Custom Hot Rod Day at Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum
The Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum is pleased to be able to hold another in its successful run of car-themed special event days at Flixton. So far this year we have hosted Citroens, Jaguars, MG heritage cars, vintage cars and, of course, the latest in our regular visits from the East Coast Pirates.
On the 3rd of June we continue the hot rod trend with a visit of around 20 Hot Rod custom cars owned by the members of the “Lucky Bastards Club”. As usual, we will be mixing these customised road-legal special cars with the aircraft on display outside, and we don’t discount the possibility of several of the cars being started and run up at different times of the day. It’s their first visit to Flixton so, while we don’t know quite what to expect, we’re looking forward making this a regular occasion in our calendar in the same way that the East Coast Pirates are now an annual feature. Bring your cameras!!
The Museum site will be fully open as usual from 10am through to 4pm on the day, with all the aircraft, cockpits and equipment displays, the 446th, Air Sea Rescue and ROC buildings all open and Museum Volunteers on hand to explain the thousands of aviation related items that make up the Museum Collection.
The NAAFI cafe will be open for the serious business of tea (or coffee) and cake, and the shop will be offering a wide range of aviation related goodies to help you make the most of your day.
Entrance to the Museum, and parking when you arrive, are all free – but we would really appreciate a donation to help with the never ending maintenance of all the exhibits and to help us keep the Museum growing.
We have aeroplanes on display that date from before the war through to the Canberras, Lightnings, Hunters and Harriers that have seen service in the RAF in more recent times. Across the whole site we have more than 60 aircraft and cockpit sections on display and can often offer access into many of them for photo opportunities. Museum Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and point out some of the features of each aircraft.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome, provided they are kept on a lead (but not in the shop please, it gets a bit narrow). We are wheelchair friendly with access to all areas – apart from aircraft cockpits.
We look forward to seeing you there…!
Find out more information about visiting the museum on the NASAM website.