Owners of classic and performance cars, motorbikes and light commercials are being invited to South Cumbria for the Lakeland Motor Museum’s first ‘Drive & Ride In Day’ of 2019, taking place at the Backbarrow venue on April 14.

Around 150 vehicles could attend throughout the day, with previous similar events having 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 said: “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.

“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!”

Occupants of participating vehicles will be offered discount entry to the museum, where its extensive collection of cars, motorbikes and artefacts will also be on display as usual. Visitors will also be able to witness the latest exhibit – a beautifully preserved 45,000-mile Humber Hawk Estate, given to the museum by a donor whose father purchased the car in 1965 and ran it until 1981 before putting it into storage.

The museum will also welcome participants of the annual FBHVC Drive It Day, on April 28. See www.lakelandmotormuseum.co.uk.