Gordon Murray cars 50th anniversary exhibition | CAR Magazine

New exhibition marks half a century of Gordon Murray cars

Published: 31 July 2017

► New Gordon Murray exhibition
► Marks 50 years of cars and design
► Brings F1 and road cars together 

Fans of prolific automotive engineering guru Gordon Murray rejoice! A new exhibition opening this autumn celebrates half a century of his motoring achievements.

From seminal McLaren F1 to Brabham and McLaren grand prix racers, the show will gather 40 of Murray’s most famous vehicle designs in one place for the first time.

Sounds great! Who’s arranging the Gordon Murray show?

His own design agency, Gordon Murray Design, is pulling the show together, at a new facility near its Dunsfold base in Surrey. The cars are being borrowed from owners, manufacturers and museums specially for the exhibition which will last a week.

And he’s promising to announce ‘exciting news about an all-new, groundbreaking vehicle’ at the event. Is this the hypercar he’s been dreaming up for the past decade? We do hope so…

Gordon Murray designing his next masterpiece

The exhibition will be open to the public through an online tour.

So I can’t visit the exhibition after all?

Nope. It’s ‘invitation only’, sadly. Which is a shame, as they’re promising to gather ‘Brabham and McLaren Formula 1 cars, McLaren supercars, lightweight concepts, one-off specials and city cars.’

His oeuvre is nothing if not eclectic… 

By Tim Pollard

Group digital editorial director, car news magnet, crafter of words