De Dion Bouton Club UK
The Complete Marque Club
The De Dion Bouton Club UK re-
Originally held exactly 120 years ago and opening on 9th May 1896, it was brought back to Imperial College, Kensington, on the same site as it was held in 1896, then known as The Imperial Institute.
Harry Lawson's nascent Motor Car Club, famously known as the instigator of the Emancipation Run -
Event Director Nick Pellett said "Imperial College have been very exciting partners to work with on this seminal exhibition. I am delighted that this world famous institution, the home of ground breaking research, and with their long history of engineering innovation, has taken on board the significance of the original "Horseless Carriage Exhibition" and worked hard with us to showcase what is clearly one of the great landmarks in British motoring history, for so long forgotten.
Inside the main Exhibition Road entrance to College the Club exhibited stunning rare and original images of motoring in 1896. Beneath the images were some of the earliest, primitive motor vehicles from the dawn of motoring in a static exhibition.
Outside in Exhibition Road itself a second exhibition -
A unique and unprecedented retrospective, DDBUK and Imperial College welcomed some 15,000 visitors from across the world -
A detailed programme is available to purchase and in addition the original 1896 programme has also been reproduced.
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Significantly, De Dion Bouton is extremely relevant here -
To contact the organisers please use this link
Please also follow this link to the Imperial College event website
Programmes for the event and reproductions of the original 1896 are available for purchase here.