Latest News - Spring 2016

Added 30 May

Lincoln Castle Rally report and pictures added.

A new vehicle has joined our collection - JTO 682N - 1975 Enfield 8000

Work continues with ONO 59 and FHN 833

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ONO 59 - front destination box and framework removed, May 2016 ONO 59 - windows removed for re-fitting with new rubber, May 2016 FHN 833 - painting in progress, May 2016

Museum resident 952 JUB (AEC Regent V - Tyne & Wear 413, new as Leeds 952) and member's NJV 995 (AEC Bridgemaster - Grimsby Cleethorpes 133) attended the AEC Rally at Newark on 29 May.

Society Bristol Lodekka LFW 326 carried North Kesteven District Council guests at a recent event between Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre and RAF Cranwell.

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LFW 326 at RAF Cranwell, May 2016 952 JUB at Newark AEC Rally, in company with Leicester FJF 40D and Grimsby Cleethorpes NJV 995, May 2016

Added 30 April

Summer opening hours resume 1 May - the Museum will also be open on Bank Holiday Mondays 2 and 30 May. More here.

Spring 2016 News

Many thanks to everyone who came to our Easter Sunday (27 March) Open Day event - a brief report and photos added.

In the weeks before Open Day, some of our members' and Museum vehicles were out and about to publicise the event.

We are most grateful to Asda, North Hykeham; Morrisons, Tritton Road, Lincoln; and Lincoln Business Improvement Group for making this happen.

LVVS Discover Lincolnshire Weekend

1975 Rover 2200SC Saloon (owned by one of our members) and museum 1936 Austin 18 saloon on display at Morrisons, Tritton Road, Lincoln on 10 March 2016

Visiting Austin 7 and Morris 10 outside the Museum during Discover Lincolnshire Weekend, March 2016
The Museum's Austin 18 and member's Morris Minor on display at Asda, North Hykeham, on 22 March 2016. Museum vehicles on display in Lincoln's City Square on 26 March 2016.

The Museum welcomed a healthy number of visitors, and our buses provided their usual service connecting the Museum with other attractions in Lincoln on 12 and 13 March for the annual Discover Lincolnshire weekend - an event which has been part of our calendar every year since its launch in 2004.

Raleigh / Trojan 'Mini Moped' DVL 728 has joined the Museum collection after some time in store.

Winter 2015 / 6 Fleet News

ONO 59 - Bristol K5G

Work is progressing well in a number of areas including rebuilding the wooden frame around the rear end. The coving panels and lino have been removed from the lower deck and the floor treads cleaned up.

All windows have been removed and the frames prepared for re-fitting with new rubber. Thanks to all members who have helped with this work so far, it's smashing to see some younger members involved with this vehicle.

Lower deck framework, April 2016

AFY 376 - Austin 16/6

The radiator has been re-cored and the manifolds and distributor fitted. The body has been trial fitted and it now looks like a car again!

FHN 833 - Bristol L5G

The sliding windows have now been fitted and work very well. This leaves a handful of pieces of wooden trim to be made, and then it's painting time. It's nearly there...

seen from the gantry, April 2016

NFW 36V - Bristol VR

The rear saloon floor has been removed so a start can be made on repairing the badly corroded chassis, while progress is being made with repairing the equally rusty offside emergency door. This vehicle will need a lot of work before it is fit to run again, so more help is very welcome.

B503 FFW - Leyland Olympian

Painting has now been completed and a new MOT obtained. Many thanks to Craig who has made a magnificent job of this vehicle. All it really needs now is shot-blasting underneath - any sponsors out there?

DFE 383 - Guy Arab

The steering box is being re-bushed to try and make the steering less heavy.

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