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New Bubblecar Museum nearing completion

In less than two weeks we open for business!

Working flat out now to finish the Museum displays. A great blend of waiting ’till the Artex dries in my hair to brush it out, fielding calls from the media, dressing teddy bears in T shirts and trying to sound calm and in control.
The Artex is easiest!
In between these tasks we are collecting cars who holidayed elsewhere during the building work.

STOP PRESS – very good news indeed, we are collecting our first Peel micro car tomorrow, which will be on display when the museum opens.

In the meantime we will do our utmost to stay sane, ready to welcome our first visitors!

Making progress at the Bubblecar Museum

We are finally in shape to start building the museum displays in the New Year. The new building is finished, the café/shop area is complete, gallons of cider is maturing nicely, the loos and showers pristine and we have a camper arriving today, if he manages to erect a tent in this wind good luck to him.
Our new driveway is laid and it’s a great success with the seagulls as its made from recycled Boston cockleshells! Apparently they stop circling overhead once the smell fades.

So thanks to everyone who has helped so far, in particular:
Mike Ayriss
John Wilson-Hall
Turnbulls in Boston for the fantastic bonfire
East Lindsay Planning and Building Control who have both been epic
Len and Pauline
Richard and Shirley our brilliant long suffering neighbours
Tim
Our Jim
Matt and Dave
Eddie
Maurice Belton

Finally anyone who I have forgotten who has donned wellies and mowed and raked and helped.

Some of the worlds strangest cars will feature at the new Bubblecar Museum

A Bond Type A is moved carefully into the new museum building

A Bond Type A is moved carefully into the new museum building

As building work progresses over the winter, a small team are busying themselves inside. Creating period sets and dioramas on which to display the cars, many of which are already on site.

The museum shop is complete and toilet facilities are in place. Outside the Museum campsite is now open for booking.

Great success with the Bubblecar Museum Bonfire Night rally!

The slightly indifferent weather did not dampen spirits at the first rally 
at the new Museum premises, 45  intrepid campers packed the camping field
 and dined in the new Museum Café. One of our helpers provided a guy for the 
bonfire which was stacked high by Dawn and Tony Yorston with all the
 building rubbish and a good helping of pallets from Turnbulls of Boston.

On
 Saturday the trip to Alford Manor was a success thanks to the wildly
 enthusiastic guide who made sure everyone enjoyed their trip to the Manor House, On
 Sunday after a tour of the new Museum building 20 of us visited two 
local village fairs and then stopped for a fantastic pub lunch at the Red Lion in 
Stickford, which rounded off the rally.

Bubblecar Museum Bonfire Night rally

Bubblecar Museum Bonfire Night rally 2011. Photo © Lee Wakefield