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Come and see the Whealer Dealers FSM Syrena at the Bubblecar Museum!

As those of you who saw the Wheeler Dealers episode first screened on October 8th may already know, the Bubblecar Museum is the proud new home for an FSM Syrena bought in Poland by Mike Brewer and restored by Edd China on the show.

Mike Brewer and FSM Syrena from the Whealer Dealers television show

Mike Brewer and FSM Syrena from the Whealer Dealers television show. The Syrena, which means 'mermaid', can now be viewed at The Bubblecar Museum.

The Syrena is on display in the museum and will be until we close on the 17th of November, this is a week later than we anticipated for Winter closing due to the unprecedented demand by visitors wishing to see the Wheeler Dealers car!!

It was terrific fun working with the Wheeler Dealer team and really interesting to see their workshop in Bracknell, they have done some microcars before but nothing as unusual as this.

A rare sight in the West, the car was brought back from Poland where they are plentiful. The Syrena was introduced in 1957 and stayed similar in design to the end of production in 1983.

The Wheeler Dealers team painted the car in the colours of the Polish flag with a red and cream interior.

Remember, if you want to see The Syrena, you have until November the 17th to visit the museum!

The Bubblecar Museum is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm.
We are located near Boston in Lincolnshire.
Admission charges are a micro £3 for adults and £1 for children.

 

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Filming a bubblecar duel for the BBC’s Celebrity Antiques Road Trip!

The museum recently played host to actors Amanda Donohoe and Robert Bathurst who, paired with experts David Harper and Philip Serrell, were filmed in and around the museum for an episode of the BBC’s Celebrity Antiques Road Trip program.

One highlight of the filming was a lively jaunt into near-bye country lanes, with Gary Longstaff (Heinkel Trojan Club) and Mike Cooper (Bubblecar Museum) piloting the celebrities and experts in a pair of Trojan bubblecars behind the BBC film crew.

Filming Celebrity Antiques Road Trip for the BBC

Getting ready for a bubblecar duel!

Needless to say much bravery was shown by all concerned!

A fun day, It was fantastic to see Phillip and Amanda huddled over pots of tea in the tearoom bemoaning the prices people want for antiques!

The episode is slated to show in October around the time of Children in Need. Look out for broadcast times on the BBC website.

The Bubblecar Museum is open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 10am to 5pm.
We are located near Boston in Lincolnshire.
Admission charges are a micro £3 for adults and £1 for children.

Why not drop in for a visit!

Bond Bugs, Trojans and Goggomobils galore at the Bubblecar Museum!

Our annual rally and runout was a terrific success again this year with around 25 cars taking part in activities over the bank holiday weekend of May 25th and 26th. A number of the cars ventured out on a road run around Boston, visiting historic sites and posed for a photo shoot outside Boston’s historic market place. Local Boston Borough Councillor, Mike Gilbert, was on hand too to give rally participants a rundown on local history.

Glass Goggomobil TS400 coupe

One highlight at the May rally was this superb Glas Goggomobil TS400 coupé

Over the 14th to 16 June a number of iconic Bond Bugs descended on the museum for their annual Bug Club rally.

Wheeler Dealers Bond Bug

Bond Bugs in attendance included one restored on the Wheeler Dealers television program

Bond Bugs at the Bug Club rally

Striking and nearly always orange: Bond Bugs

The Heinkel Trojan Club visited the weekend after, 21st to 23rd June for their annual rally, when they were joined by a number of other microcars including a Scootacar.

Heinkel and Trojan 3 wheelers plus guests

Heinkel and Trojan 3 wheelers plus guests

The Bubblecar Museum is open 10am to 5pm – Fri, Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays.

The Bubblecar Museum opens it’s doors for 2013 season!

The Bubblecar Museum is now open for 2013!

Over the winter closed time we have been busy adding new displays into the museum, loads more memorabilia, pictures and vehicles including a French microcar display.

We have many events taking place at the museum over coming months too, including our very own Bubblecar Museum Annual Rally on 24 to 26 May 2013, featuring a barbecue, social evening, run outs and music from the fantastic Drowning Fish Band. The rally has limited numbers so let us know early that you want to come. More details here.

RIDES we shall again be offering Bubblecar Rides from the museum, more details to follow but a ten minute ride around the local lanes will be bookable on some dates throughout the year.

Our first year open on our new site was a terrific success, with a fantastic rise in visitor numbers, so thank you all for coming to see us. We even had a mention from Chris Evans on the radio.

The Bubblecar Museum is open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 10am to 5pm.
We are located near Boston in Lincolnshire.
Admission charges are a micro £3 for adults and £1 for children.

Why not drop in for a visit!

The Bubble Car Museum, Boston, PE22 7AW.