Mike and Paula living life in a bubble... car!

Bubblecar Museum, Main Road, Langrick.'Boston standard reporter Daniel Jaines with one of the cars.
Bubblecar Museum, Main Road, Langrick.'Boston standard reporter Daniel Jaines with one of the cars.

ALMOST a year’s hard work has paid off following the grand opening of Boston’s newest museum of bubble cars and classic scooters – reporter Daniel Jaines went along prior.

The exhibition which contains about 40 cars at anyone time – there are more than 200 makes of bubble car in total.

It was opened by owners Mike and Paula Cooper and the Mayor of Boston Coun Mary Wright.

The museum was originally based near Sleaford but the facility outgrew its home and so the couple moved it to the main road in Langrick.

It features a number of displays including a classic 1950s house, a French restaurant, and garage and an array of 1950s memorabilia.

It also has a campsite for people to stay in during the week and a café area.

Construction of the new exhibition began in April last year when the pair took over an old farm building, gave it walls, cleaned the roof (10 days of powerwashing), removed a grain mill, added an extra floor and more.

Mike said: “The easy bit was getting the cars, the hard bit was the infrastructure.

“We’ve been helped by a lot of people, including grant funding and lots of local places have been really good to us over time.”

The pair even have help from a volunteer in Scotland who keeps the website up to date.

Bubblecars, so called because of their shape, were made around the 1950s and 1960s.

They became popular in Europe at that time as a demand for cheap personal motorised transport emerged.

A number of high-profile figures have bubble cars in their collection including Jeremy Clarkson and Quentin Wilson.

The museum is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-5pm.

Admission is £3 for adults and £1 for children.

For more details: visit www.bubblecarmuseum.co.uk or call 01205 280037.