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Lake District Vac - Day 9

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    Posted: 11 February 2020 at 13:32
Hi everyone,

Something of a change in 'tack' for Day 6 dictated to by the weather. We found ourselves looking for something under cover and found the Lakeland Motor Museum in Backbarrow. Ut's a reasonably sized museum and has a fairly eclectic range of exhibits, amongst them being a decent range of bicycles, motorbikes and cars. Pride of the show, though, must be the exhibition area devoted to Donald Campbell and some of his 'Bluebird' vehicles.

Anyway, to start off the show with the main museum first:

1. Bikes a'Plenty



2. Fire Tender



3. Bluebird Bently (Campbell's personal car)



4. TVR Speed 12


This has some notoriety in that only a very small handful were built; when the then directors of TVR tried it, they decided that whilst TVR had always had a reputation for fast cars, this was, literally, beyond what should be allowed out onto public roads as it was just too fast. My eldest can vouch for that as he has been driven in one recently and has declared it the fastest thing he's been in including some serious track sports cars!

5. Jaguar XK120 Signage



6. Ahead of Time Indicator



7. Name Those Tail Lights...



8. Joey Dunlop's Honda



9. Bike's Galore



10. "Royal Ruby"



11. The Rudge Multi



12. Triumph's "Business End"



The Bluebird and other images to follow shortly. Comments on these most welcome and thanks for looking!

Best regards, Neil.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2020 at 15:48
#7 "name those tail lights" I'd say the original Ford Classic Capri?

Good set from your visit Neil. I have always had mixed feelings for motor museums as it is wonderful to see them cared for and preserved for generations to see, but slightly sad that their life as a vehicle is effectively over and they become objects.

TFS

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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2020 at 13:22
Quite correct, Brian - I should have excluded the UK Members from that one!

I think a large number of the cars are quite usable in this collection going to your point about being 'objects' - there were a few that were clearly so but most had a look of being road-worthy.

Thanks for the comment and, I'm afraid, no prize for getting it right (though I do believe they were known as Consul Capri's? )

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Another fun set, Neil, all carefully composed images, to be sure!
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wow, that is pretty! a wonderful set, THX for sharing!

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