Owners of classic cars and motorbikes are being invited to share their love of their vehicles with like-minded enthusiasts at one of the north’s leading heritage attractions this December, for the Lakeland Motor Museum’s festive edition of the ever-popular ‘Drive & Ride In Day’.
Based on previous attendance, up to 150 vehicles could attend throughout the day, December 26 at Backbarrow, where drivers will be able to show off their pride and joy while comparing notes with other owners in the main car park.
Previous similar events have regularly attracted more than 100 classic cars and 30 vintage motorcycles from across the north of England. Once again, a special trophy will also be awarded to the owner of the vehicle judged to be the most interesting or unique.
The museum’s operations manager Chris Lowe says, “Days like the one we have planned are absolutely perfect for both enthusiasts and the more casual admirer of classic and interesting looking vehicles. We hope our car park here at the Lakeland Motor Museum will be transformed into something very special this Christmas.”
An open invitation has been issued to owners of classic cars right across the country, who are being invited to just park up at the museum’s extensive car park on the day. There’s no need to book a slot, just turn up.
Chris continued, “We never know exactly what to expect, as we issue an open invitation to all, with no need to reserve a place. So, rather than make any predictions about the type of vehicles that may turn up, I’ll wait and see and encourage visitors to pay us a visit on Boxing Day. The rest of the team are just as curious as me to see what will turn-up!”
Indoors, the museum’s extensive collection of cars, motorbikes and artefacts will also be on display as usual, with owners of the classic vehicles participating in the Drive & Ride In Day event offered a discount on entry to the museum itself.
2018 saw the Lakeland Motor Museum celebrate its Ruby Anniversary. Since opening its doors at its initial Holker Hall site on 1st April 1978, the museum has welcomed more than 1.5 million visitors.
The museum is the home of a unique collection of 30,000 exhibits, including well over 150 classic cars and motorbikes.