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Lakeland Motor Museum to host first ‘Drive & Ride In Day’ of 2019

Owners of classic and performance cars, motorbikes and light commercials are being invited back to one of the north’s leading heritage attractions next month, for the Lakeland Motor Museum’s first ‘Drive & Ride In Day’ of 2019.

Around 150 vehicles could attend throughout the day, April 14 at Backbarrow, where drivers will be 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 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. The car park here at the Lakeland Motor Museum, as always, will be transformed into something very special.”

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 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. The rest of the team are just as curious as me to see how it unfolds!”

Indoors, the museum’s extensive collection of cars, motorbikes and artefacts will also be on display as usual, with occupants of the classic vehicles participating in the Drive & Ride In Day event offered a discount on entry to the museum itself.

Two weeks later, the museum will also welcome participants of the annual FBHVC Drive It Day, on April 28, 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.

The museum is the home of a unique collection of 30,000 exhibits, including well over 150 classic cars and motorbikes.

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