you do - well you will be inspired!