Had a lovely weekend a week or so ago with the TVRCC crowd. This was organised by the High Peaks region and we had a night in the rather lovely Whitewater Hotel in Backbarrow to set us up for a look around the Lakeland Motor Museum.
I have heard of this museum - it was famous, I believe, for having the 007 cars from the various movies. They are no longer an attraction rather disappointingly but they did have a genuine TVR Cerebra Speed 12 and the even rarer TVR number 2.
Of particular interest was the Bluebird exhibition. Terrifying machines, all of them!
That picture of the aquamarine wrapping factory reminds me of trips up to my grandparents in Windermere. We used to pass a village which was completely covered in blue powder, from the Dolly Blue works IIRC
This museum was tantalisingly close to a place we stayed at in Newby Bridge. It didn't seem far enough to warrant going in the car, but was also impossible to walk to, as there was no pavement along the road. Didn't go in the end!
Post by Bob Sacamano v2.0 on Apr 19, 2017 8:09:56 GMT
It's a fun little museum that is just down the road from a hotel a mate of mine owns, the Rusland Pool Hotel. We like to go over and visit Holker Hall while we're there as I was always taken there on school trips as a kid.
As has been pointed out the Bond cars were never there, they were at Keswick.
If you let me stay I promise to be a (slightly)less argumentative bastard from now on.
Great: I don't need to arse about with any photos as Mark has posted them all. We also went to the Ruskin Museum in Consiton which has a Campbell section. They've got the bits of K7 dragged out of the lake over the years: the state of the cockpit indicates a pretty instant death for poor Donald: