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Vintage Car Rants

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rants about some vintage car owners and the misery of living with Old cars.

Darren’s Special

Cars Posted on Sat, May 25, 2019 05:38:54

The old 1932 wreck I rescued and sold to Darren, of Brooklands Bodycraft, is now sold…We hope.
Took to Beaulieu Autojumble and had much interest, and the first guy is making a trip to deposit and finalise spec.
We keep having folk who want a finished car, they really must learn that sitting on the fence will get them no where….they sell before they get finished!!….and the buyer gets to input the finished car.

Brooklands Special

Ponderings Posted on Sat, May 25, 2019 05:30:56

We are on a mission to build a rolling chassis for a German customer at the moment. Will be interesting to see how it goes when we are at hand over point. I never take deposits, that’s way the “Wrong Special” became mine as the guy welched on the deal at the finish.
So let’s see if the same happens again. Kinda hope ’twill as we can easily finish to complete car and get much more out of the deal.
Still it is on the slipway now, engine near done, gearbox finished.

Grand Day Out!

Cars Posted on Sat, May 25, 2019 05:21:40

Had a good days fun at Wiscombe Park, “Grommet’s Revenge” is not a hill climb car. Fitted with a 4.77:1 diff it just is too high. Gave Kev Morton a shared Drive, even he could not peddle her up the hill anywhere near his own car’s times.
Scott had a good day to and is getting to grips with the Brooklands more with each outing.
Harewood here we come!