Vintage vehicles will be pulling up at Bantock House Museum later this month for an annual rally celebrating classic cars built in Wolverhampton.

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The Turner sports cars were built locally between 1955 and 1966. Jack Turner (1916 to 2011) initially created a few bespoke chassis at his family home before opening a factory in Merridale Street which later moved to Pendeford Airport.

Turner sports cars were lightweight with a good power to weight ratio, and renowned for their great handling both on the road and the race track.

The last production cars built in Wolverhampton, around 670 Turners were made in total and some of them will make their annual pilgrimage to Bantock House Museum on Sunday 23 August, 2015.

Organiser Brian Shaw said: "We have been coming to Bantock House Museum since 2005, and get to meet many local people interested in the history of Turner sports cars, as well as a number of former employees of the company living in and around Wolverhampton.

"It still amazes me how many people are not aware that these fabulous vehicles were built locally."

As well as the chance to see the vehicles themselves, visitors can also see a display about the history of the company put together by Mr Shaw, and a film show compiled by former employee Ken Robbins.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "We're delighted to welcome the Turner sports car enthusiasts back to Bantock House Museum for the 10th year running.

"This is a great chance for visitors to find out more about an historic Wolverhampton company which had a major part to play in our city's proud manufacturing past."

  • released: Monday 10 August, 2015