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Fantastic turnout makes our second annual microcar rally and road run a big success!

Over 60 rally goers attended our 2nd annual rally at The Bubblecar Museum last weekend with a wide variety of microcars, bubblecars and scooters. 24 vehicles ventured out on our runs through Lincolnshire too, with many intrepid participants following our map and getting to the destinations! The weather for the rally was glorious and Saturday’s entertainment, the Drowning Fish Band, went down a storm and really helped with the overstock of cider!

You can view a video of the rally and run setting off from the museum here.

The weekend saw many interesting cars in the rally field, including Chris and Victoria Hunt’s yellow Fiat 126, Phil Tetley’s Berkeley T60 sports and Ray and Jenny Dilks superb Frisky. The Frisky & Berkeley also took part in the road runs.

Nobel 200 at The 2nd Annual Bubblecar Museum Rally 2012

Tony & Dawn Yorston's 1960 Nobel 200, powered by a tiny 191cc engine.

Reliant Rialto at the 2nd Annual Bubblecar Museum Rally 2012

Julian Haycroft's fabulous customised 1982 Reliant Rialto Gls Saloon

BMW 600 at the 2nd Annual Bubblecar Museum Rally 2012

Neil Foster's spacious looking 1959 Bmw 600 Saloon

On the Sunday a cavalcade of microcars and scooters travelled to Boston and posed in the historic market place before moving on to an open garden day at Frog Hall Cottage, where funds were donated to the British Red Cross.
Back at the rally field prizes were given after a democratic vote for best car, best scooter and furthest travelled:

Best car
Grenville & Joyce Taylor’s pretty 1962 Autobianchi Saloon. A car in spectacular condition – owned by a man who is systematically polishing the underneath of his campervan!!

Autobianchi at the 2nd Annual Bubblecar Museum Rally 2012

Best scooter
Harvey’s striking 1956 Lambretta LD. Harvey rode his beautiful scooter on the road run too.

Lambretta LD at the 2nd Annual Bubblecar Museum Rally 2012

Furthest travelled
Rory Lynas’ immaculate 1973 Bond Bug arrived from the West Midlands with a matching tent! Travel is no stranger to Rory, who
has piloted Bond bugs to Norway and Malta. Thanks for making the effort Rory.

A big thank you to all who attended.
Next years rally will be on May 24 to 26 – we have two entrants booked already!
Details to follow on this and about our Christmas Rally too.

Read about The Bubblecar Museum in Classic Scooterist Scene!

The June/ July edition of Classic Scooterist Scene includes an article on the museum. The article by Mau Spencer describes the new museum complex and the links between the scooters and 3 wheelers on display.

Check out the article for hints on future exhibits too!

The June/ July edition is available via the Classic Scooterist Scene website.

 Classic Scooterist Scene cover

June/ July 2012 Classic Scooterist Scene cover

Morgan three wheelers visit the museum

Last weekend we were pleased to welcome the Morgan three wheelers who braved the weapons-grade weather to visit us and also the National Microcar Committee who checked us out and assisted by demonstrating cars to visitors. Thanks for coming people.

Grand opening for the Bubblecar Museum!

The Bubblecar museum was officially opened by Boston Mayor Councillor Mary Wright on Saturday 17th March.
The revitalised museum which is located in Langrick, near Boston in Lincolnshre provides much more space for vehicle displays and improved visitor faciilities.

Boston Mayor, Councillor Mary Wright opens The Bubblecar Museum

Boston Mayor, Councillor Mary Wright opens The Bubblecar Museum

After cutting the ribbon to open the museum the mayor climbed in to a diminutive Peel P50 to sample micro car motoring.
The opening was covered by BBC News Lincolnshire, ITV News Central, local radio and This is Lincolnshire to name but a few.
The ITV report includes a short video clip with owner Mike Cooper which you can view here.

The museum received a good number of visitors over the weekend. Feedback was positive with many favorable comments and much tea and cake consumed in the museum cafe!

The new museum, which contains over 30 microcars opened on schedule against many predictions.
Exciting developments are planned for the museum including a website shop and other delights.
The campsite is booking up quickly, if you would like to organise your rally at the museum and have a date in mind please contact us for availability.