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

On Her Way

Cars Posted on Sun, September 12, 2021 14:28:40

Gromit’s Revenge is off to a new home. With luck the new owners will be doing the Welsh in her. Now with a Saloon ratio Box that should help.

So from now on it is the Millard Brooklands for my competition car. Will be fitted with a race engine for next season.

The Millard Brooklands


Cars Posted on Sat, December 21, 2019 16:21:01

The Brooklands rolling chassis is now in Germany. So now we start again!

Two in tandem this time. A cable braked one and a Girling braked racer with Merlin engine and axles. Scott will build the Merlin version and campaign it in VSCC events, then decide which of his two is best to keep for himself. I think I will campaign the other, rather than trash the original too much.

It’s on the slipway now!


Brooklands Out!

Cars Posted on Mon, November 11, 2019 07:19:11

Finally got the Brooklands Rolling chassis on it’s wheel, all ready now to have gearbox and engine fitted. Just have to fire up the engine in the test bed and then all set to go. Maybe a lucky Christmas for the New German owner.

What Fun!

Long Coarse Presscott.

Cars Posted on Mon, September 30, 2019 06:52:43

Had a Good day at this years event, weather held off which always helps. Scott Got 1st in class, I had a few gentle drives on unknown engine and running gear…bits still falling off.

Many thanks to Dennis Rushton the excellent picture used in this post.

A Grand Day Out!

Winter Draws On!

Cars Posted on Sun, September 29, 2019 08:01:22

Well Prescott has been and gone, weather held out. Scott got 1st in class with his Brooklands, I also ran! What fun!

Found that John has fitted the hubs on the wrong sides, seat too high and seat back too thick. So off to upholsterer to sort and make tonnaeu as well. New engine over winter to me thinks…frightened of Merlin crank!….if nothing else rolling road set up with BTH replacement fitted and some Pre War 1 1/8″ carbs….maybe that will do for next season.

Ready or not or WHAT!

Prescott Long Course.

Cars Posted on Sun, September 22, 2019 10:58:44
Horse with no Name.

Much work done to ready for event. New exhaust and bigger carbs. Catch tanks and extinguisher. Stop stickers, etc.

Now only need to drive the bloody thing! Rain stopped play.

Brooklands Six

Cars Posted on Wed, July 24, 2019 06:56:40

We now have the Ralph Wren’s Brooklands Six project in house. Been on the go for 40 odd years. Scott has decided to build it up to completion, so now the work starts.

It is a very much as found,in pieces, kit-o-bits at this stage. I have had the chassis powder coated to make a nice clean start, all the rest of the parts are being blasted, cleaned and got ready to refurbish….long road ahead.

Brooklands Six
Boot sale!


Cars Posted on Wed, July 24, 2019 06:47:54

Just got the Millard Brooklands. Not been on the road since the 50’s, when found in a scrap yard in Gloucestershire. Hoping to have it out at VSCC Prescott 3rd&4th August.

Won’t be competitive at all yet. Needs an engine upgrade over winter. But would be nice to give her an airing.

Millard Brooklands

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