Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Maewa Austin Mews

On Sunday I travelled in Max's Jag from his home in Palmerston North to Maewa Austin Mews near Feilding, along with a few other members of the Manawatu Vintage Car Club. This is a private collection of Austins mostly in the condition as acquired.
Max's Mk 2 and a 1929 Chev that travelled with us.
'39 Chev also accompanied us.
Bedford bus is living quarters for the owners of the Austin collection.
Masses of parts (not all Austin) available for purchase.
Australian Austin Lancer was based on the Wolseley 1500.
One of the few restored vehicles. Austin truck from the early 20th century.
Austin tow truck deteriorating in the yard.
Rare Austin tractor.
A50s and A55s were once common on our roads.
Austin Ant is extremely rare.
Austin Cambridge and Australian model Freeway.
A99.
Luxurious interior of the Austin 3 litre
A35 in 2 door and 4 door forms.
General view of a portion of the 60+ vehicles.
Some of the outdoor section of the collection, which will have to be sold or scrapped as the local Council has asked that they be removed
Land crab division
One of the most interesting cars was this South African Austin Apache.
Based on the 1100/1300 range with an extended boot and bonnet.
Tasman 6 cylinder was an interesting exercise, but very few still exist.
A70 Hampshire was Austin's flagship from 1948 to 1950.
Early 6 cylinder models.
A60 and A55 commercials were popular with tradesmen and local authorities.
Following the '29 Chev on the way.
On the way home we took the Jag to a park for a photographic session.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

A & P Show and other stuff.

Here are a few photos I took at the Wairarapa A & P Show in Carterton on the 29th October. I spent som e of the day talking to people on my employers stand and then had a short wander round.
Fuso unloading big equipment for display at the show.
Mike Tatham has painted his Leader in its original Transport Wairarapa colours.
My employer's stand at the show
Classic tractor.
Tidy old P4 Rover.
Series 1 Silver Shadows always look better than series @ to me.
P5 Rovers are always more desirable with the V8 motor, but the old 3 litre six was a quiet if not strong performer.
WLT's Freightliner Argosys were employed transporting sheep to the show for the shearing competitions.
Nissan carted the logs for the axemen at the show.
Neat Falcon GT replica in the A&P Show car park.
Seen on the streets in Masteron during the week.
A well cared for Datsun 120Y with roof-rack, rear louvre, mag wheels, exterior sun-visor, front spoiler and driving lights

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Back to the Future and More.

Family friend Sarah is in the States at the moment and sent these photos of movie cars from Universal Studios. If you're a movie buff you will no doubt know them all. I confess I had to look at the signs behind them in most cases. Apart from the Flinstones and Back to the Future, of course.