Rare 1907 Holsman car to take pride of place at Burwell Museum classic and vintage vehicle day

Burwell Museum of Fen Edge Village Life.

Burwell Museum of Fen Edge Village Life. - Credit: Archant

A RARE American 1907 Holsman car is expected to take price of place at Burwell Museum’s popular Classic Cars and Vintage Vehicles Day this Sunday afternoon.

Volunteers at the museum have been busy working on the car - one of only two in the UK - and there are high hopes that the vehicle will be in action for visitors to admire.

Ann Wise, volunteer co-ordinator at the museum, said: “We very much hope that the Holsman will be choked into life on Sunday. The car was donated to the museum several years ago, it is a beautiful and rare old vehicle.”

Members of Newmarket and Brandon classic car clubs are also bringing along a wide range of vehicles for visitors to view during the afternoon, spanning several decades, and the museum’s own Austin Seven will be on show.

Ann said: “There will be something for all petrol heads to enjoy, but we will also offer a range of attractions for the whole family. This is not just boys with their toys, but a real family event. Visitors can enjoy making model cars that will be balloon powered and raced, and we will be building a motor mobile.”


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The museum will also be running its Hornby 00 gauge model train set, and its Scalextric electric car racing game.

Volunteers will be on hand to tell visitors about the Burwell Mill project to replace the cap and sails, it is hoped the mill will be open to the public next spring.

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The event runs from 12 noon to 5pm. Refreshments will be served by the Friends of Burwell Museum, and there will be a bric-a-brac stall.

Entry costs £4 for adults and £1.50 for children, with under 5s admitted free.

Free museum parking is available at the Gardiner Memorial Hall in the High Street.

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