Owners of classic and performance cars, motorbikes and light commercials were invited to one of the north’s leading heritage attractions, our member, the Lakeland Motor Museum for the first ‘Drive & Ride In Day’ of 2019.
Around 150 vehicles attended on April 14 at Backbarrow. Drivers were able to show off their pride and joy to visitors and other vehicle owners in one of the site’s car parks.
Previous similar events have regularly attracted classic cars and motorcycles from right across the north of England. Once again, a special trophy was awarded to the owner of the vehicle judged the most interesting and unique.
This year, Furness man Peter Walker was declared the winner, for his American 1939 Ford 85 Bullnose ¾ tonne truck and was awarded the “Best of Boxing Day” trophy, created from a Hohm engine cutaway.
The museum’s operations manager Chris Lowe says, “Days like this are absolutely perfect for both enthusiasts and the more casual admirers of classic and interesting looking vehicles. The car park here at the Lakeland Motor Museum has been transformed into something very special.”
If you are interested in paying the Lakeland Motor Museum a visit during your Lake District break, all year round the museum is home to a unique collection of 30,000 exhibits, including well over 150 classic cars and motorbikes and a variety of other artefacts.
On April 28 the museum will also welcome participants of the annual FBHVC Drive It Day, a national event where the use of heritage vehicles is promoted. Several car clubs are expected to call in at the museum as part of a tour of the surrounding countryside.
To find out more about the museum, the upcoming FBHVC Drive It Day or book tickets, visit their website.