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micro's at lakeland motor museum
« on: March 10, 2013, 06:41:47 PM »
this well known collection relocated a few miles while back and whilst up there for the weekend we visited - great museum

none in immaculate condition but original without TOO many deviations from standard , the Peel P50 is obviously well rallied and ready to go , the Trident may have needed a little tweaking but not much
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Re: micro's at lakeland motor museum
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013, 06:44:16 PM »
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Re: micro's at lakeland motor museum
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2013, 09:53:31 PM »
is this a deviation , i have not seen this switch used in a Scootacar i dont think
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Re: micro's at lakeland motor museum
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2013, 10:58:42 PM »
I remember seeing this collection when it was at Holker hall , Grange over sands. Where is it now?

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Re: micro's at lakeland motor museum
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 09:25:43 AM »
Hasn't moved too far bob. Its now on the main a590 m6 - barrowroad a big custom built building near the steam railway and the southern tip of lake windermere
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Re: micro's at lakeland motor museum
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013, 09:32:59 AM »
Has the whole collection been kept together? As I recall there were a lot of cars and motorcycles including one of those cars pulled along by aircraft propeller, cant remember what they are called. I think its Helicas as seen here..

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Re: micro's at lakeland motor museum
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013, 09:47:45 AM »
is this a deviation , i have not seen this switch used in a Scootacar i dont think


I would have thought so but I'm no Scootacar expert. Anyone painting there car Kermit green is not going to be too bothered by non original switch gear. :D

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Re: micro's at lakeland motor museum
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2013, 01:01:43 PM »
Bikes and planes abound but didn't see a prop driven car. Well worth a visit . Didn't even have time for the seperate donald campbell / bluebird exhibition.
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Re: micro's at lakeland motor museum
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2013, 02:24:26 PM »
Hang on, isnt this Mike Plant? :D :D :D

I wondered what he was building in the shed!

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Re: micro's at lakeland motor museum
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2013, 10:20:05 PM »
like the masonic rolled up trousered look  ;)
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Re: micro's at lakeland motor museum
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2013, 08:12:02 AM »
What does a Scottish mason do?

The collection as it was at Holker Hall was streamlined as my NSU P2 came from there and several other MIcrocars were sold off. They did it rather quietly, possibly as many cars were donations and it was felt better not to be visibly selling stuff off, I do not know. It is also likely there was stock not on display. Car Museums are not the most profitable of businesses on their own and many have a benefactor to keep them financed. Of course if you can produce spin off business from your collection and nail the overheads down you can create a reasonable living but you are then buying a lifestyle. It was the commitment to that lifestyle that was the main reason I did not start a Museum back in the early '90's when you could find the interesting exhibits to fill it at reasonable prices. A what if.
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Re: micro's at lakeland motor museum
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2013, 03:50:22 PM »
Has the whole collection been kept together? As I recall there were a lot of cars and motorcycles including one of those cars pulled along by aircraft propeller, cant remember what they are called. I think its Helicas as seen here..



Some more prop cars here - some good, some for fun.

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Re: micro's at lakeland motor museum
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2013, 06:19:10 PM »
I passed the museum a few times when I was working nearby 3 years ago, and got leaflets from hotel rooms. Sadly despite going up there many times over 2 years, sometimes for up to three days, I had not a single chance to visit museum, steam railway, steam launches etc. From their flyers I had no idea they had any micros there.
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Re: micro's at lakeland motor museum
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2013, 06:38:21 PM »
it always had - possible that they all belong to gordon fitzgerald - he's certainly got both peels - perhaps they drew the line at his gordon  ;D which isn't there
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Re: micro's at lakeland motor museum
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2013, 08:34:46 PM »
I guess it's good that I did not know or I might have made a scene! Although we were based at Coniston Water I did not even get a chance to see Bluebird in the local museum. Luckily the hotel we stayed at did sometimes have Coniston Brewery's Bluebird Bitter on tap and that is a fine bevvy.
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