Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sunbeam Car Club 37th Annual Lake Ferry Excursion (2).

Escort and Capri make a brightly coloured pair.

Superb Mk 1 Ford Zephyr with period accessories.

An nice MGB still looks good for a design that hit the road 55 years ago.

1973 VH Chrysler Valiant was once a popular family wagon.

Smartly painted Mk 2 Zephyr.

Triumph TR6 has the fuel injected engine as used in the 2.5 PI saloon, but in slightly higher horsepower state of tune.

An elderly gentleman drove this series 3 Humber 80.

1968 Triumph TR5 looks very similar to the TR4 and 4a, but has the 2000cc 6 cylinder engine from the Triumph 2000 saloon.

Somehow I've never warmed to the styling of the late model Triumph sports cars.

Triumph is only a year younger than me.

Triumph TR7 looks a little better with the top rolled back.

1965 Mk 3 Austin Healey  and the equivalent MG Midget, are to me what British sports cars were all about.
Simple, but fun.

MGR V8 is a lovely car, but with prices around $40,000 and up, I won't be getting one.

1959 Triumph TR3a.

1932 Austin 12/4 hits the road.

A quick U turn in the Austin 7 and he's on his way.

One of the nicest designs to come out of Britain, the MGB GT.

The Mazda MX5, the direction the British motor industry should have headed.

MGC convertible looks like a B, but with the big 6 up front it is a fine touring car.

Sunbeam Car Club 37th Annual Lake Ferry Excursion (1).

After going along to have a look at this event last year, I enjoyed it so much I went back again this year. Maybe next year I'll take the bike and join the ride.
TR7 arriving, trying to find a park.

Not a car that is often thought of as one to preserve, this 1974 Morris Marina estate is immaculate.
It is fitted with the B series 1.8 litre engine.

'84 Pontiac TransAm needs some paint touch-up.

'74 Triumph Stag was a dream car to own in its day.
Although they got a reputation for engine problems due to over heating, this has been shown to be mostly caused by poor assembly practices by British Leyland at the time.

2013 Chev Camaro has the 6.s litre V8.

6.4 litres of '69 Mustang.

1982 Mercedes Benz 280SLC.
The car to have if you've always wanted an SL, but need rear seats.
The 2.8 six cylinder is less powerful than the V8s, but also less complicated and less thirsty.

1937 Austin is quite a big car .
1924 3 litre Bentley.

1964 Daimler 2.5 litre V8.
As beautiful as a Mk 2 Jag, but with that lovely V8 burble.

1930 Chevrolet Sedan.

1966 Ford Anglia van looks modern with its mag wheels and bright paint.

Ford Zephyrs of Mk 1, 2 and 3 seem to be the most desirable, so its nice to see a smart Mk 4.
In this case a Zodiac.

1966 Mini Cooper S has the twin carb 1275cc engine.
Unusually, this one has quarterlight windows in the doors which I thought were only found on Australian models which also had recessed door handles.

Lovely '37 DX Vauxhall.

LIP Vauxhall in two door convertible form, I'm guessing is an Australian model.

Ford F100 from 1951 has a few mods.

Ford Anglia from 1967 looks to be stock standard.
There used to be a lot of these on the road.

Having owned two Suzuki GS850s myself, Trev and I had a lot to talk about.
Here his 850 with sidecar looks away while Trev writes down the address of this blog.

'65 Ford Cortina is very smart with its Rostyle wheels.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Recent Snaps.

My favourite Sunbeam Rapier turned up at my workplace again this week. Still in original un-restored condition.

Very tidy D series Ford on the street. It's the same model as I drove in my first driving job.
Looks to be a mobile home with storage for the log burner fuel stored alongside the diesel tank.

First quick ride of the summer wasn't very long, due to the heat.
This is the mini grandstand at the Eketahuna Rugby Club.

L-o-n-g wheel base furniture truck on a Hino chassis.

Quad-quad International of McAuley's Transport.

Second hand Kenworth getting the Burling livery at the paint shop.

Triumph racing saloon.

Immaculate Mitsubishi Starion called into our work place recently.

Tidy HQ Holden on the street in Martinborough.

Rover for sale at a classic car sale yard.

Old Morris Oxford still in use.

Ford Escort van in Wellington.