Classic convoy to gather for autumnal treat at Drive In Day!
A convoy of classic TVR cars will bring a sporty feel to this weekend’s “Classic Drive & Ride In Day” at Lakeland Motor Museum.
The TVRs are part of the Blackpool Thunder Car Club which is expected to converge at the award-winning museum in Backbarrow on Saturday afternoon around 1pm. It’s a fitting venue for the club as one of the museum’s exhibits is the world’s oldest surviving TVR.
📷: A previous meet of the Blackpool Thunder Club outside the museum
Earlier in the day there will be vehicles on show from the Lakeland Historic Car Club which holds its monthly meet at the museum which is one of the north’s leading heritage attractions. They gather from 10am to lunchtime.
Our museum, at Backbarrow in South Cumbria, is a popular destination for classic vehicle enthusiasts where drivers display their pride and joys and compare notes with visitors and other vehicle owners.
📷: Who will win the coveted Awesome Autumn trophy this year?
One of the lucky enthusiasts will drive off with the coveted ‘Awesome Autumn Trophy’ which is presented to the most interesting or unique vehicle to attend the Drive and Ride in Day.
The "Awesome Autumn Trophy" and the world's oldest surviving TVR which is on display at the Lakeland Motor Museum
The hand-crafted trophy is made from a 1960s steering wheel produced by racing driver and motorsport pundit Les Leston’s company. It’s supported by a BSA spanner which has been bent to create the stand and rests on a plinth created from an original ‘Wright’ registration plate.
📷: The 2nd TVR car ever built, now on permanent display at Lakeland Motor Museum.
The famous TVR company was founded just down the coast from South Cumbria - in Blackpool in 1947. It was originally called Trevcar Motors after its founder Trevor Wilkinson who built his first car in 1949 and gave it the TVR brand by shortening his first name.
His first car doesn’t survive – after it crashed and was sold for parts. But his second car, now in the museum, continues to have a magnetic appeal to those with an interest in celebrating the proud and innovative history of the North West region.
Chris Lowe, Curator at the Lakeland Motor Museum, says: “Our October Classic Drive and Ride in Day is always a popular event. We look forward to welcoming some impressive vehicles.
“Owners of classic vehicles from right across the country are welcome and there’s no need to book a slot, just turn up.”
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 and a special 10% discount voucher on the new-look shop.
The ‘Drive and Ride In Day’ takes place on Saturday, October 1st (10am - 3pm). Participating drivers can park their vehicles for free, with no booking necessary.