Our Events

After much consideration and discussion, we have very reluctantly decided not to organise any further Transport Festival events, but we are looking towards smaller events at the Museum instead for the 2022 season.

Concerns have been raised regarding the wisdom of expecting large numbers of people to cross Whisby Road safely and regularly all day, as traffic has become rather heavy and there are those drivers (not entrants!) who are very impatient as well as those who do not respect the speed limit. Not a safe mix at all.

We realise this will come as a big disappointment to very many, but sincerely hope you will totally understand why. Our last event was superb, and this is how we would like the event and the members who made it possible remembered. Our thanks are also extended to all our neighbours and local businesses for their generous support over the years, and not least, all the folk who made this possible. Many visitors and vehicle owners travelled considerable distances over the years to help the Society and be with us, and we are immensely grateful to all for the enthusiasm shown at these events.

Lincoln Castle Rally LVVS Car Running Day Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum Open Day
Lincoln Castle Rally Car Running Day Transport Festival - City Tour bus

Our 2020 Events

Vehicle Rally at Lincoln Castle - Sunday 31 May 2020 - CANCELLED

Very reluctantly, the LVVS Board has decided to cancel the Lincoln Castle Rally, due to the continuing coronavirus outbreak.

We have not yet been able to arrange a new date this year and will be contacting entrants as soon as possible.

Reports and pictures of previous events - 2019 Rally - 2018 Rally - 2017 Rally

Car Running Day at the Museum - August Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2020 - CANCELLED

An informal event offering a chance to take a ride in some of our vintage and classic cars. This event began in 2013, and has now become an annual event. Visiting classic cars are welcome.

Report and pictures from - 2019 event - 2018 event - 2017 event

Transport Festival at the Museum - Sunday 1 November 2020 - CANCELLED

Our traditional Transport Festival events take place on Easter Sunday and the first Sunday in November each year.

These long established events allow visitors a chance to see some of the vehicles - including those awaiting and under restoration - which are not normally on public display. The Museum hosts our own refreshments stand, as well as several visiting enthusiasts' sales stalls. A variety of visiting vehicles - from motor cycles through cars and small commercial vehicles to large commercials and buses and coaches - visits for the day. Please get in touchif you would like to bring a classic / vintage vehicle or are interested in having a stall at the event. (please note we do not require food / drink sellers.)

Also, many of our cars and buses take to the road for the day and offer a chance to see, hear - and of course travel on - yesterday's transport.

The 'bus services' for this event have grown in recent years - many visiting buses and coaches from around the country join with our own 'fleet' to provide free services for our visitors. The Easter event usually sees around 20-25 buses 'in service' and November usually has over 30 buses, and offers a rare chance to see our buses out and about after dark.

These services include frequent services to / from Lincoln City Centre and a local park and ride service (as the event is too big for our own site!) - more information nearer the time.

See more about recent events - November 2019 - Easter 2019 - November 2018 - Easter 2018

Some videos of past events on YouTube can be seen here.

Boston Bus Station Lincoln LVVS
LVVS Meets the people of Lincolnshire
Boston 2017
Heritage Open Day
Bus Service, Lincoln
LVVS on display, City Square,
Lincoln - March 2016

Other Local Events

Our vehicles often get out and about from the Museum and can be seen at other events and vehicle rallies around Lincolnshire and beyond, and occasionally on display in and around Lincoln.

Events Elsewhere

We do not have the resources to include listings of other organisations' events on our website - we would suggest

Bus Events - Classic Buses website Events Diary

Car Events - Classic Shows UK

Historic & Classic Vehicle Events in central and N England, Scotland & Wales - Morgans Year Book

Local Events - Lincolnite - Lincolnshire Echo - Lincs FM - Visit Lincoln

(We can not accept responsibility for the contents of linked websites.)

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