Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Busy, busy, busy


Again I have little time to post (off to Christchurch in a few minutes), so I'll leave you with some more photos of the motors at the Heddington Steam Rally last weekend.

Had one of these (Triumph Dolimite Sprint).

Wish I had one of these (Bristol).

Had one of these, but a 110 rather than a 60. Called it Battlestar Galactica.

Lust after one of these.


Morgan 3 Wheelers .


MG

Had one of these, but in Wolsey Hornet livery.

Rebuilt more of these than I care to remember - 4 at least.


This one's a bit of a bugger to drive - keeps wanting to take to the air (WWII Rolls Royce Merlin engine).


6 comments:

  1. Love the photos. My father used to have a Morgan 3 wheeler. My mother made him sell it after he turned it over when the wheel got stuck in the tram-lines at Bull Green, Halifax way back in the 1930s. Have a good trip to Christchurch.

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  2. Excellent photos. I owned two Dolomites in my time and loved them both. They were prone to head warping though. The Bristol and the Rover are my favourites. I'd take a Bristol over a Rolls any day.

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  3. Alan: A pal of mine used to have one. He used the motor from a Japanese plastic toy to drive the windscreen wiper.

    Dave: The Bristol does have elegant lines, does it not? I once drove my Rover 110 from Southport to London with no water in the rad. It was terrifically overcooled with having an oil cooler.

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  4. Great shots. Used to go to the Steam fair thing at Enfield. Always rained.

    I know Christchurch. Been on holiday there. Do you know Mudeford? with all those beach huts? we slept in one - it was awful xxx

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  5. Love the photos. I like looking at vintage cars - I must have been to at least three different events this year where classic cars were on view.

    Battlestar Galactica is a great name for a car.

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  6. Jenny: I only go there to work. I think you have to be over 80 to live there.

    Liz: The name was given to the car due to it's ability to drive away unscather from a 15 car pile-up on the M1 - and being the only car to do so. Totally wreched the back end of a Ford Orion and the front of a VW Sirocco. I was about No. 10 in the pile-up.

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