Sidecarland

The Bubble Car Museum

by Roy and Chris

The Bubblecar Museum has relocated from Bayard’s Leap, near Sleaford, and is now situated at Clover Farm, Main Road, Langrick, near Boston, Lincolnshire. A few years ago the site at Bayard’s Leap saw a very successful rally held there by the South Yorkshire Sidecar Club; it was very handy for me to visit as I live close by.

Mike and Paula shut the old site a couple of years ago as they wanted to further expand the museum. They found the new site and developed it and they re-opened the museum in March of this year. Chris and I found it purely by chance when we rode passed it one day recently.

The new set up includes two floors, with over 50 micro cars on display; there is an excellent guide book about the cars. To qualify as a micro car the vehicle must have an engine size of less than 700 cc. Upstairs there is a collection of scooters and some lightweight cars. Paula told me that they have 5 more French cars to go up there. Being interested in three wheels, I counted 23 three wheelers on display. They have also created a row of shop fronts for you to browse at; these contained some memorabilia. There is also a mock-up garage and a workshop for you to look at.

The museum also houses a café, which can seat 60. I felt that it was reasonably priced; we had two mugs of coffee and two large slices of cake for £4. The café also doubles up as a gift shop and farm shop.

The museum also has a rally field and full camping facilities. For details of these check out their website: – www.bubblecarmuseum.co.uk or phone :- 01205 280037.

The museum is still a work in progress. They have some more ideas to implement before considering it to be complete. This is a nicely laid out museum and campsite and well worth a visit