Saturday, June 04, 2005

Millbrook Vehicle Proving Ground, Bedfordshire

In the mid 1960s Vauxhall Motors and Bedford decided that whilst the new and almost deserted M1 motorway close to Luton presented some good testing opportunities a better policy for future vehicle development was to build a dedicated Proving Ground.

A task force scoured the UK for a suitable site with the pre-requisite of being both flat and hilly thus ruling out many former airfields. The Millbrook site was located and a clone of the North American General Motors Proving Grounds was designed and built in Bedforshire.
Millbrook Proving Ground Aerial Photo
Half Day Off Road


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