Thanks to John Child, Andy Hides and Paul and Joyce Jefford for supplying these images of Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society in action.
The Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society (LVVS) was set up away back in 1959 to preserve and restore historic road transport vehicles for display to the general public. Shown here in 2013 is one of the first vehicles in the collection – a Leyland Lion now 86 years old!
About 200 entries were received for the 2012 Castle Rally organised by the LVVS in conjunction with Lincoln Castle Staff.
Visitors to the 2012 Waddington Air Show took over 14,000 journeys on buses used on the park-and-ride service form the car parks.
Not all of the exhibits on display are owned by the LVVS. The bus on the right belongs to a Society member and has been resident at Whisby Road for the last two and a half years. It is a rare example of a World War II “utility” bus, new in 1945. As you can see from the radiator, it is a Daimler.
The museum contains over 60 vehicles, many having local connections. Here are two Bristol buses from the Lincolnshire Road Car fleet running on scheduled service at the Easter 2013 Open Day.
The LVVS has some 200 members, almost half of whom help in preparing for and running our Open Days. The Society is famous for its home-made refreshments, and here on the right you see members of the catering team hard at work in the new café area. Just look at those large helpings of cake!
The Society’s Open Days get bigger and bigger as the years go by. So many visiting vehicles come along from far and near that neighbouring premises are kindly made available. Here is a study in red at Easter.
The LVVS bought its Whisby Road premises in North Hykeham in the 1960s. Here is the main exhibition area built in 1993, turned over to stallholders selling books, models, spares and accessories and many other good things at the 2013 Easter Open Day. A new workshop and storage area are through the door at the back.
Our Open Days attract vehicles at the top of the range. The Harley Davidsons are here parading at the close of the latest Open Day