Name The Dummy

Beaulieu's Crash Test Dummy

Being a crash test dummy is not a fun job and Beaulieu’s newest National Motor Museum guide doesn’t even have a name! Now is the time to make your impact by choosing one for him.

We’ve thought about clever suggestions such as SID (Side Impact Dummy) and CRABI (who tested child seats) to popular dummy characters Vince and Larry, whose job was to drive home American road safety messages.

But you can pick one which is even better for Beaulieu’s crash test dummy who sits all day in Driving Change to tell visitors fascinating facts about how safety has evolved with motoring innovations and technology throughout history.

Crash test dummies have played a vital role and helped save thousands of lives since they started work in the Forties. Now even more advanced, they are fitted with hi-tech sensors and some are even part of whole crash test dummy families.

You can learn a lot from a dummy and our addition to Beaulieu is an important part of our new-for-2016 interactive display.

Our dummy deserves a good name and if you come up with the winning entry you will be rewarded with a special pass to come back and visit him at Beaulieu as often as you like throughout the year.

Closing date: Friday 18th March 2016.


The winning name was Buster (Belt up, safe trip every ride) by Lisa Trotter, aged 17, from New Haw, Surrey.

Terms and Conditions

A special pass allows admission for a family of up to two adults and three children and is valid for 2016 for the Beaulieu and Buckler’s Hard attractions. There will be one overall winner selected on behalf of Beaulieu Enterprises Ltd. This decision will be final.