Museum’s British Leyland certificate program nearing milestone

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Premier Heritage Certificate is prize in museum's contest for owners of British Leyland vehicles | British Motor Museum photo
Premier Heritage Certificate is prize in museum’s contest for owners of British Leyland vehicles | British Motor Museum photo

So there are the Marti Report, Ferrari Classiche, the Shelby Register,  etc., and for those who own vehicles produced by British Leyland, there’s the Heritage Certificate.

For more than 35 years, the British Motor Museum has been in charge of certifying British Leyland products, and reports it is quickly approaching its 100,000 such documentation, which includes vehicle details as recorded in the original factory ledgers.

If you own such a vehicle, you can apply online, and the museum offers to enhance your documentation by including a photograph, technical specifications or even a heritage document wallet.

To celebrate the 100,000-certificate milestone, the museum is staging a contest that will award a Premier Heritage Certificate as well as a one-year family pass to the museum, which is located in Gaydon, Warwickshire.

Entries are restricted to those who own British Leyland vehicles, but if you do, you can enter at the archive competition website.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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