Monday, December 17, 2018

38th Annual Sunbeam Car Club Lake Ferry Run (at Lake Ferry)

Not having complete confidence in my action photos, I continued on to Lake Ferry to get some still shots.
LIP basking in the summer sun.

Red with whitewalls looks right against the greenery.

Twin Super Minxes.

Lovely Rapier. I'll always have soft spot for these.
My first car was a Rapier, but not a convertible.

This Minx has been a Wairarapa car for all of its life.

My bike shares the pleasant day with the classic cars.

The two Peugeots.

Austin Healey.

Three TRs, one needing repairs.

Not many left now and they are worth heaps.

The dominant front of the Corniche.

My dad had a Mk 2 Zephyr for many years, but it didn't seem as nice as this one.

Lovely Valiant Safari. I didn't see this on the road.
1973 VH with 245 Hemi.

Chevy front is as impressive as the Rolls Royce.
Probably more so to some people.

Little Austin by the lake.

Big Austin by the pub.

I remember these early Triumph 2000s being quite a car in 1967, when this one was built.
Although the six was a little smaller in capacity than its rivals, the 4 speed box made all the difference.

I forgot to take a note of the breed of this one, but obviously one of the many Lotus 7 copies.

Mustang squints at the camera while....

....the Auto Union flutters its eye lashes.

The Corvette was another one I didn't see on the run.
The 2016 C7 has a Italian look.

I like Mustangs of the late 60s/early 70s era.
This is a '69.

But not so much these early ones, but it is nice to see one in its original condition, with the correct wheels and trims.

The big Ford opens up to disgorge its picnic basket.

The Firenza is such a nice version of the HC Viva.

Once common on our roads.
The owner of this A55 has had many Austins over the years.

A & C.

There's no getting away from the fact that the Caddy is big.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

38th Annual Sunbeam Car Club Lake Ferry Run (on the road photos).

I was a bit late arriving this year, so I elected to go ahead of the cars and take some photos on the road. I tried using a slower shutter speed to show some sense of movement, but I got it a bit too slow and blurred many of the shots.
1951 Vauhall Velox LIP

1967 Sunbeam Tiger with the 260 ci Ford V8.

1960 Sunbeam Rapier Series 3 with 1500cc engine.

1959 Sunbeam Alpine Series 1, uses the same engine as the above Rapier.

1958 Austin Healey 100/6 is shown to have an engine of 3000cc, which means it has had an engine transplant.

1932 Austin 12/4.

1929 Austin 7.

1974 Peugeot 504.
I think this was one of our customers cars, when I worked for a Peugeot dealer, back in the 70s.

1978 Rolls Royce Corniche.
The 2 door version of the Silver Shadow saloon.

1960 Auto Union DKW.
980ccs of 3 cylinder 2 stroke.

Ford Mustang GT is only 8 months old.

1968 Chevrolet Impala hardtop with 327 ci V8.

1968 MGC Roadster.

1966 Hillman Super Minx, 1725cc.

1960 Hillman Minx series 3b, 1494cc.

1963 Vauxhall Victor 1600.

1992 Peugeot 205 CTI.

2004 Alfa Romeo GT.
3.2 litre V6.

1950 Jowett Bradford.

1947 Ford sedan.

1962 Cadillac deville with 8.3 litre of heavy drinking V8.

1954 Triumph TR2

1957 MGA roadster.

Another 1966 Hillman Super Minx.
1967 Triumph 2000 Mk 1.

1974 Triumph 2500PI.
The fuel injected Triumphs were often avoided in their early years.
There so-called unreliability was in most cases caused by lack of information and lack of understanding by mechanics brought up with carburettors.

1976 Volkswagen Kombi 2.0 litre.