Lakeland Motor Museum’s classic car days and when you can catch a glimpse of them

If you have a love of classic cars or know someone that does, you could be in for a treat this year as Lakeland Motor Museum has announced a jam-packed lineup for gatherings.

In addition to the traditional big three classic drive and ride in days, there’s a whole host of events that have been added to the schedule.

Classic Drive and Ride in Days will take place on April 2, October 1 and Boxing Day when proud owners will show off their classic cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles at the museum in Backbarrow.

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The car park is more often than not filled with classic motors as its location, ideally places on the A590, is a perfect gathering point.

The first in the busy calendar of events will be this Saturday (March 5) between 10am and 12noon, with the Lakeland Historic Car Club holding its monthly meeting – this takes place the first Saturday of every month.

The club was established in 1981 to encourage the preservation and use of historic vehicles.

People won’t have to wait long for the next event, on Sunday (March 6), the Lake District Land Rover Club will gather from 9.30am and then next Sunday (March 13) the Land Rover Series 2 Club meets between 12 noon and 3pm.

As we head into April, alongside the Classic Drive and Ride in Day, the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club will also gather with their vehicles on April 2.

It's a busy schedule for Lakeland Motor Museum
It’s a busy schedule for Lakeland Motor Museum

Further events in April include gatherings by the Mersey Mini Club on April 3, the Lotus Drivers Club on April 10 and on Sunday, April 24 it’s the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Club’s Drive It Day.

These events are an added bonus to the already extensive collection of vehicles and auto memorabilia inside the museum itself.

But the gatherings throughout the year won’t just be cars. On May 22, The Soldiers’ Charity motorcycle event will take place between 10.30am and 4pm.

Other events through the summer include gatherings by the Lotus Drivers Club, Citroen Traction Avant Owner’s Club, Vauxhall VX220 and Toyota MR2 clubs.

At the Classic Drive and Ride in Days, a prestigious trophy is up for grabs for the most impressive classic vehicle on display. Those Ride in Days are open to owners of classic cars, trucks, vans and motorbikes, as well as more recent hot hatches, superminis and high-performance sports cars. There is no need to book.

Events are open to anyone
Events are open to anyone

But if you don’t own a classic vehicle, don’t worry, all events are open for anyone to attend.

Full details of all the events planned at the museum can be found here.

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