Everything about my visit to Lakeland was good, starting with it being easy to find, and plenty of free parking available right across the private road from the entrance.
As I walked in the front door my eye caught a sign which definitely bore looking into later.
My first impression when walking in is that there is a LOT of stuff in here! There are cars everywhere, Bikes and period paraphernalia all over the walls, aircraft hanging from the ceiling! I could be here much longer than I had anticipated.
Here’s a beautiful old Royal Enfield.
And a beautifully restored Ford Model T Truck
I haven’t seen many of these in the flash – a 1913 Star 12hp
Here’s something a bit special – Donald Campbells 1937 Bentley 4 1/2
Oh yes! Who doesn’t love a Jag? A 1937 Jaaaaaaguar SS 100
More Jaguar goodness! A 1955 Jaaaaaaguar XK140FHC
I’m really struggling to find words.. Interesting, maybe?
This car was featured on Top Gear a few years back – a 2000 TVR Speed 12 – Stunning!
A beautiful old 1953 Ford Popular. My Dad had one of these!
Plenty of 3-wheelers to see!
Hey Look! There’s a Mini Cooper hiding in here.. start of a thousand movies..!
And here’s a 1960 MGA Roadster with a couple of suspicious looking occupants!
There’s a quirky 1966 Amphicar here too – very handy for flooded roads!
That’s a really nice 1974 Citroen DS20.
And another Citroen, a lovely 2CV
And one of Jezzas all-time favourites, the smallest car IN THE WORLD – aka the Peel P50!
A lovely Triumph TR5. I used to see these everywhere when I was a kid – I wonder how many are driven nowadays?
Hundreds of great Models and Toys too!
A view of the largest hall from Upstairs
Quite a few of those new-fangled flying machines too.
A few more models 🙂
Even Bicycles – Lakeland has some of EVERYTHING!
Dozens and dozens of beautiful vintage and veteran Motorbikes
I can’t remember what year this Scott was, but I think it was early 20’s. And just LOOK at that styling and detail. Really amazing.
A Stunning 1931 MG M Type Midget
A 1983 Bamby – I’ve never seen one before. I think this is the front!
The obligatory DeLorean
There was SO much more, but now I’ll take you for a quick trip over the Bluebird Exhibition
A replica of Sir Malcolm Campbell’s 1935 Bluebird Car, which set a Land Speed Record of over 300mph.
From land to water, here’s a replica of Sir Malcolm Campbell’s 1939 Bluebird Boat, which set a long-standing Water Speed Record of 141.74 mpg
Another Replica, Donald Campbell’s 1967 Jet Hydroplane K7. Donald died in the real version of this boat, trying to set a World Speed Record of over 300mph.
And here’s the end 🙁 of your super-short tour of Lakelands. There is SO much more to discover than I have shown here. If you get a chance – GO! I really enjoyed myself, and you will too!