At the Heritage Motor Centre, the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust tells the story of the motor industry in Britain, through its collection of cars, artefacts and an extensive archive. Its modest Art Collection depicts motoring pioneers, such as William Morris and Herbert Austin, as well as other scenes from the industry. The motor car gave rise to one of Britain’s most important modern day industries. The large corporations involved liked to celebrate their products, people and achievements. As a result, many boardrooms were adorned with portraits of directors and paintings of notable events in each firm’s history. The majority of the Trust’s artworks have been collected directly from those companies. The Trust’s collection predominates with 20th-century painters, several known for their portrait work. More specialised works include those by motoring and aviation artists Roy Nockolds and Frank Wootton, whilst a small caricature of Herbert Austin by the American Walter Satterlee (known as Sphinx) provides an interesting contrast to the standard portrait.