Boxing Day set to be a big hit at the museum

A group of people admire one of the cars that attended the Boxing Day 2022 meet

Calling all classic and vintage vehicle owners and enthusiasts - The Lakeland Motor Museum Needs You!

An open invitation has gone out to make the museum’s traditional Boxing Day Classic Drive and Ride In Day the biggest it's ever seen.

📷: All photos from this article are kindly provided by George's Car Photography and taken from the 2022 event. George will also be at this year's event to capture all the action. See George's Facebook or Instagram pages for more of his imagery.

A classic car that attended the 2022 Boxing Day event - photographed by George's Car Photography

The cars are the stars at the Lakeland Motor Museum's big Boxing Day gathering.

It’s a seasonal celebration of the rich heritage of classic and vintage vehicles and motorcycles in the North West and promises to be a day filled with nostalgia and a little bit of horsepower!

A classic car that attended the 2022 Boxing Day event - photographed by George's Car Photography

Chris Lowe, Curator at the Lakeland Motor Museum, says: “The Boxing Day Classic Drive and Ride In Day has become a popular festive tradition and gives people the chance to showcase their pride and joys!

“Whether you own a classic car or truck or a timeless motorcycle – everyone is welcome. It’s also a great chance to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air over the holidays!”

A dog who attended last year's event on Boxing Day 2022

  • The event takes place on Tuesday, December 26 from 10am to 1pm and previous years have seen over 150 vehicles attend.

Any one of the vehicles on display could drive off win the highly coveted “Best of Boxing Day” Trophy which is something of a classic itself – hand crafted out of a vintage engine that was once part of the Museum’s collection.

The event is also open to more recent hot hatches, superminis and high-performance sports cars. It also offers the perfect chance for a ride out in the Lake District and some of the country’s most breath-taking scenery. There is also the opportunity to connect with like-minded enthusiasts, share stories, restoration tips and your love for vintage and classic automobiles.

A classic car that attended the 2022 Boxing Day event - photographed by George's Car Photography

“Every year we are surprised by the wide range of wonderful vehicles that arrive at the museum and we want this year’s meeting to be the biggest ever,” explains Chris.

“You don't have to own a classic vehicle to attend, just simply come along and join in the fun. You can view the private cars on display, take a visit to the museum or grab some refreshments at the riverside Cafe Ambio. Everyone is welcome.”

Two prevous winners of the Boxing Day trophy

Last year’s “Best of Boxing Day” Trophy was won by a 1978 Leyland Reiver truck restored by David Birch from Lindale near Grange over Sands. In 2021 it was awarded to a classic 1969 Land Rover fire engine owned by 26-year-old Kieran Hall from Ulverston.

There is no need to book and there is plenty of free parking for owners to display their pride and joy. Participating drivers and their passengers will also receive vouchers for discounted admission to the museum itself.

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